Richard Marek

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Richard Marek
Vermont House of Representatives, Windham 5
Former member
In office
2003 - 2015
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2002
Term limitsN/A
Richard J. Marek (b. December 29, 1946) is a former Democratic member of the Vermont House of Representatives, representing Windham-5 from 2002 to 2015. Marek did not seek re-election in 2014.


Marek earned his B.A. in political science/History from Grand Valley State University. He went on to receive his J.D. from Wayne State University. Marek has worked as a Justice of the Peace, a Deputy Fire Warden and attorney.

Committee assignments


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

Vermont Committee Assignments, 2013
Administrative Rules, Chair


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


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



See also: Vermont House of Representatives elections, 2012

Marek won re-election in the 2012 election for Vermont House of Representatives Windham 5. Marek was unopposed in the August 28 Democratic primary and was unopposed in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[1]


See also: Vermont House of Representatives elections, 2010

Marek ran for re-election to the Windham 6 District in 2010. He defeated Gaila Gulack (R) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[1]

Vermont House of Representatives, Windham 6 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Richard Marek (D) 1,258
Gaila Gulack (R) 447

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Marek is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Marek raised a total of $0 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 24, 2013.[2]

Richard Marek's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Vermont State House, District Windham-5 Won $0
2010 Vermont State House, District Windham-6 Won $0
Grand Total Raised $0


Marek won re-election to the Vermont House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Marek raised a total of $0.


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


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In 2013, the Vermont General Assembly was in session from January 9 to May 14. In 2014, the Vermont General Assembly was in session from January 7 to May 10.

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In 2011, the Vermont General Assembly was in session from January 5 through mid May. In 2012, the Vermont General Assembly was in session from January 3 to May 5.

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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 Marek 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


Marek has a wife, Linda.

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