Vermont House of Representatives Chittenden-6-7 District

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Vermont House of Representatives Chittenden-6-7 District
Current incumbentsClement Bissonnette Democratic Party
Diana Gonzalez Lime2.png
Population7,533
Next electionNovember 8, 2016
Vermont's Chittenden-6-7 state house district is represented by Democratic Representative Clement Bissonnette and Vermont Progressive Party Representative Diana Gonzalez.

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.

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."[4]

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.[5]

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.[6]

Elections

2014

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. Chittenden-6-7 has two state representatives. Incumbent Clement Bissonnette and Diana Gonzalez defeated Kenneth Atkins in the Democratic primary. Robert Millar ran as a Vermont Progressive Party candidate. Gonzalez was also nominated as a Vermont Progressive candidate.[7][8][9][10] Gonzalez and Bissonnette were victorious in the Democratic primary, securing seats in the general election. In addition to appearing on the general election ballot as a Democratic nominee, she will also appear as the Vermont Progress Party's candidate. Bissonnette and Gonzalez defeated Millar in the general election.[11]

Vermont House of Representatives Chittenden-6-7 District, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDiana Gonzalez 38.8% 908
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngClement J. Bissonnette Incumbent 36.3% 848
     Vermont Progressive Party Robert Millar 24.9% 583
Total Votes 2,339
Vermont House of Representatives, Chittenden-6-7 District Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDiana Gonzalez 38.9% 272
Green check mark transparent.pngClem Bissonnette 32.9% 230
Kenneth Atkins 28.3% 198
Total Votes 700

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 Clement Bissonnette and Democratic George Cross were unchallenged in the general election. Bissonnette and Cross were unopposed in the Democratic primary election.[12][13][14][15]

Campaign contributions

In 2012, Clement Bissonnette and George Cross did not raise any money in campaign contributions.[16]

See also

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References

  1. Vermont State Legislature, House Statistics, accessed October 24, 2013
  2. U.S. Census Bureau, "2010 Census Interactive Population Search," accessed February 14, 2014
  3. U.S. Census Bureau, "States Ranked by Population: 2000," April 2, 2001
  4. usconstitution.net, "Vermont Constitution," accessed December 18, 2013(Referenced Section 15)
  5. NCSL.org, "2012 State Legislator Compensation and Per Diem Table," accessed March 18, 2013
  6. Vermont State Legislature, "Vermont Statutes," accessed December 18, 2013(Referenced Statute, 2-1-9, Vermont Statutes)
  7. Vermont Secretary of State, "2014 Primary Election Candidate Listing," accessed June 19, 2014
  8. Vermont Secretary of State, "2014 Independent Candidates and Minor Party Candidates Nominated by Party Committee," accessed June 19, 2014
  9. Vermont Secretary of State, "2014 Major Party Nomination Candidate Listing," accessed June 19, 2014
  10. Vermont Secretary of State, "2014 Candidate Listing," June 13, 2014
  11. Vermont Secretary of State, "2014 General Election Candidate Listing," accessed October 11, 2014
  12. Vermont Elections, 2012 General Election Results, accessed October 24, 2013
  13. Vermont Elections, Official Primary Election Results, accessed October 24, 2013
  14. Vermont Secretary of State, Major party primary candidate list, accessed October 24, 2013
  15. Vermont Secretary of State, 2012 draft, independent, and minor party candidate list, accessed October 24, 2013
  16. followthemoney.org, "Vermont 2012 Candidates," accessed December 5, 2013