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William Johnson, Vermont Representative

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William Johnson
Vermont House of Representatives, Essex-Caledonia-Orleans
Former member
In office
1997 - 2015
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1996
Term limitsN/A
ProfessionOwner, Johnson Farms
William F. Johnson (b. September 17, 1952) is a former Republican and Democratic member of the Vermont House of Representatives, representing Essex-Caledonia-Orleans from 1996 to 2015. Johnson did not seek re-election in 2014.


Johnson earned his A.S. from Vermont Technical College in 1974. Johnson has been the owner of Johnson Farms since 1978.

Johnson served on the Select Board for the Town of Canaan from 1987 to 1990. He then was the District Commissioner for the ACT 250 District 7 Board from 1992 to 1997.

Committee assignments


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

Vermont Committee Assignments, 2013
Ways and Means



See also: Vermont House of Representatives elections, 2012

Johnson won re-election in the 2012 election for Vermont House of Representatives Essex-Caledonia-Orleans. Johnson defeated Maurice Connary in the August 28 Republican primary and was unopposed in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[1]

Vermont House of Representatives, Essex-Caledonia-Orleans Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngWilliam Johnson Incumbent 75.5% 77
Maurice Connary 24.5% 25
Total Votes 102


See also: Vermont House of Representatives elections, 2010

Johnson ran for re-election to the Essex-Caledonia-Orleans District in 2010. He was unopposed in the general election on November 2, 2010.[1]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Johnson is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Johnson raised a total of $0 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 23, 2013.[2]

William Johnson's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Vermont State House, District Essex-Caledonia-Orleans Won $0
2010 Vermont State House, District Essex-Caledonia-Orleans Won $0
Grand Total Raised $0


Johnson won re-election to the Vermont House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Johnson raised a total of $0.
Vermont House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to William Johnson's campaign in 2012
Total Raised in 2012$0
Source: Follow the Money


In 2010, a year in which Johnson was up for re-election, he did not collect any money in donations.[3]


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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.

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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.

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Voting record


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.[4] Here's how Johnson 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 Absent N Y Y Y N Y


Johnson has a wife, Ursula Szylvian.

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