Tom Burditt

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Tom Burditt
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Vermont House of Representatives, Rutland-2
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 4, 2014
First elected2010
Term limitsN/A
BirthdayAugust 18, 1956
Office website
Campaign website
Thomas B. Burditt (b. August 18, 2012) is a Republican member of the Vermont House of Representatives, representing Rutland-2. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.


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.

Committee assignments


At the beginning of the 2013 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:


Presidential preference


See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Tom Burditt endorsed Ron Paul in the 2012 presidential election. [1]



See also: Vermont House of Representatives elections, 2014

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.[2][3][4][5] Potter and Burditt defeated Schaft and Michael Stimpfel in the general election.[6]

Vermont House of Representatives Rutland-2 District, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngThomas "Tom" Burditt Incumbent 36.8% 1,539
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDave Potter Incumbent 36.5% 1,526
     Democratic Michael Stimpfel 16.7% 698
     Libertarian Ted Schaft 9.9% 414
Total Votes 4,177


See also: Vermont House of Representatives elections, 2012

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.[7]

Vermont House of Representatives, Rutland 2 District, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDave Potter Incumbent 30.2% 2,110
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTom Burditt Incumbent 26.6% 1,856
     Democratic Ken Fredette 24% 1,675
     Republican Glenn Eno 19.2% 1,337
Total Votes 6,978


See also: Vermont House of Representatives elections, 2010

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.[7]

Vermont House of Representatives, Rutland 1-2 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Dave Potter (D) 1,190
Green check mark transparent.png Tom Burditt (R) 1,137
Richard Norris (R) 1,110
Tony Morgan (D) 854

Campaign donors

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.[8]

Tom Burditt's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Vermont State House, District Rutland-2 Won $2,123
2010 Vermont State House, District Rutland-1-2 Won $400
Grand Total Raised $2,523


Burditt 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 Gopac$1,000
Rutland County Republican Party$248
Flory, Margaret$200
Belden Corp$200
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.[9]


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In 2013, the Vermont General Assembly was in session from January 9 to May 14. In 2014, the Vermont General Assembly was in session from January 7 to May 10.

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In 2011, the Vermont General Assembly was in session from January 5 through mid May. In 2012, the Vermont General Assembly was in session from January 3 to May 5.

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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.[10] 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
Y Y Y N N Y Y Absent Y


Burditt is a 12th generation Vermonter. He has two children and three grandchildren.

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