|Vermont Senate Windsor District|
|2007 - present|
|January 7, 2015|
|Years in position||7|
|Per diem||$107/day (non-commuter) |
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 7, 2006|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|House of Representatives|
|Bachelor's||Russell Sage College|
|Birthday||December 13, 1944|
|Place of birth||Little Falls, NY|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Committee assignments
- 3 Elections
- 4 Campaign donors
- 5 Scorecards
- 6 Voting record
- 7 Personal
- 8 Recent news
- 9 See also
- 10 External links
- 11 References
Nitka previously served in the Vermont House of Representatives from 1998 to 2006.
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.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Nitka served on the following committees:
|Vermont Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Appropriations, Vice-chair|
|• Judicial Retention|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Nitka served on these committees:
|Vermont Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Judicial Retention, Chair|
|• Judiciary, Vice-chair|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Nitka served on these committees:
|Vermont Committee Assignments, 2009|
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
|Vermont State Senate, Windsor District, General Election (2010)|
|John Campbell (D)||11,896|
|Richard "Dick" McCormack (D)||10,893|
|Alice Nitka (D)||10,393|
|Francis Renaud (R)||5,688|
|Henry Holmes (R)||6,888|
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).
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.
|Vermont State Senate, Windsor District|
|John Campbell (D)||16,426|
|Richard McCormack (D)||14,898|
|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|
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.
|Alice Nitka's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Vermont State Senate, District Windsor||$6,919|
|2010||Vermont State Senate, District Windsor||$5,050|
|2008||Vermont State Senate, District Windsor||$3,868|
|Grand Total Raised||$15,837|
2012Nitka 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|
In 2010, Nitka received $5,050 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.
|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|
|Total Raised in 2010||$5,050|
Nitka raised $4,254 for the 2008 election.
Her major contributors are listed below.
|Jane and Gerold Gnazzo||$500|
|Vermont State Employers Association||$400|
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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 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|
Nitka and her husband, Martin, have two children.
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- Biography from the Vermont Secretary of State website
- Profile from Open States
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002, 2000, 1998
- Sen. Nitka on State Surge
- List of Vermont Senators
- Vermont Secretary of State, "2014 Candidate Listing," June 13, 2014
- Vermont Secretary of State, "Election Results Search," accessed April 22, 2014
- Follow the Money, "2008 Campaign contributors," accessed April 22, 2014
- followthemoney.org, "Nitka, Alice," accessed September 20, 2013
- Follow the Money, "2010 contributions," accessed December 23, 2013
- Follow the Money, "2008 Campaign contributors," accessed April 22, 2014
- Ethan Allen Institute, "Report Cards," accessed September 10, 2013