Tommy Walz

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Tommy Walz
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Vermont House of Representatives, Washington-3 District
In office
April 7, 2014-present
Term ends
January 2, 2017
Years in position 1
Base salary$604.79/week
Per diem$162/day (non-commuter)
$61/day (commuter)
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
AppointedApril 7, 2014
Appointed byPeter Shumlin
Term limitsN/A
ProfessionRetired, educator
Campaign website
Tommy J. Walz is a Democratic member of the Vermont House of Representatives, representing Washington-3 District. Walz was appointed by Governor Peter Shumlin on April 7, 2014, to fill the vacancy left by Tess Taylor.[1][2]


Walz has taught high school English and German.[3]

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Walz served on the following committees:

Vermont Committee Assignments, 2015
General, Housing and Military Affairs


After his appointment, Walz was assigned to serve on the following committees:



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. Washington-3 has two state representatives. Incumbent Tommy Walz ran unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Kristin Sohlstrom and John Santorello were unopposed in the Republican primary. Incumbent Paul Poirier ran as an Independent candidate.[4][5][6][7][8] Poirier and Walz won election to the District's two seats.

Vermont House of Representatives Washington-3 District, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Independent Green check mark transparent.pngPaul Poirier Incumbent 30.3% 1,132
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngTommy J. Walz Incumbent 26.2% 976
     Republican Kristin H. Sohlstrom 23.3% 870
     Republican John G. Santorello 20.2% 754
Total Votes 3,732


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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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Walz and his wife live in Barre City. He serves on the Barre Supervisory Union Board and the Spaulding High School Board.[3]

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