David Sharpe

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David Sharpe
Vermont House of Representatives, Addison 4
In office
2003 - Present
Term ends
January 2, 2017
Years in position 12
Base salary$660.06/week
Per diem$107/day (non-commuter)
$61/day (commuter)
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First elected2002
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Office website
David D. Sharpe (b. August 21, 1946) is a Democratic member of the Vermont House of Representatives, representing Addison-4. He was first elected to the chamber in 2002.


Sharpe earned his B.A. in Chemistry from Kalamazoo College in 1968.

Sharpe was a supervisor for the Volunteers in Service to America Program from 1970 to 1971. He then worked as a mechanic at an Imported Car Center from 1972 to 1974. From 1974 to 1992, he was owner/mechanic at Hill Automotive. He has been a teacher for the Chitenden Central Supervisory Union since 1992.

Sharpe has been a member of the Bristol Selectboard since 1998. He has served as Chair of the that board since 2001 as well.

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Sharpe served on the following committees:

Vermont Committee Assignments, 2015
Education, Chair


In the 2013-2014 legislative session, Sharpe served on the following committees:


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


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Sharpe served on these committees:



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. Addison-4 has two state representatives. Incumbents David Sharpe and Michael Fisher were unopposed in the Democratic primary. Valerie Mullin and Fred K. Baser were unopposed in the Republican primary.[1][2][3][4] All four candidates received enough votes to in their respective primaries to move forward to the general election. Baser and Sharpe defeated Fisher and Mullin in the general election.[5]

Vermont House of Representatives Addison-4 District, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngFred K. Baser 27.2% 1,878
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDave Sharpe Incumbent 25.6% 1,767
     Democratic Michael Fisher Incumbent 25.2% 1,740
     Republican Valerie Mullin 22% 1,519
Total Votes 6,904


See also: Vermont House of Representatives elections, 2012

Sharpe won re-election in the 2012 election for Vermont House of Representatives Addison 4. Sharpe was unopposed in the August 28 Democratic primary and was unopposed in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012[6]


See also: Vermont House of Representatives elections, 2010

Sharpe won re-election to one of the two positions in the Addison 4 District in 2010. He ran against John Heffernan (R), Michael Fisher (D), and Fred Baser (D) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[6]

Vermont House of Representatives, Addison 4 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Michael Fisher (D) 2,084
Green check mark transparent.png David Sharpe (D) 1,893
Fred Baser (D) 1,664
John Heffernan (R) 1,474

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Sharpe is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Sharpe raised a total of $7,726 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 21, 2013.[7]

David's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Vermont State House, District Addison-4 Won $0
2010 Vermont State House, District Addison-4 Won $2,983
2008 Vermont State House, District Addison-4 Won $4,743
Grand Total Raised $7,726


Sharpe won re-election to the Vermont House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Sharpe raised a total of $0.


In 2010, a year in which Sharpe was up for re-election, he collected $2,983 in donations.[8]

His largest contributors in 2010 were:


Sharpe raised $4,743 for the 2008 election.

His major contributors are listed below.[9]

Donor Amount
Cindy Folino $300
Association of Vermont Credit Unions $200


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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.

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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.

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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.[10] Here's how Sharpe 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


Sharpe and his wife, Patricia, have two children.

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