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Willem Jewett
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Vermont House of Representatives, Addison 2
Incumbent
In office
2003 - Present
Term ends
January 7, 2015
PartyDemocratic
Leadership
House Majority Leader
2013-present
Compensation
Base salary$660.06/week
Per diem$107/day (non-commuter)
$61/day (commuter)
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2002
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Personal
ProfessionAttorney
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Willem W. Jewett (b. August 23, 1963) is a Democratic member of the Vermont House of Representatives, representing Addison-2. He was first elected to the chamber in 2002. He currently serves as House Majority Leader, holding the position since 2013.

Biography

Jewett earned his B.A. from Bowdoin College in 1985. He went on to receive his J.D. from Lewis and Clark College in 1994.

Jewett is an attorney.

Jewett has served on the Ripton School Board.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Vermont Committee Assignments, 2013
Fish, Wildlife and Water Resources
Rules
Rules

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Jewett served on these committees:

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

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

  • Excerpt: "Making sure that our public education system provides excellent opportunity to kids in all of our communities."
  • Excerpt: "Developing an energy portfolio that dramatically reduces our dependence on fossil fuels."
  • Excerpt: "A health care system that maintains and improves every Vermonter’s health without placing anyone in financial peril."
  • Excerpt: "A clean and healthy environment; one that sustains us and all of the plants and animals we live with."
  • Excerpt: "A new farm and forest economy focused on creating and providing value added farm and forest products for local consumption and for export."

Elections

2014

See also: Vermont House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Vermont House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place August 26, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 12, 2014. Incumbent Willem Jewett was unopposed in the Democratic primary.[2][3][4][5] Jewett earned the Democratic nomination, and will be unopposed in the general election.[6]

2012

See also: Vermont House of Representatives elections, 2012

Jewett won re-election in the 2012 election for Vermont House of Representatives Addison 2. Jewett was unopposed in the August 28 Democratic primary and defeated Tim Ryan (I) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[7]

Vermont House of Representatives, Addison 2 District, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngWillem Jewett Incumbent 61.3% 1,400
     Independent Tim Ryan 38.7% 882
Total Votes 2,282

2010

See also: Vermont House of Representatives elections, 2010

Jewett won re-election to the Addison 2 District in 2010. He was unopposed in the general election on November 2, 2010.[7]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Jewett is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Jewett raised a total of $13,271 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 21, 2013.[8]

Willem Jewett's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Vermont State House, District Addison-2 Won $8,011
2008 Vermont State House, District Addison-2 Won $5,260
Grand Total Raised $13,271

2012

Jewett won re-election to the Vermont House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Jewett raised a total of $8,011.
Vermont House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Willem Jewett's campaign in 2012
King, Warren & Barry$250
Seligman$250
Patient Choices Of Vermont$200
Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 693$200
Association Of Vermont Credit Unions$200
Total Raised in 2012$8,011
Source:Follow the Money

2008

Jewett raised $5,260 for the 2008 election.

His major contributors are listed below.[9]

Donor Amount
Marianne Liberabre $200
Mary Clerovy $200

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, a year in which Jewett was up for re-election, he collected $4,272 in donations.[10]

His largest contributors in 2010 were:


Vermont House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Willem Jewett's campaign in 2010
Seligmann, Michael & Cindy$500
Contributions By Candidate Or Candidates Immediate Family$247
Total Raised in 2010 $4,272

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 Jewett 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
N N N Y Y N N Y N

Personal

Jewett and his wife, Jean Cherouny, have two children.

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