Curt Taylor

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Curt Taylor
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Former candidate for
Vermont House of Representatives Chittenden 9-1
PartyDemocratic
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
High schoolConcord Carlisle High School, 1968
Bachelor'sBeloit College, 1972; Washington State University, 1985
Personal
Birthday1950
ProfessionSelf-employed database programmer
Websites
Campaign website
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Curt Taylor was a 2014 Democratic candidate for Chittenden-9-1 District of the Vermont House of Representatives.[1]

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Taylor's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[2]

  • State Revenue and Spending
Excerpt: "Educational funding too has reached a critical point. Voters have repeatedly made it clear that they will not put up with the current trend of lower enrollment and increasing costs. Modifications to Vermont's educational system have been in the works for several years and may well come to fruition during this session…I want to work on these issues. I want to take part in the discussion, listen to the alternatives, consider their merits, question the experts and make the decisions that will sustain Vermont’s fiscal health."
  • Social Challenges
Excerpt: "Though it is easy to measure the cost of Vermont’s social services it is much harder to measure the benefits: reduced crime, increased productivity, economic growth, lower health care costs and improved general well-being. However, these measurements must be made and the costs justified in order for successful programs to continue and failing programs cut."
  • Environmental Concerns
Excerpt: "Vermont's natural resources are her greatest asset. They have withstood many of the tests of time. They must continue to be protected and in some cases restored. We must make the lifestyle changes and financial commitments necessary to clean up the waters of Lake Champlain and her watershed (both are the source of drinking water for a large portion of Vermont’s citizens). Already well-known and successful resource management practices must be encouraged through education and incentives."[2]

Elections

2014

See also: Vermont House of Representatives elections, 2014

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. Chittenden-9-1 has two state representatives. Incumbent Jim Condon and Curt Taylor were unopposed in the Democratic primary. Joey Purvis and Lane Esden were unopposed in the Republican primary.[1][3][4][5] Condon and Purvis defeated Esden and Taylor in the general election.[6]

Vermont House of Representatives Chittenden-9-1 District, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJim Condon Incumbent 31.1% 1,024
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJoey A. Purvis 27.3% 897
     Democratic Curt Taylor 26% 857
     Republican Lane Esden 15.6% 513
Total Votes 3,291

2012

See also: Vermont House of Representatives elections, 2012

Taylor ran for election in the 2012 election for Vermont House of Representatives Chittenden 9-1. Taylor was unopposed in the August 28 Democratic primary and was defeated in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[7]

Vermont House of Representatives, Chittenden 9-1 District, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJim Condon Incumbent 32.4% 1,689
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBob Bouchard Incumbent 24% 1,250
     Democratic Curt Taylor 23% 1,198
     Republican Joey Purvis 20.5% 1,068
Total Votes 5,205

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