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Robert Helm

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Robert Helm
Vermont House Of Representatives, Rutland-3
In office
1991 - Present
Term ends
January 7, 2015
Years in position 23
Base salary$604.79/week
Per diem$162/day (non-commuter)
$61/day (commuter)
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1990
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
ProfessionReal Estate Agent
Office website
Robert G. Helm (b. October 28, 1949) is a Republican and Democratic member of the Vermont House of Representatives, representing Rutland-3. He was first elected to the chamber in 1990.


Helm earned his AA from Concord Commercial College in 1972. He worked as owner/operator of Castleton Gardens from 1975 to 1990. From 1990 to 2000, he as owner/operator of Castleton Landscape Company. He is currently a Real Estate Agent.

Helm served on the Board of Selectmen from 1990 to 1995.

Helm served in the United States Marine Corps from 1968 to 1970.

Committee assignments


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

Vermont Committee Assignments, 2013


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


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


Presidential preference


See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Robert Helm endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [1]



See also: Vermont House of Representatives elections, 2012

Helm won re-election in the 2012 election for Vermont House of Representatives Rutland 3. Helm was unopposed in the August 28 Republican primary and was unopposed in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3]


See also: Vermont House of Representatives elections, 2010

Helm ran for re-election to the Rutland 2 District in 2010. He and William Canfield (R) both won re-election in the general election on November 2, 2010.[4]

Vermont House of Representatives, Rutland 2 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes

Green check mark transparent.png William Canfield (R) 2,092
Green check mark transparent.png Robert Helm (R) 1,923

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Helm is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Helm raised a total of $0 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 24, 2013.[5]

Robert Helm's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Vermont State House, District Rutland-3 Won $0
2010 Vermont State House, District Rutland-2 Won $0
Grand Total Raised $0


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


In 2010, a year in which Helm was up for election, he did not collect any money in donations.[6]

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.[7] Here's how Helm 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


Helm and his wife, Caren, have three children.

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