Alice Nitka

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Alice Nitka
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Vermont Senate Windsor District
Incumbent
In office
2007 - present
Term ends
January 7, 2015
Years in position 7
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$660.06/week
Per diem$107/day (non-commuter)
$61/day (commuter)
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 7, 2006
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
House of Representatives
1999-2006
Education
Bachelor'sRussell Sage College
Personal
BirthdayDecember 13, 1944
Place of birthLittle Falls, NY
ProfessionSocial Worker
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Alice W. Nitka (b. December 13, 1944) is a Democratic member of the Vermont State Senate, representing the Windsor District. She was first elected to the chamber in 2006.

Nitka previously served in the Vermont House of Representatives from 1998 to 2006.

Biography

Nitka earned her B.A. from Russell Sage College in 1967.

Nitka has worked as an adoption social worker for Vermont Achievement Center, Incorporated. She has also worked as a social worker for Eckerd Youth Alternatives.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Vermont Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations, Vice-chair
Judiciary
Judicial Retention

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2014

See also: Vermont State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Vermont State Senate 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. Windsor has three state senators. Incumbents Alice Nitka, John Campbell, and Richard McCormack were unopposed in the Democratic primary, and are unchallenged in the general election.[1]

2012

See also: Vermont State Senate elections, 2012

Nitka won re-election in the 2012 election for Vermont State Senate Windsor District. Nitka was unopposed in the August 28 Democratic primary and won re-election in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[2]

Vermont State Senate, Windham District, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Campbell Incumbent 23.3% 16,249
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRichard McCormack Incumbent 21.8% 15,217
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngAlice Nitka Incumbent 21.3% 14,899
     Republican Paul Gibbs Jr. 9.5% 6,651
     Republican Dick Tracy 13.8% 9,617
     Republican Jeff Whittemore 10.3% 7,162
Total Votes 69,795

2010

See also: Vermont State Senate elections, 2010

Nitka ran for re-election to the 30th District Seat (Windsor District) in 2010. He ran against John Campbell, and Richard McCormack in the Democratic primary on August 24, 2010. He defeated Francis Renaud (R), Henry Holmes (R), and John MacGovern (R) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[2]

Vermont State Senate, Windsor District, General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png John Campbell (D) 11,896
Green check mark transparent.png Richard "Dick" McCormack (D) 10,893
Green check mark transparent.png Alice Nitka (D) 10,393
Francis Renaud (R) 5,688
Henry Holmes (R) 6,888
John MacGovern 5,423

2008

On November 4, 2008, Nitka won re-election by finishing third for the three-seat Windsor District of the Vermont State Senate, receiving 13,783 votes behind Democrats John Campbell (16,426) and Richard McCormack (14,898) and ahead of Republicans Kent Butterfield (8,320) and Kirk Sparkman (5,969), independent Mark Blanchard (5,619), Republican Ethan Foster (4,680), and write-ins (43).[2]

Nitka raised $3,868 for her campaign, against $16,698 by Campbell, $4,254 by McCormack, $4,645 by Butterfield, and $1,500 by Sparkman.[3]

Vermont State Senate, Windsor District
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png John Campbell (D) 16,426
Green check mark transparent.png Richard McCormack (D) 14,898
Green check mark transparent.png Alice Nitka (D) 13,783
Kent Butterfield (R) 8,320
Kirk Sparkman (R) 5,969
Mark Blanchard (I) 5,619
Ethan Foster (R) 4,680
Write-ins 43

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Nitka is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Nitka raised a total of $15,837 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 20, 2013.[4]

Alice Nitka's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Vermont State Senate, District Windsor Won $6,919
2010 Vermont State Senate, District Windsor Won $5,050
2008 Vermont State Senate, District Windsor Won $3,868
Grand Total Raised $15,837

2012

Nitka won re-election to the Vermont State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Nitka raised a total of $6,919.
Vermont State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Alice Nitka's campaign in 2012
Cody, Matthew & Debra$500
Gnazzo, Herold & Jane$500
Campaign Research Center$250
Foster, Susan & Foster-gross, Donald$250
Vermont Troopers Association$200
Total Raised in 2012$6,919
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, Nitka received $5,050 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[5]

Vermont State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Alice Nitka's campaign in 2010
Vermont Chamber Of Commerce$500
VT Assoc For Public Justice$250
Vermont Ski Areas Association$200
Pfizer$200
CVS Caremark$200
Total Raised in 2010 $5,050

2008

Nitka raised $4,254 for the 2008 election.

Her major contributors are listed below.[6]

Donor Amount
Federal Express $500
Jane and Gerold Gnazzo $500
Vermont State Employers Association $400

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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.

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2011-2012

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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.[7] Here's how Nitka voted on the selected bills:

Vermont Voters Scorecard, 2011-2012
National Popular Vote Green Mountain Care Green Mountain Care Green Mountain Care Tax Bill Free Speech Health Exchange CVPS Rebate Cloud Computing
Y N N Y N Y Y Y N

Personal

Nitka and her husband, Martin, have two children.

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