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Vermont House of Representatives Orange-1 District
Current incumbentPhilip Winters Republican Party
Susan Hatch Davis Lime2.pngDemocratic Party
Population8,835
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
Vermont's Orange-1 state house district is represented by Republican Representative Philip Winters and Vermont Progressive Party Representative Susan Hatch Davis.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 8,835 civilians reside within Vermont's Orange-1 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

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. Republican incumbent Philip Winters and Progressive Party candidate Susan Hatch Davis defeated Republican Rodney Graham and Progressive Party candidate John Taylor in the general election. Winters and Graham were unopposed in the Republican primary election.[7][8][9][10]

Vermont House of Representatives, Orange 1 District, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPhilip Winters Incumbent 32.2% 2,081
     Progressive Green check mark transparent.pngSusan Hatch Davis Incumbent 27.1% 1,755
     Republican Rodney Graham 25% 1,615
     Progressive John Taylor 15.7% 1,015
Total Votes 6,466

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Vermont State Senate Orange-1 District have raised a total of $38,873. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $1,690 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Vermont State Senate Orange-1 District
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $6,098 2 $3,049
2010 $5,160 4 $1,290
2008 $4,552 3 $1,517
2006 $6,648 3 $2,216
2004 $8,192 5 $1,638
2002 $3,322 2 $1,661
2000 $4,901 4 $1,225
Total $38,873 23 $1,690

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