|Vermont House Of Representatives, Washington 2|
|1997 - Present|
|January 7, 2015|
|Years in position||17|
|Per diem||$107/day (non-commuter) |
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Vermont House of Representatives, Washington-4|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Committee assignments
- 3 Elections
- 4 Campaign donors
- 5 Issues
- 6 Scorecards
- 7 Voting record
- 8 Personal
- 9 Recent news
- 10 See also
- 11 External links
- 12 References
Koch earned his AB from Middlebury College in 1964. He went on to receive his J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School in 1967.
Koch worked as an Associate for Free and Barnascom, Attorneys from 1970 to 1974. He has worked for Bernasconi and Koch, Attorneys as Principal since 1974.
Koch served as a Captain in the United State Army in Vietnam from 1968 to 1970.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Koch served on the following committees:
|Vermont Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Judicial Retention, Chair|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Koch served on these committees:
|Vermont Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Judicial Retention|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Koch served on these committees:
|Vermont Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Corrections and Institutions|
|• Mental Health Oversight|
Koch won re-election in the 2012 election for Vermont House of Representatives Washington 2. Koch was unopposed in the August 28 Republican primary and was unopposed in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Vermont House of Representatives, Washington 4 General Election (2010)|
|Thomas Koch (R)||2,700|
|Francis McFaun (R)||2,620|
Comprehensive donor information for Koch is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Koch raised a total of $2,048 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 24, 2013.
|Thomas Koch's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Vermont State House, District Washington-2||$2,047|
|2010||Vermont State House, District Washington-4||$1|
|Grand Total Raised||$2,048|
2012Koch won re-election to the Vermont House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Koch raised a total of $2,047.
|Vermont House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Thomas Koch's campaign in 2012|
|Washington County Republican Cmte||$200|
|Jet Service Envelope Co||$193|
|Vermont State Dental Society||$150|
|Martin Jr, Peter||$100|
|Total Raised in 2012||$2,047|
|Source:Follow the Money|
In 2010, a year in which Koch was up for election, he collected $1 in donations.
In January 2014, Koch introduced legislation that would ban e-cigarettes in Vermont. The bill would ban the sale or possession of e-cigarettes, defined by the Vermont Department of Health as a battery-powered device that heats a liquid solution to produce a vapor for inhalation. “I think [tobacco company] R.J. Reynolds and other people are using e-cigarettes to stay in business and hook young people on nicotine,” Koch said in an interview.
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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.
- See also: Vermont Voters Report Card
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 Koch 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|
Koch and his wife, Sally, have two children.
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- Profile from Open States
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- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002, 2000, 1998
- VT Digger, "Koch to retire after 22 years in the Vermont House," May 6, 2014
- Vermont Secretary of State, "Election Results Search," accessed April 23, 2014
- followthemoney.org, "Koch, Thomas F (Tom)," accessed September 24, 2013
- Follow the Money, "2010 Campaign contributors," accessed April 23, 2014
- WatchDog.org, "No vaping: VT lawmaker wants all-out ban on e-cigarettes," accessed February 21, 2014
- Ethan Allen Institute, "Report Cards," accessed September 10, 2013