|Vermont Senate Essex-Orleans District|
|2005 - present|
|January 7, 2015|
|Years in position||9|
|Per diem||$162/day (non-commuter) |
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 2, 2004|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Associate's||Vermont Technical College|
|Birthday||December 17, 1942|
|Place of birth||Hartford, CT|
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, 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.
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
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002, 2000, 1998
- List of Vermont Senators
- Official primary candidate list
- General Election 2010 Official Results
- Vermont State Senate official 2008 election results
- Follow the Money's report on Starr's 2008 campaign contributions
- followthemoney.org, "Starr, Robert," accessed September 20, 2013
- followthemoney.org, "2010 contributions," accessed December 23, 2013
- Campaign contributors to Robert Starr
- Ethan Allen Institute "Report Cards," accessed September 10, 2013