Vicki Strong

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Vicki Strong
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Vermont House of Representatives Orleans-Caledonia-1
Incumbent
In office
2011 - Present
Term ends
January 7, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$660.06/week
Per diem$107/day (non-commuter)
$61/day (commuter)
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First elected2010
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sAgriculture, Sterling College (1976)
OtherMissions/Bible, LeTourneau University (1980)
Personal
BirthdayFebruary 15, 1957
Place of birthAuburn, NY
ReligionChristian
Websites
Office website
Personal website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Vicki M. Strong is a Republican member of the Vermont House of Representatives, representing Orleans-Caledonia-1. She was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Biography

Strong has been a meeting leader for Weight Watchers since 1999. She worked with her husband in church ministry while home-schooling her children. She studied Bible and missions at Le-Tourneau University and Sterling College.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Strong served on the following committees:

Vermont Committee Assignments, 2013
Judiciary

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Strong served on these committees:

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Strong's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]

  • "all of my seven towns are concerned about the impact of industrial wind towers; so I have spent a lot of time and effort researching, listening, and getting involved with this issue.
  • my local businesses want reasonable regulation and fees, so I keep this issue in mind as I vote.
  • I feel strongly about protecting the disadvantaged and the unborn, and I know that many of my constituents do, too.
  • I hear complaints about taxes all the time, and I do my best to vote accordingly.
  • so many of my constituents feel the government should live within its means as they have to do, and I fight hard for that.
  • I feel strongly about responsible healthcare reform to find real solutions to rising costs and don't think more government bureaucracy is the answer.
  • I think we should be making serious preparations for the future, plans for dealing with fiscal, natural and terrorist crises."[1]

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Vicki Strong endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [2]

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. Orleans-Caledonia has two state representatives. Incumbent Sam Young and Chris Braithwaite were unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Vicki Strong and Devin Small were unopposed in the Republican primary.[3][4][5][6] Young and Strong defeated Braithwaite and Small in the general election.[7]

Vermont House of Representatives Orleans-Caledonia District, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSam Young Incumbent 30.8% 1,436
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngVicki Strong Incumbent 28.4% 1,326
     Democratic Chris Braithwaite 25.4% 1,184
     Republican Devin Small 15.4% 720
Total Votes 4,666

2012

See also: Vermont House of Representatives elections, 2012

Strong won re-election in the 2012 election for Vermont House of Representatives Orleans-Caledonia. Strong was unopposed in the August 28 Republican primary and was unopposed in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[8]

2010

See also: Vermont House of Representatives elections, 2010

Vicki Strong ran for the Vermont House of Representatives Orleans-Caledonia 1 in 2010. She ran against Linda Johnson and Patricia Russell in the Republican primary on August 24, 2010. She was opposed by Sam Young (D), Linda Johnson (R), Nancy Potak (P), and John Rogers (D) in the November 2, 2010 general election. According to unofficial results Stong won one of the two seats in the district, but as of November 15 a recount is pending.[8]

Vermont House of Representatives, Orleans-Caledonia 1 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Vicki Strong (R) 1,244
Green check mark transparent.png Sam Young (D) 1,125
John Rogers (D) 1,122
Linda Johnson (R) 1,043
Nancy Potak (Vermont Progressive Party) 916

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Strong is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Strong raised a total of $6,283 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 24, 2013.[9]

Vicki Strong's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Vermont State House, District Orleans-Caledonia Won $1,931
2010 Vermont State House, District Orleans-Caledonia-1 Won $4,352
Grand Total Raised $6,283

2012

Strong won re-election to the Vermont House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Strong raised a total of $1,931.
Vermont House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Vicki Strong's campaign in 2012
Strong, N$500
Strong, Rev$500
Caledonia County Republican Cmte$150
Kse Partners$100
Campaign Research Center$100
Total Raised in 2012$1,931
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, when Strong first won election to the House, she collected $4,352 in donations.[10]

Her largest contributors in 2010 were:

Donor Amount
Vermont House Republican PAC $400
Campaign Research Center $350
Jim Douglas for Governor $250
Mr. & Mrs. C Paul Slater $250

Scorecards

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2013-2014

In 2013, the Vermont General Assembly was in session from January 9 to May 14. In 2014, the Vermont General Assembly was in session from January 7 to May 10.

  • Legislators are scored based on their votes on key small business issues.

2011-2012

In 2011, the Vermont General Assembly was in session from January 5 through mid May. In 2012, the Vermont General Assembly was in session from January 3 to May 5.

  • Legislators are scored based on whether or not their votes aligned with VBSR’s stance on each policy.
  • Legislators are scored based on their voting records on environmental issues.
  • Legislators are scored based on voting records on VPIRG-backed legislation to promote clean energy, reduce exposure to toxins, make health care more accessible and affordable and protect our democracy.

Voting record

2011-2012

The Ethan Allen Institute, a Vermont-based free-market public policy research and education organization, released its biennial publication, the Vermont Voters' Report Card, for the years 2011-2012. The report showed how Vermont legislators in the state House and state Senate voted on key issues important to the Institute.[11] Here's how Strong voted on the selected bills:

Vermont Voters Scorecard, 2011-2012
Health Provider Tax Green Mountain Care Education Taxation Green Mountain Care Property Rate Tax Health Exchange Green Mountain Care Renewable Portfolio CVPS Rebate
Y Y Y N N Absent Absent N Y

Personal

Strong was a Board Member of Vermont Fallen Families (Gold Star Families) from 2009-2010. Her son, Jesse, was killed in action on January 26, 2005. She and her husband, Nathan, a pastor, have two other children.

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