Vermont State Senate Chittenden District
|Vermont State Senate Chittenden District|
|Current incumbents||Timothy Ashe|
|Next election||November 8, 2016|
As of the 2010 census, a total of 139,478 civilians reside within Vermont's Chittenden state senate district. Vermont's state senators represent an average of 20,858 residents. After the 2000 Census, each member represented 20,294 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 senate, 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.
- See also: Vermont State Senate elections, 2014
Elections for the office of Vermont State Senate 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 has six state senators. Incumbents Philip Baruth, Virginia Lyons, Michael Sirotkin, David Zuckerman, Timothy Ashe and Dawn Ellis were unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent Diane Snelling and Joy Limoge were unopposed in the Republican primary. John Cisar, Glyn Wilkinson, Ben Mayer, Paul Washburn, Christopher Coolidge and Travis Spencer are running as Libertarian candidates. Baruth, Lyons, Snelling, Ashe, Sirotkin and Zuckerman defeated Ellis, Limoge, Wilkinson, Cisar, Mayar, Coolidge, Spencer, and Washburn.
|Vermont State Senate Chittenden District, General Election, 2014|
|Democratic||Virginia "Ginny" Lyons Incumbent||12.6%||23,488|
|Democratic||Timothy Ashe* Incumbent||12.2%||22,790|
|Democratic||Philip Baruth Incumbent||11.9%||22,217|
|Republican||Diane B. Snelling Incumbent||11.7%||21,855|
|Democratic||David Zuckerman** Incumbent||11.4%||21,333|
|Democratic||Michael Sirotkin Incumbent||10.6%||19,738|
*Ashe appeared on the ballot as both a Democratic and Progressive nominee.
**Zuckerman appeared on the ballot as both a Progressive and Democratic nominee.
- See also: Vermont State Senate elections, 2012
Elections for the office of Vermont State Senate consisted of a primary election on August 28, 2012, and a general election on November 6, 2012. Timothy Ashe (D), Philip Baruth (D), Sally Fox, Virginia Lyons (D), David Zuckerman (D), and Diane Snelling (R) defeated Larkin Forney (Green Party), Richard Jeroloman (Vermont Progressive Party), Shelley Palmer (Tea Party), and Independent candidates Patrick Brown, Bob Kiss, Robert Letovsky, and Sean Selby in the general election. Ed Adrian, Peter Hunt, and Loyal Ploof were defeated in the Democratic primary election.
Since 2000, candidates for Vermont State Senate Chittenden District have raised a total of $1,371,569. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $18,047 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.
|Campaign contributions, Vermont State Senate Chittenden District|
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