Brian Campion

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Brian Campion
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Current candidacy
Running for Vermont State Senate, Bennington
General electionNovember 4, 2014
Current office
Vermont House of Representatives, Bennington 2-1
In office
2011 - Present
Term ends
January 7, 2015
Years in position 3
Base salary$660.06/week
Per diem$107/day (non-commuter)
$61/day (commuter)
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Office website
Campaign website
Brian A. Campion is a Democratic member of the Vermont House of Representatives, representing Bennington 2-1. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Campion is a 2014 Democratic candidate for Bennington District of the Vermont State Senate.[1]


Campion is the Senior Advancement Officer at Bennington College and a commissioner of the Bennington Housing Authority.

Committee assignments


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

Vermont Committee Assignments, 2013


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


Campaign themes


The following excerpt comes from Campion's campaign website:[2]

Campion is passionate about improving education so our young people are prepared to be active participants in our democracy and can be prepared to find work that is meaningful to both them and society. Campion is particularly proud of the support he gave to last year’s principal mentoring legislation, his support for lifting pre-K caps which allow more prekindergarten (pre-K) children to enroll in pre-K education programs, as well as his unwavering support of the teaching profession; most recently evident in his teacher mentoring bill. Additionally, Campion is deeply committed to environmental conservation, healthcare reform, and economic development.



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. Bennington has two state senators. Incumbent Richard Sears and State Representative Brian Campion were unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Warren Roaf was unopposed in the Republican primary. Sears will face Campion and Roaf in the general election.[1]


See also: Vermont House of Representatives elections, 2012

Campion won re-election in the 2012 election for Vermont House of Representatives Bennington 2-1. Campion was unopposed in the August 28 Democratic primary and won re-election in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[3]

Vermont House of Representatives, Bennington 2-1 District, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBrian Campion Incumbent 38.1% 1,979
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngTimothy Corcoran, II Incumbent 45.9% 2,381
     Republican Warren Roaf 16% 829
Total Votes 5,189


See also: Vermont House of Representatives elections, 2010

Brian Campion won election to the Vermont House of Representatives Bennington 2-1 in 2010. He ran against Timothy Corcoran, II in the Democratic primary on August 24, 2010. He was opposed by Joseph Krawczyk, Jr. (R), and Timothy Corcoran, II (D) in the November 2, 2010 general election.[3]

Vermont House of Representatives, Bennington 2-1 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Timothy Corcoran, II (D) 1,965
Green check mark transparent.png Brian Campion (D) 1,461
Joseph Krawczyk, Jr. (R) 1,120

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Campion is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Campion raised a total of $16,531 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 21, 2013.[4]

Brian Campion's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Vermont State House, District Bennington-2-1 Won $5,699
2010 Vermont State House, District Bennington-2-1 Won $10,832
Grand Total Raised $16,531


Campion won re-election to the Vermont House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Campion raised a total of $5,699.
Vermont House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Brian Campion's campaign in 2012
Szomjas, Mike & Elaine$500
Pennock, Pat & Lydia$500
Weisman, Londa$500
Campion, Brian$330
Kreutz, Scott$300
Total Raised in 2012$5,699
Source:Follow the Money


In 2010, when Campion first won election to the House, he collected $10,832 in donations.[5]

His largest contributors in 2010 were:

Donor Amount
Brian Campion $4,064
Eric Hatch $550
T Scott Kreutz $500
Maura & Daryl Schauss $500
Mike & Elaine Szomjassy $300


See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in Vermont

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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.

  • Legislators are scored based on their votes on key small business issues.


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.
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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.[6] Here's how Campion 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


Campion is a Trustee of Bennington Museum and a Director of the Bennington Chamber of Commerce. He lives with his partner, Eric.

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