Dick Tracy

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Dick Tracy
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Candidate for
Vermont State Senate Windsor District
High schoolWoodstock High School, 1969
Bachelor'sUniversity of Massachusetts
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Richard "Dick" Tracy was a 2012 Republican candidate for the Windsor District of the Vermont State Senate.


Campaign themes


From Tracy's campaign webiste:[1]

Dick is concerned about

  • Lack of balance in state government.
  • One party rule - legitimate concerns of other perspectives have been ignored.
  • Over-reliance on the Federal government to fund state government.
  • The cost of state government - current budget projects to spend over $5 BILLION.
  • $3 billion in unfunded liabilities for the state employees' and teachers' retirement funds.
  • State government take over of Vermont's medical system without sufficient cost-benefit analysis.
  • Cost of education (K-12 among the highest in the nation).
  • Scarcity of good paying jobs for the youngsters we spend so much to educate.
  • Energy costs - under current state policy Vermonters will be forced to pay higher than necessary electric rates, and those high costs will be a disincentive to businesses that could create jobs.

Dick will provide Vermonters with

  • Leadership experience.
  • Common sense and analytical approach to problem solving.
  • Cost conscious budgeting.
  • The willingness to challenge the status quo by asking tough questions and insisting upon solid complete answers.



See also: Vermont State Senate elections, 2012

Tracy ran for election in the 2012 election for Vermont State Senate Windsor District. Tracy was unopposed in the August 28 Republican primary and was defeated in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[2]

Vermont State Senate, Windham District, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Campbell Incumbent 23.3% 16,249
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRichard McCormack Incumbent 21.8% 15,217
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngAlice Nitka Incumbent 21.3% 14,899
     Republican Paul Gibbs Jr. 9.5% 6,651
     Republican Dick Tracy 13.8% 9,617
     Republican Jeff Whittemore 10.3% 7,162
Total Votes 69,795

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