|Vermont Senate Windham District|
|2011 - present|
|January 7, 2015|
|Years in position||3|
|Per diem||$162/day (non-commuter) |
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 2, 2010|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Birthday||December 31, 1950|
|Profession||Former Ambassador to Croatia|
Galbraith holds an AB from Harvard College, an MA from Oxford University, and a J.D. from Georgetown University.
Galbraith worked for the U.S. government for 24 years before taking office in Vermont. He is a former United States Ambassador to Croatia and Senior Diplomatic Fellow at the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation. He was a senior advisor to the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee from 1979 to 1993, the Director for Political, Constitutional, and Electoral Affairs at the U.N. Transitional Administration in East Timor, and taught National Security Strategy at the National War College.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Galbraith served on the following committees:
|Vermont Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Natural Resources and Energy, Vice-chair|
|• Judicial Retention|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Galbraith served on these committees:
|Vermont Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs|
|• Government Operations|
|• Judicial Retention|
Galbraith's website highlighted the following campaign themes:
- Expand health care to include an affordable Vermont Public Option for all.
- Attract investment and jobs to Windham County making use of his global experience.
- Retire Vermont Yankee as scheduled in 2012.
- Advance a Green Energy future through conservation, the use and local development of renewable energy, and marketing Vermont green technology.
- Keep Vermont special by protecting our open spaces and making farming economically viable.
- See also: Vermont State Senate elections, 2012
Galbraith won re-election in the 2012 election for Vermont State Senate Windham District. Galbraith advanced past the August 28 Democratic primary and won re-election in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Vermont State Senate, Windham District Democratic Primary, 2012|
|Jeanette White Incumbent||46%||3,084|
|Peter Galbraith Incumbent||41.2%||2,758|
- See also: Vermont State Senate elections, 2010
Galbraith ran for the Windham District seat in 2010. He ran against Jeanette White, and Toby Young in the primary. He defeated Hilary Cooke (R), Lynn Corum (R), and Aaron Diamondstone (I) in the general election on November 2, 2010.
|Vermont State Senate, Windham District, General Election (2010)|
|Peter Galbraith (D)||9,435|
|Jeanette White (D)||8,915|
|Hilary Cooke (R)||4,838|
|Lynn Corum (R)||3,924|
|Aaron Diamondstone (Socialist)||620|
Comprehensive donor information for Galbraith is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Galbraith raised a total of $21,279 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 20, 2013.
|Peter Galbraith's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Vermont State Senate, District Windham||$2,619|
|2010||Vermont State Senate, District Windham||$18,660|
|Grand Total Raised||$21,279|
2012Galbraith won re-election to the Vermont State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Galbraith raised a total of $2,619.
|Vermont State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Peter Galbraith's campaign in 2012|
|Total Raised in 2012||$2,619|
|Source:Follow the Money|
In 2010, the year Galbraith first won election to the Senate, he collected $18,660 in donations.
His four largest contributors in 2010 were:
The Ethan Allen Institute, a Vermont-based free-market public policy research and education organization, released its biennial publication, the Vermont Voters' Report Card, for the years 2011-2012. The report showed how Vermont legislators in the state House and state Senate voted on key issues important to the Institute. Here's how Galbraith voted on the selected bills:
|Vermont Voters Scorecard, 2011-2012|
|National Popular Vote||Green Mountain Care||Green Mountain Care||Green Mountain Care||Tax Bill||Free Speech||Health Exchange||CVPS Rebate||Cloud Computing|
Galbraith is the son of economist John Kenneth Galbraith. He and his wife, Tone Bringa, have two children.
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- Profile from Open States
- Biography of Peter Galbraith on Project Vote Smart
- Vermont State Senate website
- The Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation, Ambassador Peter W. Galbraith, Retrieved June 8, 2011
- Campaign website, Issues
- Official primary candidate list
- General Election 2010 Official Results
- followthemoney.org, "Galbraith, Peter," accessed September 20, 2013
- Follow the Money.org, Peter Galbraith candidate summary, Retrieved June 8, 2011
- Ethan Allen Institute "Report Cards," accessed September 10, 2013