|Vermont House of Representatives, Rutland-2|
|2011 - Present|
|January 2, 2017|
|Years in position||4|
|Per diem||$107/day (non-commuter) |
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|Date of birth||August 18, 1956|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Committee assignments
- 3 Issues
- 4 Elections
- 5 Campaign donors
- 6 Scorecards
- 7 Voting record
- 8 Personal
- 9 Recent news
- 10 See also
- 11 External links
- 12 References
Burditt owns Tom Burditt's Rx Lawn Systems, and was previously a partner in Vaillancourt Tree Landscape. He coached varsity wrestling at Rutland High School from 1997-2001, was a Town of West Rutland Selectman from 2005-2006, and is a Vermont State Certified Pesticides Applicator.
2015 legislative session
At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Burditt served on the following committees:
|Vermont Committee Assignments, 2015|
|• Judiciary, Ranking member|
In the 2013-2014 legislative session, Burditt served on the following committees:
|Vermont Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Human Services|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Burditt served on these committees:
|Vermont Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Human Services|
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. Rutland-2 has two state representatives. Incumbent Dave Potter was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Tom Burditt was unopposed in the Republican primary. Ted Schaft ran as a Libertarian candidate. Potter and Burditt defeated Schaft and Michael Stimpfel in the general election.
|Vermont House of Representatives Rutland-2 District, General Election, 2014|
|Republican||Thomas "Tom" Burditt Incumbent||36.8%||1,539|
|Democratic||Dave Potter Incumbent||36.5%||1,526|
Burditt won re-election in the 2012 election for Vermont House of Representatives Rutland 2. Burditt was unopposed in the August 28 Republican primary and won re-election in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.
Tom Burditt ran for the Vermont House of Representatives Rutland 1-2 in 2010. He ran against Richard Norris in the Republican primary on August 24, 2010. He was opposed by Dave Potter (D), Tony Morgan (D), and Richard Norris (R) in the November 2, 2010, general election. According to unofficial results Burditt won one of the two seats in the district, but as of November 15 a recount is pending.
|Vermont House of Representatives, Rutland 1-2 General Election (2010)|
|Dave Potter (D)||1,190|
|Tom Burditt (R)||1,137|
|Richard Norris (R)||1,110|
|Tony Morgan (D)||854|
Comprehensive donor information for Burditt is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Burditt raised a total of $2,523 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 24, 2013.
|Tom Burditt's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Vermont State House, District Rutland-2||$2,123|
|2010||Vermont State House, District Rutland-1-2||$400|
|Grand Total Raised||$2,523|
2012Burditt won re-election to the Vermont House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Burditt raised a total of $2,123.
|Vermont House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Tom Burditt's campaign in 2012|
|Rutland County Republican Party||$248|
|Campaign Research Center||$200|
|Total Raised in 2012||$2,123|
|Source: Follow the Money|
In 2010, when Burditt first won election to the House, he collected $400 in donations, all of which came from the Rutland GOPAC.
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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 Burditt 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|
Burditt is a 12th generation Vermonter. He has two children and three grandchildren.
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- Profile from Open States
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- Campaign contributions: 2010
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- Business Wire, "Ron Paul Endorsed by Vermont State Rep. Tom Burditt," February 28, 2012
- Vermont Secretary of State, "2014 Primary Election Candidate Listing," accessed June 19, 2014
- Vermont Secretary of State, "2014 Independent Candidates and Minor Party Candidates Nominated by Party Committee," accessed June 19, 2014
- Vermont Secretary of State, "2014 Major Party Nomination Candidate Listing," accessed June 19, 2014
- 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 23, 2014
- followthemoney.org, "Burditt, Tom," accessed September 24, 2013
- Follow the Money, "Candidate summary," accessed July 4, 2011
- Ethan Allen Institute, "Report Cards," accessed September 10, 2013