|Vermont Senate Chittenden District|
|2011 - present|
|January 2, 2017|
|Years in position||4|
|Senate Majority Leader|
|Per diem||$107/day (non-commuter) |
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|First elected||November 2, 2010|
|Ph.D.||University of California|
Baruth holds a B.A. in English from Brown University and a PhD from the University of California at Irvine.
He is a novelist and professor at the University of Vermont.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Baruth served on the following committees:
|Vermont Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs, Vice-chair|
|• Government Accountability|
|• Legislative Information Technology|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Baruth served on these committees:
|Vermont Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Government Accountability|
- See also: Vermont State Senate elections, 2014
Elections for the office of Vermont State Senate took place in 2014. A primary election took place on August 26, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 12, 2014. Chittenden has six state senators. Incumbents Philip Baruth, Virginia Lyons, Michael Sirotkin, David Zuckerman, Timothy Ashe and Dawn Ellis were unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent Diane Snelling and Joy Limoge were unopposed in the Republican primary. John Cisar, Glyn Wilkinson, Ben Mayer, Paul Washburn, Christopher Coolidge and Travis Spencer are running as Libertarian candidates. Baruth, Lyons, Snelling, Ashe, Sirotkin and Zuckerman defeated Ellis, Limoge, Wilkinson, Cisar, Mayar, Coolidge, Spencer, and Washburn.
|Vermont State Senate Chittenden District, General Election, 2014|
|Democratic||Virginia "Ginny" Lyons Incumbent||12.6%||23,488|
|Democratic||Timothy Ashe* Incumbent||12.2%||22,790|
|Democratic||Philip Baruth Incumbent||11.9%||22,217|
|Republican||Diane B. Snelling Incumbent||11.7%||21,855|
|Democratic||David Zuckerman** Incumbent||11.4%||21,333|
|Democratic||Michael Sirotkin Incumbent||10.6%||19,738|
*Ashe appeared on the ballot as both a Democratic and Progressive nominee.
**Zuckerman appeared on the ballot as both a Progressive and Democratic nominee.
- See also: Vermont State Senate elections, 2012
Baruth won re-election in the 2012 election for Vermont State Senate Chittenden District. Baruth advanced past the August 28 Democratic primary and won election in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.
- See also: Vermont State Senate elections, 2010
Baruth was elected to the Chittenden District seat in 2010. He ran against Virginia Lyons (D), Hinda Miller (D), Timothy Ashe (D), Sally Fox (D), Frank Geier (D), and Andy Montroll (D) in the primary. He defeated Annette Roque Renaud (R), Dennis Bedard (R), Shelley Palmer (R), Mike Branon (R), Richard Jeroloman (I), Steve Laible (I), Mikey Van Gulden (I), Andy Montroll (D), and Larkin Forney (D) in the general election on November 2, 2010.
Comprehensive donor information for Baruth is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Baruth raised a total of $59,331 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 19, 2013.
|Philip's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Vermont State Senate, District Chittenden||$22,462|
|2010||Vermont State Senate, District Chittenden||$36,869|
|Grand Total Raised||$59,331|
2012Baruth won re-election to the Vermont State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Baruth raised a total of $22,462.
|Vermont State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Philip Baruth's campaign in 2012|
|Blittersdorf, David C||$1,000|
|Total Raised in 2012||$22,462|
|Source:Follow the Money|
In 2010, the year Baruth first Won election to the Senate, he collected $36,869 in donations.
His five largest contributors in 2010 were:
|William Stetson, III||$1,500|
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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 Baruth 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|
Baruth lives in Burlington, Vermont.
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- Vermont Secretary of State, "2014 Primary Election Candidate Listing," accessed June 19, 2014
- Vermont Secretary of State, "2014 Independent Candidates and Minor Party Candidates Nominated by Party Committee," accessed June 19, 2014
- Vermont Secretary of State, "2014 Major Party Nomination Candidate Listing," accessed June 19, 2014
- Vermont Secretary of State, "2014 Candidate Listing," June 13, 2014
- Vermont Secretary of State, "2014 General Election Candidate Listing," accessed October 11, 2014
- Vermont Secretary of State, "Election Results Search," accessed April 22, 2014
- followthemoney.org, "Baruth, Philip," accessed September 19, 2013
- Follow the Money.org, "Philip Baruth candidate summary," accessed June 8, 2011
- Ethan Allen Institute, "Report Cards," accessed September 10, 2013
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