Vermont House of Representatives Rutland-5-4 District

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Vermont House of Representatives Rutland-5-4 District
Current incumbentDouglas Gage Republican Party
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
Vermont's Rutland-5-4 state house district is represented by Republican Representative Douglas Gage.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 4,264 civilians reside within Vermont's Rutland-5-4 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. Republican Douglas Gage defeated Democrat Sherri Durgin-Campbell in the general election. Both candidates were unopposed in the primary elections.[7][8][9][10]

Vermont House of Representatives, Rutland 5-4 District, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDouglas Gage 57% 914
     Democratic Sherri Durgin-Campbell 43% 690
Total Votes 1,604

Campaign contributions

Since 2002, candidates for Vermont State Senate Rutland-5-4 District have raised a total of $53,567. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $4,121 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Vermont State Senate Rutland-5-4 District
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $6,473 2 $3,237
2010 $6,743 2 $3,372
2008 $14,116 2 $7,058
2006 $10,622 3 $3,541
2004 $9,544 2 $4,772
2002 $6,069 2 $3,035
Total $53,567 13 $4,121

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