|Vermont House of Representatives, Orange-Caledonia 1|
|2009 - Present|
|January 7, 2015|
|Years in position||5|
|Per diem||$107/day (non-commuter) |
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|Bachelor's||English, University of Vermont|
|Master's||MAT, Evergreen State College|
|Birthday||October 17, 1961|
|Place of birth||Cleveland, OH|
Conquest earned his B.A. in English from the University of Vermont. He went on to receive his MAT from Evergreen State College.
Conquest has worked as a Farmer and Carpenter.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Conquest served on the following committees:
|Vermont Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Judicial Retention|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Conquest served on these committees:
|Vermont Committee Assignments, 2011|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Conquest served on these committees:
|Vermont Committee Assignments, 2009|
Elections for the office of Vermont House of Representatives 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. Incumbent Chip Conquest was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Conquest was unopposed in the general election.
Conquest won re-election in the 2012 election for Vermont House of Representatives Orange-Caledonia. Conquest was unopposed in the August 28 Democratic primary and was unopposed in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Vermont House of Representatives, Orange-Caledonia 1 General Election (2010)|
|Chip Conquest (D)||888|
|Robert Craig (R)||702|
Comprehensive donor information for Conquest is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Conquest raised a total of $8,199 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 23, 2013.
|Chip Conquest's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Vermont State House, District Orange-Caledonia||$2,728|
|2010||Vermont State House, District Orange-Caledonia-1||$5,471|
|Grand Total Raised||$8,199|
2012Conquest won re-election to the Vermont House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Conquest raised a total of $2,728.
|Vermont House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Chip Conquest's campaign in 2012|
|Hausman, Rick & Emily||$200|
|Total Raised in 2012||$2,728|
|Source:Follow the Money|
In 2010, a year in which Conquest was up for election, he collected $5,471 in donations.
His largest contributors in 2010 were:
|Vermont House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Chip Conquest's campaign in 2010|
|Lea, Syd & Robin Barone||$500|
|Orange County Democratic Cmte||$500|
|Vermont Democratic House Campaign||$500|
|Hausman, Rick & Emily||$200|
|Lawrence, Kevin & Melanie||$150|
|Total Raised in 2010||$5,471|
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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
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- Vermont Conservation Voters: 2011-2012 Environmental Scorecard
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- Vermont Public Interest Research Group: 2011-2012 Legislative Scorecard
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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 Conquest 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|
Conquest and his wife, Fay Homan, have two children.
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- Campaign Contributions: 2008
- Chip Conquest Website
- 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 23, 2014
- followthemoney.org, "Conquest, Chip," accessed September 23, 2013
- Follow the Money, "2010 Campaign contributors," accessed April 23, 2014
- Ethan Allen Institute, "Report Cards," accessed September 10, 2013
- Project Vote Smart, "Chip Conquest's Biography," accessed November 01, 2014