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Timothy Ashe
Vermont Senate Chittenden District
In office
2009 - present
Term ends
January 7, 2015
Years in position 5
Base salary$604.79/week
Per diem$162/day (non-commuter)
$61/day (commuter)
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 4, 2008
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sUniversity of Vermont
Master'sHarvard University, JFK School of Government
BirthdayDecember 10, 1976
Place of birthFramingham, MA
ProfessionProject Manager
Office website
Campaign website
Timothy R. Ashe is a Democratic and Progressive member of the Vermont State Senate, representing the Chittenden District. He was first elected to the chamber in 2008.


Ashe earned his Bachelor's from the University of Vermont in 1999. He went on to receive his MPP from Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government in 2004.

Ashe was a councilman for Burlington City Council from 2004 to 2007.

Ashe was a member of the staff for Congressman Bernie Sanders from 1999 to 2001. He has worked as project manager for Cathedral Square since 2004.

Committee assignments


At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Ashe served on the following committees:

Vermont Committee Assignments, 2013
Finance, Chair
Joint Energy
Corrections Oversight
Joint Transportation Oversight


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Ashe served on these committees:


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Ashe served on these committees:



See also: Vermont State Senate elections, 2012

Ashe won re-election in the 2012 election for Vermont State Senate Chittenden District. Ashe advanced past the August 28 Democratic primary and won re-election in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[1]

Vermont State Senate, Chittenden District Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngTimothy Ashe Incumbent 16.3% 9,150
Green check mark transparent.pngVirginia Lyons Incumbent 15.8% 8,873
Green check mark transparent.pngSally Fox Incumbent 15.2% 8,558
Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Zuckerman 13.9% 7,838
Green check mark transparent.pngPhilip Baruth Incumbent 12.2% 6,859
Green check mark transparent.pngDebbie Ingram 9% 5,068
Peter Hunt 8.2% 4,595
Ed Adrian 6.4% 3,629
Loyal Ploof 3% 1,696
Total Votes 56,266


See also: Vermont State Senate elections, 2010

Ashe ran for re-election to the 7th District Seat (Chittenden District) in 2010. He ran against Virginia Lyons (D), Hinda Miller (D), Philip Baruth (D), Sally Fox (D), Frank Geier (D), and Andy Montroll (D) in the primary. He defeated Annette Roque Renaud (R), Dennis Bedard (R), Shelley Palmer (R), Mike Branon (R), Richard Jeroloman (I), Steve Laible (I), Mikey Van Gulden (I), Andy Montroll (D), and Larkin Forney (D) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[2]

Vermont State Senate, Chittenden District, General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes

Green check mark transparent.png Virginia Lyons (D) 28,605
Green check mark transparent.png Sally Fox (D) 27,448
Green check mark transparent.png Diane Snelling (R) 26,358
Green check mark transparent.png Tim Ashe (D) 25,656
Green check mark transparent.png Hinda Miller (D) 25,391
Green check mark transparent.png Philip Baruth (D) 25,179
Andy Montroll (D) 23,464
Charlie Smith (R) 19,498
Mike Brannon (R) 17,532
Dennis Bedard (R) 16,266
Shelley Palmer (R) 14,369
Mikey Van Gulden (I) 3,569
Steve Laible (I) 2,551
Richard "Terry" Jeroloman (I) 1,934
Larkin Forney (Justice for Vermonters) 1,685


On November 4, 2008, Ashe won election by finishing sixth for the six-seat Chittenden District of the Vermont State Senate, receiving 28,103 votes behind Democrats Douglas Racine (44,856), Edward Flanagan (38,998), and Virginia Lyons (35,869), Republican Diane Snelling (32,394), and Democrat Hinda Miller (31,457) and ahead of Democrat Denise Barnard (27,687), Republicans Dennis Bedard (16,760), Darren Adams (15,894), Paula Spadaccini (15,110), Robyn Myers-Moore (15,029), and Agnes Clift (14,192), independent Tom Licata (11,411), Justice for Vermonters candidate Larkin Forney (3,141), and write-ins (524).[3]

Ashe raised $17,119 for his campaign, against $7,918 by Lyons, $13,630 by Snelling, $2,300 by Miller, $16,940 by Barnard, and $11,208 by Licata.[4]

Vermont State Senate, Chittenden District
Candidates Votes

Green check mark transparent.png Douglas Racine (D) 44,856
Green check mark transparent.png Edward Flanagan (D) 38,998
Green check mark transparent.png Virginia Lyons (D) 35,869
Green check mark transparent.png Diane Snelling (R) 32,394
Green check mark transparent.png Hinda Miller (D) 31,457
Green check mark transparent.png Timothy Ashe (D/P) 28,103
Denise Barnard (D) 27,687
Dennis Bedard (R) 16,760
Darren Adams (R) 15,894
Paula Spadaccini (R) 15,110
Robyn Myers-Moore (R) 15,029
Agnes Clift (R) 14,192
Tom Licata (I) 11,411
Larkin Forney (Justice for Vermonters) 3,141
Write-ins 524

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Ashe is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Ashe raised a total of $41,786 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 19, 2013.[5]

Timothy Ashe's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Vermont State Senate, District Chittenden Won $10,526
2010 Vermont State Senate, District Chittenden Won $14,141
2008 Vermont State Senate, District Chittenden Won $17,119
Grand Total Raised $41,786


Ashe won re-election to the Vermont State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Ashe raised a total of $10,526.


In 2010, Ashe received $14,141 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[6]


Ashe raised $17,119 for the 2008 election.

His major contributors are listed below.[7]

Donor Amount
Jonathan Ashe $5,000
Timothy Ashe $3,663
Frances Ashe $5,000
Tim Ashe for City Council $331
International Brotherhood of Teamsters $300

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.[8] Here's how Ashe 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

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