Vermont House of Representatives Addison-3 District

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Vermont House of Representatives Addison-3 District
Current incumbentDiane Lanpher Democratic Party
Warren Van Wyck Republican Party
Population7,897
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
Vermont's Addison-3 state house district is represented by Democratic Representative Diane Lanpher and Republican Representative Warren Van Wyck. Van Wyck was appointed to replace Gregory Clark (R) after he was killed in a car accident in November 30, 2012.[1]

As of the 2010 census, a total of 7,897 civilians reside within Vermont's Addison-3 state house district.[2] Vermont's state representatives represent an average of 4,172 residents.[3] After the 2000 Census, each member represented 4,059 residents.[4]

About the office

Members of the Vermont House of Representatives serve two-year terms and are not subject to term limits. Vermont legislators assume office the first Wednesday after the first Tuesday in January.

Qualifications

The Vermont Constitution states, "No person shall be elected a Representative or a Senator until the person has resided in this State two years, the last year of which shall be in the legislative district for which the person is elected.".[5]

Salaries

See also: Comparison of state legislative salaries

As of 2013, members of the Vermont Legislature are paid $604.79/week during session and $112/day for special sessions or interim committee meetings. Legislators who are non-commuters receive $101/day for lodging and $61/day for meals. Commuters receive $61/day for meals/mileage.[6]

Vacancies

See also: How vacancies are filled in state legislatures

If there is a vacancy in the house, the Governor must select a replacement to fill the vacant seat.

The Governor must select a replacement that will serve for the remainder of the unexpired term. There are no deadlines set by statute on when a vacancy has to be filled.[7]

Elections

2012

See also: Vermont House of Representatives elections, 2012

Elections for the office of Vermont House of Representatives consisted of a primary election on August 28, 2012, and a general election on November 6, 2012. Democratic incumbent Diane Lanpher and Republican incumbent Gregory Clark defeated Democratic Arabella Holzapfel in the general election. Lanpher and Holzapfel were unopposed in the Democratic primary election. Clark was unopposed in the Republican primary election.[8][9][10][11]

Vermont House of Representatives, Addison 3 District, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDiane Lanpher Incumbent 42% 2,601
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngGregory Clark Incumbent 37.7% 2,333
     Democratic Arabella Holzapfel 20.3% 1,254
Total Votes 6,188

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Vermont State Senate Addison-3 District have raised a total of $79,634. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $4,424 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Vermont State Senate Addison-3 District
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $9,371 2 $4,686
2010 $10,829 2 $5,415
2008 $18,854 3 $6,285
2006 $15,873 5 $3,175
2004 $12,763 3 $4,254
2002 $10,224 2 $5,112
2000 $1,720 1 $1,720
Total $79,634 18 $4,424

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