|Vermont House Of Representatives, Caledonia 3|
|2009 - Present|
|January 7, 2015|
|Years in position||5|
|Per diem||$162/day (non-commuter) |
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Birthday||February 13, 1968|
|Place of birth||Bradford, Vermont|
|Profession||Trustee of Public Funds/Justice of the Peace|
South has received his high school diploma. South has worked as a Corporator for the Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital. He has also worked as a machine worker/Union President for Fairbanks Scales. Since 2005, South has been the Trustee of Public Funds for the Town of Saint Johnsbury. He has also worked as a Justice of the Peace since then.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, South served on the following committees:
|Vermont Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Corrections and Institutions|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, South served on these committees:
|Vermont Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Corrections and Institutions|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, South served on these committees:
|Vermont Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• General, Housing and Military Affairs|
South won re-election in the 2012 election for Vermont House of Representatives Caledonia 3. South was unopposed in the August 28 Democratic primary and won re-election in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Vermont House of Representatives, Caledonia 3 District, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Robert South Incumbent||36.2%||1,694|
|Republican||Gary Reis Incumbent||31.2%||1,463|
South ran for re-election to one of the two positions in the Caledonia 3 District in 2010. He ran against Tim Persons (R), Gary Reis (R), and Brendan Hadash (D) in the general election on November 2, 2010. According to unofficial results South won one of the two seats in the district, but as of November 15 a recount is pending.
|Vermont House of Representatives, Caledonia 3 General Election (2010)|
|Gary Reis (R)||1,289|
|Robert South (D)||1,109|
|Tim Persons (R)||1,087|
|Brendan Hadash (D)||748|
Comprehensive donor information for South is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, South raised a total of $5,940 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 21, 2013.
|Robert South's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Vermont State House, District Caledonia-3||$4,335|
|2010||Vermont State House, District Caledonia-3||$1,605|
|Grand Total Raised||$5,940|
2012South won re-election to the Vermont House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, South raised a total of $4,335.
|Vermont House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Robert South's campaign in 2012|
|Growald, Paul J||$400|
|Vermont Democratic House Campaign||$250|
|Caledonia County Democratic Cmte||$250|
|Amalgamated Transit Union||$250|
|Total Raised in 2012||$4,335|
|Source:Follow the Money|
In 2010, a year in which South was up for re-election, he collected $1,605 in donations.
His largest contributors in 2010 were:
|Vermont House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Robert South's campaign in 2010|
|Vermont State Employees Association||$1,000|
|Vermont Democratic House Campaign||$500|
|South, Robert C||$105|
|Total Raised in 2010||$1,605|
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 South 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|
South and his wife, Amy, have two children.
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- Vermont Legislature - Legislative Directory
- Campaign Facebook page
- Profile from Open States
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006
- Vermonet Secretary of State - Official Primary Results
- Vermont Secretary of State - Official primary candidate list
- Vermont Elections Division - 2010 Election Results
- followthemoney.org, "South, Robert," accessed September 21, 2013
- 2010 campaign contributions
- Ethan Allen Institute "Report Cards," accessed September 10, 2013