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|Vermont Senate Washington District|
|2011 - present|
|January 2, 2017|
|Years in position||4|
|Party||Vermont Progressive Party|
|Per diem||$107/day (non-commuter) |
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|First elected||November 2, 2010|
|Bachelor's||Johnson State College|
|Profession||Director, Vermont Democracy Fund/Radio host|
Pollina earned a B.A. in political science and environmental studies at Johnson State College.
Pollina worked as the Director of the Vermont Democracy Fund from 2002 up until his election to the Senate. Before that, he was the Executive/Policy Director of the Vermont Public Interest Research Group and a Senior Policy Advisor in the Office of Congressman Bernie Sanders. He also founded Rural Vermont, and served as its Executive Director from 1985-1991.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Pollina served on the following committees:
|Vermont Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Government Operations, Vice-chair|
|• Health and Welfare|
|• Government Accountability|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Pollina served on these committees:
|Vermont Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Government Accountability|
|• Government Operations|
|• Health and Welfare|
- See also: Vermont State Senate elections, 2014
Elections for the office of Vermont State Senate 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. Washington has three state senators. Incumbent Ann Cummings, incumbent Anthony Pollina and Sandra Gaffney were unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent William Doyle, Pat McDonald and Dexter Lefavour were unopposed in the Republican primary. Cummings, Doyle and Pollina defeated Lafavour, McDonald and Gaffney in the general election.
|Vermont State Senate Washington District, General Election, 2014|
|Republican||William "Bill" Doyle Incumbent||21.3%||11,275|
|Democratic||Ann Cummings Incumbent||21.1%||11,167|
|Democratic||Anthony Pollina* Incumbent||19.8%||10,474|
|Democratic||Sandra "Sandy" Gaffney**||10.2%||5,408|
*Pollina appeared on the ballot as both a Progressive and Democratic nominee.
**Gaffney appeared on the ballot as both a Progressive and Democratic nominee.
- See also: Vermont State Senate elections, 2012
Pollina won re-election in the 2012 election for Vermont State Senate Washington District. He 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
Pollina was elected to the Washington District seat in 2010. He ran against Kimberly Cheney (D), Laura Moore (D), Donny Osman (D), Ann Cummings (D) in the primary. He defeated David Harrington (R), Ed Larson (R), Donny Osman (D), and Gaelan Brown (I) in the general election on November 2, 2010.
Comprehensive donor information for Pollina is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Pollina raised a total of $28,257 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 20, 2013.
|Anthony Pollina's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Vermont State Senate, District Washington||$10,311|
|2010||Vermont State Senate, District Washington||$17,946|
|Grand Total Raised||$28,257|
2012Pollina won re-election to the Vermont State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Pollina raised a total of $10,311.
|Vermont State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Anthony Pollina's campaign in 2012|
|M S/patient Choices||$300|
|Renewable Energy Vermont||$300|
|Total Raised in 2012||$10,311|
|Source:Follow the Money|
In 2010, when Pollina first won election to the Senate, he collected $17,946 in donations.
His five largest contributors in 2010 were:
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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 Pollina 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|
Pollina and his wife, Deborah, have two children.
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- Profile from Open States
- Biography of Anthony Pollina on Project Vote Smart
- Vermont State Senate website
- Campaign website
- 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 22, 2014
- followthemoney.org, "Pollina, Anthony," accessed September 20, 2013
- Follow the Money.org, "Anthony Pollina candidate summary," accessed June 8, 2011
- Ethan Allen Institute, "Report Cards," accessed September 10, 2013