Sarah Buxton

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Sarah Buxton
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Vermont House Of Representatives, Windsor-Orange 1
In office
2011 - Present
Term ends
January 7, 2015
Years in position 3
Base salary$660.06/week
Per diem$107/day (non-commuter)
$61/day (commuter)
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Office website
Sarah E. Buxton is a Democratic member of the Vermont House of Representatives, representing Windsor-Orange-1. She was first elected to the chamber in 2010.


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.

Committee assignments


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:



See also: Vermont House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Vermont House of Representatives will consist of a primary election on August 26, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 12, 2014. Incumbent Sarah Buxton is unopposed in the Democratic primary. David Ainsworth is unopposed in the Republican primary.[1]


See also: Vermont House of Representatives elections, 2012

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.[2]

Vermont House of Representatives, Windsor-Orange 1 District, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSarah Buxton Incumbent 54.8% 1,113
     Republican David Ainsworth 45.2% 917
Total Votes 2,030


See also: Vermont House of Representatives elections, 2010

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.[2]

Vermont House of Representatives, Windsor-Orange 1 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Sarah Buxton (D) 882
David Ainsworth (R) 881

Campaign donors

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.[3]

Sarah Buxton's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Vermont State House, District Windsor-Orange-1 Won $15,036
2010 Vermont State House, District Windsor-Orange-1 Won $20,207
Grand Total Raised $35,243


Buxton 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
Buxton, Themla$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.[4]

Her largest contributors in 2010 were:

Donor Amount
Elect Louise Barreda $2,124
Eugene Shields $1,000
Geoffrey B. Shields $1,000
Richard Buxton $1,000
Kaptur for Congress $1,000

Voting record


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.[5] 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
Y N N Y Y Absent Absent Y N


Buxton grew up in rural Orwell, VT. She is not married.

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