|Vermont House of Representatives Orleans-Caledonia-1|
|2011 - Present|
|January 7, 2015|
|Years in position||3|
|Per diem||$107/day (non-commuter) |
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|Bachelor's||Agriculture, Sterling College (1976)|
|Other||Missions/Bible, LeTourneau University (1980)|
|Birthday||February 15, 1957|
|Place of birth||Auburn, NY|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Committee assignments
- 3 Issues
- 4 Elections
- 5 Campaign donors
- 6 Scorecards
- 7 Voting record
- 8 Personal
- 9 Recent news
- 10 See also
- 11 External links
- 12 References
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.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Strong served on the following committees:
|Vermont Committee Assignments, 2013|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Strong served on these committees:
|Vermont Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Health Care|
Strong's website highlighted the following campaign themes:
- "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."
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. Young and Strong defeated Braithwaite and Small in the general election.
|Vermont House of Representatives Orleans-Caledonia District, General Election, 2014|
|Democratic||Sam Young Incumbent||30.8%||1,436|
|Republican||Vicki Strong Incumbent||28.4%||1,326|
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.
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.
|Vermont House of Representatives, Orleans-Caledonia 1 General Election (2010)|
|Vicki Strong (R)||1,244|
|Sam Young (D)||1,125|
|John Rogers (D)||1,122|
|Linda Johnson (R)||1,043|
|Nancy Potak (Vermont Progressive Party)||916|
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.
|Vicki Strong's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Vermont State House, District Orleans-Caledonia||$1,931|
|2010||Vermont State House, District Orleans-Caledonia-1||$4,352|
|Grand Total Raised||$6,283|
2012Strong 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|
|Caledonia County Republican Cmte||$150|
|Campaign Research Center||$100|
|Total Raised in 2012||$1,931|
|Source:Follow the Money|
In 2010, when Strong first won election to the House, she collected $4,352 in donations.
Her largest contributors in 2010 were:
|Vermont House Republican PAC||$400|
|Campaign Research Center||$350|
|Jim Douglas for Governor||$250|
|Mr. & Mrs. C Paul Slater||$250|
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- National Federation of Independent Business in Vermont: 2013-2014 Legislative Voting Record
- Legislators are scored based on their votes on key small business issues.
- Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility: 2011-2012 Legislative Scorecard
- Legislators are scored based on whether or not their votes aligned with VBSR’s stance on each policy.
- Vermont Conservation Voters: 2011-2012 Environmental Scorecard
- Legislators are scored based on their voting records on environmental issues.
- Vermont Public Interest Research Group: 2011-2012 Legislative Scorecard
- 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.
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. 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|
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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- Profile from Open States
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- Vicki Strong on Twitter
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- Personal WordPress Site
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- Personal Blogger Site
- Representative Vicki Strong, "issues," accessed November 01, 2014
- Mitt Romney for President, "Mitt Romney Announces Support of Vermont Elected Officials and Leaders; Submits Required Presidential Primary Petition," September 29, 2011
- Vermont Secretary of State, "2014 Primary Election Candidate Listing," accessed June 19, 2014
- Vermont Secretary of State, "2014 Independent Candidates and Minor Party Candidates Nominated by Party Committee," accessed June 19, 2014
- Vermont Secretary of State, "2014 Major Party Nomination Candidate Listing," accessed June 19, 2014
- Vermont Secretary of State, "2014 Candidate Listing," June 13, 2014
- Vermont Secretary of State, "2014 General Election Candidate Listing," accessed October 11, 2014
- Vermont Secretary of State, "Election Results Search," accessed April 23, 2014
- followthemoney.org, "Strong, Vicki," accessed September 24, 2013
- Follow the Money, "Candidate summary," accessed July 4, 2011
- Ethan Allen Institute, "Report Cards," accessed September 10, 2013