|Vermont House of Representatives, Caledonia 3|
|2009 - Present|
|January 7, 2015|
|Years in position||5|
|Per diem||$107/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|
Elections for the office of Vermont House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place August 26, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 12, 2014. Caledonia-3 has two state representatives. Incumbents Robert South and Michelle Fay were unopposed in the Democratic primary. Scott Beck and Janssen Whillhoit defeated Tom Moore in the Republican primary. The Democratic nominees, Fay and South, will face the Republican nominees, Beck and Whillhoit, in the general election to vie for the district's two seats.
|Vermont House of Representatives, Caledonia-3 District Republican Primary, 2014|
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|
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- National Federation of Independent Business in Vermont: 2013-2014 Legislative Voting Record
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- Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility: 2011-2012 Legislative Scorecard
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- Vermont Conservation Voters: 2011-2012 Environmental Scorecard
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- Vermont Public Interest Research Group: 2011-2012 Legislative Scorecard
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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 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 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 23, 2014
- followthemoney.org, "South, Robert," accessed September 21, 2013
- Follow the Money, "2010 Campaign contributors," accessed April 23, 2014
- Ethan Allen Institute, "Report Cards," accessed September 10, 2013