|Vermont Senate Essex-Orleans District|
|2005 - present|
|January 7, 2015|
|Years in position||9|
|Per diem||$107/day (non-commuter) |
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|First elected||November 2, 2004|
|Associate's||Vermont Technical College|
|Birthday||December 17, 1942|
|Place of birth||Hartford, CT|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Committee assignments
- 3 Elections
- 4 Campaign donors
- 5 Scorecards
- 6 Voting record
- 7 Personal
- 8 Recent news
- 9 See also
- 10 External links
- 11 References
Starr served in the Vermont House of Representatives from 1978 to 2004.
Starr earned his AS in Agriculture from Vermont Technical College in 1963.
Starr worked as inspector for the Vermont Department of Agriculture from 1963 to 1964. He was then a motel/restaurant manager for Starr's Village Motel and Rest from 1965 to 1970. He then worked in shop and dispatching, as vice president, and as general manager of Starr's Transportation from 1970 to 1984. He has been owner and president of Starr's Transportation since 1984.
Starr has been moderator of the Town of Troy since 1965. He has also been on the school board for the Town of Troy since 1983.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Starr served on the following committees:
|Vermont Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Agriculture, Chair|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Starr served on these committees:
|Vermont Committee Assignments, 2011|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Starr served on these committees:
|Vermont Committee Assignments, 2009|
- 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. Essex-Orleans has two state senators. Incumbents Robert Starr and John Rodgers were unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Marcia Horne was unopposed in the Republican primary. Starr and Rodgers defeated Horne in the general election.
|Vermont State Senate Essex-Orleans District, General Election, 2014|
|Democratic||Robert A. Starr* Incumbent||43.2%||7,168|
|Democratic||John S. Rodgers Incumbent||34.5%||5,717|
*Starr appeared on the ballot as both a Democratic and Republican nominee.
- See also: Vermont State Senate elections, 2012
Starr won re-election in the 2012 election for Vermont State Senate Essex-Orleans District. Starr advanced past the August 28 Democratic primary and won re-election in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Vermont State Senate, Essex-Orleans District Democratic Primary, 2012|
|Robert Starr Incumbent||41%||976|
- See also: Vermont State Senate elections, 2010
Starr ran for re-election to the 14th District Seat (Essex-Orleans District) in 2010. He ran unopposed in the primary. He ran unopposed along with Vincent Illuzzi (R) in the general election on November 2, 2010.
|Vermont State Senate, Essex-Orleans District, General Election (2010)|
|Robert Starr (D)||9,224|
|Vincent Illuzzi (R)||9,224|
On November 4, 2008, Starr won re-election by finishing first for the two-seat Essex-Orleans District of the Vermont State Senate, receiving 12,731 votes as Democrat/Republican ahead of Republican/Democrat Vincent Illuzzi and ahead of write-ins (194).
Starr's opponent Illuzi raised $13,840 for his campaign.
|Vermont State Senate, Essex-Orleans District|
|Robert Starr (D/R)||12,731|
|Vincent Illuzi (R/D)||12,445|
Comprehensive donor information for Starr is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Starr raised a total of $4,379 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 20, 2013.
|Robert Starr's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Vermont State Senate, District Essex-Orleans||$4,379|
|2010||Vermont State Senate, District Essex-Orleans||$0|
|2008||Vermont State Senate, District Essex-Orleans||$0|
|Grand Total Raised||$4,379|
2012Starr won re-election to the Vermont State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Starr raised a total of $4,376.
|Vermont State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Robert Starr's campaign in 2012|
|Campaign Research Center||$500|
|United Motorcyclists Of Vermont||$250|
|Total Raised in 2012||$4,376|
|Source:Follow the Money|
In 2010, Starr received $0 in campaign donations.
According to Follow the Money, Starr raised no funds for the 2008 election.
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- National Federation of Independent Business in Vermont: 2013-2014 Legislative Voting Record
- Legislators are scored based on their votes on key small business issues.
- Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility: 2011-2012 Legislative Scorecard
- Legislators are scored based on whether or not their votes aligned with VBSR’s stance on each policy.
- Vermont Conservation Voters: 2011-2012 Environmental Scorecard
- Legislators are scored based on their voting records on environmental issues.
- Vermont Public Interest Research Group: 2011-2012 Legislative Scorecard
- Legislators are scored based on voting records on VPIRG-backed legislation to promote clean energy, reduce exposure to toxins, make health care more accessible and affordable and protect our democracy.
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 Starr 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|
Starr and his wife, Anita Cadieux, have one child.
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- Biography from the Vermont Secretary of State website
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- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002, 2000, 1998
- List of Vermont Senators
- Vermont Secretary of State, "2014 Candidate Listing," June 13, 2014
- Vermont Secretary of State, "Election Results Search," accessed April 22, 2014
- Follow the Money, "2008 Campaign contributors," accessed April 22, 2014
- followthemoney.org, "Starr, Robert," accessed September 20, 2013
- Follow the Money, "2010 contributions," accessed December 23, 2013
- Follow the Money, "2008 Campaign contributors," accessed April 22, 2014
- Ethan Allen Institute, "Report Cards," accessed September 10, 2013