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Peter Peltz
Vermont House of Representatives, Lamoille-Washington 1
Former member
In office
2007 - 2015
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2006
Term limitsN/A
ProfessionOwner, Peter Peltz Construction, Inc.
Campaign website
Philip "Peter" Peltz (b. April 21, 1946) is a former Democratic member of the Vermont House of Representatives, representing Lamoille-Washington-1 from 2006 to 2015. Peltz did not seek re-election in 2014.


Peltz earned his BFA from Tufts University in 1971. Peltz was the owner of Vermont Vernacular Designs, Incorporated from 1991 to 2003. He has been the owner of Peter Peltz Construction, Incorporated since 1985.

Peltz served as a member/Chairperson of the Woodbury Elementary School Board from 1981 to 1984 and from 1987 to 1990. He then served as member/Chairperson of the Hazen Union High School Board from 1990 to 2003.

Committee assignments


At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Peltz served on the following committees:

Vermont Committee Assignments, 2013
Education, Vice chair


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Peltz served on these committees:


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Peltz served on these committees:



See also: Vermont House of Representatives elections, 2012

Peltz won re-election in the 2012 election for Vermont House of Representatives Lamoille-Washington. Peltzwas unopposed in the August 28 Democratic primary and won re-election in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[1]

Vermont House of Representatives, Lamoille-Washington District, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngPeter Peltz Incumbent 35% 2,177
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngShap Smith Incumbent 43.4% 2,699
     Republican Mickey Smith 21.6% 1,347
Total Votes 6,223


See also: Vermont House of Representatives elections, 2010

Peter Peltz ran for re-election to the Lamoille-Washington 1 District in 2010. He and Shap Smith (D) were unopposed in the general election on November 2, 2010.[1]

Vermont House of Representatives, Lamoille-Washington 1 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Shap Smith (D) 2,441
Green check mark transparent.png Peter Peltz (D) 2,127

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Peltz is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Peltz raised a total of $3,058 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 23, 2013.[2]

Peter Peltz's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Vermont State House, District Lamoille-Washington Won $3,058
2010 Vermont State House, District Lamoille-Washington-1 Won $0
Grand Total Raised $3,058


Peltz won re-election to the Vermont House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Peltz raised a total of $3,058.


In 2010, a year in which Peltz was up for election, he did not collect any money in donations.[3]


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Voting record


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.[4] Here's how Peltz voted on the selected bills:

Vermont Voters Scorecard, 2011-2012
Health Provider Tax Green Mountain Care Education Taxation Green Mountain Care Property Rate Tax Health Exchange Green Mountain Care Renewable Portfolio CVPS Rebate
N N Absent Y Y N N Y N


Peltz and his wife, Cacky, have two children.

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