Vermont House of Representatives Rutland-5-2 District
|Vermont House of Representatives Rutland-5-2 District|
|Current incumbent||Larry Cupoli|
|Next election||November 4, 2014|
As of the 2010 census, a total of 3,998 civilians reside within Vermont's Rutland-5-2 state house district. Vermont's state representatives represent an average of 4,172 residents. After the 2000 Census, each member represented 4,059 residents.
About the office
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.".
- 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.
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.
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 Larry Cupoli defeated Democratic incumbent Margaret Andrews in the general election. Both candidates were unopposed in the primary elections.
|Vermont House of Representatives, Rutland 5-2 District, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Margaret Andrews Incumbent||47%||841|
Since 2002, candidates for Vermont State Senate Rutland-5-2 District have raised a total of $48,619. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $4,052 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.
|Campaign contributions, Vermont State Senate Rutland-5-2 District|
- Vermont State Legislature, House Statistics, accessed October 25, 2013
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- U.S. Census Bureau, "States Ranked by Population: 2000," April 2, 2001
- usconstitution.net, "Vermont Constitution," accessed December 18, 2013(Referenced Section 15)
- NCSL.org, "2012 State Legislator Compensation and Per Diem Table," accessed March 18, 2013
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