|Vermont House of Representatives, Windsor-Orange 1|
|2011 - Present|
|January 7, 2015|
|Years in position||3|
|Per diem||$107/day (non-commuter) |
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
Buxton graduated from the University of Vermont in 2000 and attended Vermont Law School.
Buxton is a Development Officer for the Center for Legal Services at Vermont Law School. She has worked in politics for over a decade, first in the Office of Governor Howard Dean and later as his National Director for Scheduling and Advance with Dean for America. Buxton has also worked for Democracy for America, the Children's Defense Fund, Hackett for Ohio, and most recently the U.S. House of Representatives.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Buxton served on the following committees:
|Vermont Committee Assignments, 2013|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Buxton served on these committees:
|Vermont Committee Assignments, 2011|
Elections for the office of Vermont House of Representatives 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. Incumbent Sarah Buxton ran unopposed in the Democratic primary, while David Ainsworth was unopposed in the Republican primary. Buxton defeated Ainsworth in the general election.
|Vermont House of Representatives Windsor-Orange-1 District, General Election, 2014|
|Democratic||Sarah E. Buxton Incumbent||52.3%||743|
|Republican||David A. Ainsworth||47.7%||677|
Buxton won re-election in the 2012 election for Vermont House of Representatives Windsor-Orange 1. Buxton was unopposed in the August 28 Democratic primary and defeated David Ainsworth (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Vermont House of Representatives, Windsor-Orange 1 District, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Sarah Buxton Incumbent||54.8%||1,113|
Sarah Buxton ran for the Vermont House of Representatives Windsor-Orange 1 district in 2010. She defeated Walter Hastings in the Democratic primary on August 24, 2010. She was opposed by David Ainsworth (R) in the November 2, 2010, general election. According to unofficial results Buxton won, but as of November 15 a recount is pending.
|Vermont House of Representatives, Windsor-Orange 1 General Election (2010)|
|Sarah Buxton (D)||882|
|David Ainsworth (R)||881|
Comprehensive donor information for Buxton is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Buxton raised a total of $35,243 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 24, 2013.
|Sarah Buxton's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Vermont State House, District Windsor-Orange-1||$15,036|
|2010||Vermont State House, District Windsor-Orange-1||$20,207|
|Grand Total Raised||$35,243|
2012Buxton won re-election to the Vermont House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Buxton raised a total of $15,036.
|Vermont House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Sarah Buxton's campaign in 2012|
|Buxton Jr, Richard O||$1,000|
|Democracy For America||$500|
|Growland, Paul J||$400|
|Total Raised in 2012||$15,036|
|Source:Follow the Money|
In 2010, when Buxton first won election to the House, she collected $20,207 in donations.
Her largest contributors in 2010 were:
|Elect Louise Barreda||$2,124|
|Geoffrey B. Shields||$1,000|
|Kaptur for Congress||$1,000|
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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 Buxton 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|
Buxton grew up in rural Orwell, VT. She is not married.
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- Profile from Open States
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
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- Buxton on LinkedIn
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- 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 24, 2014
- followthemoney.org, "Buxton, Sarah E," accessed September 24, 2013
- Follow the Money, "Candidate summary," accessed July 4, 2011
- Ethan Allen Institute, "Report Cards," accessed September 10, 2013