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Vermont House of Representatives Chittenden-6-7 District
Current incumbentClement Bissonnette Democratic Party
George Cross Democratic Party
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
Vermont's Chittenden-6-7 state house district is represented by Democratic Representatives Clement Bissonnette and George Cross.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 7,533 civilians reside within Vermont's Chittenden-6-7 state house district.[1] Vermont's state representatives represent an average of 4,172 residents.[2] After the 2000 Census, each member represented 4,059 residents.[3]

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.


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.".[4]


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.[5]


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.[6]



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 Clement Bissonnette and Democratic George Cross were unchallenged in the general election. Bissonnette and Cross were unopposed in the Democratic primary election.[7][8][9][10]

Campaign contributions

In 2012, Clement Bissonnette and George Cross did not raise any money in campaign contributions.[11]

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