|Vermont State Senate, Franklin District|
|January 7, 2015 - present|
|January 2, 2017|
|Years in position||0|
|Per diem||$107/day (non-commuter) |
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|First elected||November 4, 2014|
|Next general||November 8, 2016|
|Vermont House of Representatives, Franklin 3|
|2011 - 2013|
|High school||Bellows Free Academy, St. Albans, 2003|
- 1 Committee assignments
- 2 Issues
- 3 Elections
- 4 Campaign donors
- 5 Scorecards
- 6 Voting record
- 7 Endorsements
- 8 Personal
- 9 Recent news
- 10 See also
- 11 External links
- 12 References
Degree served in the Vermont House of Representatives, representing Franklin-3 from 2011 to 2013.
Degree served as an aide to Governor Jim Douglas from 2008-2010. He reported on Vermont for MTV's "Choose or Lose" coverage of the 2008 presidential election. He is a graduate of Bellows Free Academy.
2015 legislative session
At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Degree served on the following committees:
|Vermont Committee Assignments, 2015|
|• Education, Clerk|
A press release announcing Degree's candidacy for the state senate said: "If elected, Degree promised to focus on job creation, responsible economic development and property tax relief, as well as continuing his work in the State House to fight prescription drug abuse."
- See also: Vermont State Senate elections, 2014
Elections for the office of Vermont State Senate 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. Franklin has two state senators. William Alan Roberts and Sara Branon Kittell were unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent Norman McAllister and Dustin Degree were unopposed in the Republican primary. Michael Malone ran as an Independent candidate. Degree and McAllister defeated Roberts, Kittell and Malone in the general election.
|Vermont State Senate Franklin District, General Election, 2014|
|Republican||Dustin Allard Degree||29.7%||6,862|
|Republican||Norman McAllister Incumbent||28.3%||6,554|
|Democratic||Sara Branon Kittell||21.5%||4,972|
|Independent||William Alan Roberts||17%||3,925|
- See also: Vermont State Senate elections, 2012
Degree ran for election in the 2012 election for Vermont State Senate Franklin District. He advanced past the August 28 Republican primary and was defeated in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Vermont State Senate, Franklin District Republican Primary, 2012|
Dustin Degree ran for the Vermont House of Representatives Franklin 3 in 2010. He ran against Newell Decker in the Republican primary on August 24, 2010. He won election, defeating Newell Decker (R) and Jeff Young (D) in the November 2, 2010 general election.
|Vermont House of Representatives, Franklin 3 General Election (2010)|
|Kathleen Keenan (D)||1,025|
|Dustin Degree (R)||968|
|Jeff Young (D)||725|
|Newell Decker (R)||686|
In 2010, when Degree first won election to the House, he collected $3,795 in donations.
His largest contributors in 2010 were:
|Franklin County GOP||$1,000|
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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 Degree 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|
Degree is not married. He serves on the St. Albans City Development Review Board and the Board of Directors of the St. Ablans Amateur Skating Association.
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- Profile from the Vermont General Assembly
- Profile from Open States
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Degree's campaign website
- Campaign contributions: 2010
- Vermont Secretary of State, "2014 Candidate Listing," June 13, 2014
- Dustin Allard Degree for State Senate, "Rep. Degree Will Run For Senate," accessed October 23, 2012
- Vermont Secretary of State, "2014 Primary Election Candidate Listing," accessed June 19, 2014
- Vermont Secretary of State, "2014 Independent Candidates and Minor Party Candidates Nominated by Party Committee," accessed June 19, 2014
- Vermont Secretary of State, "2014 Major Party Nomination Candidate Listing," accessed June 19, 2014
- Vermont Secretary of State, "2014 General Election Candidate Listing," accessed October 11, 2014
- Follow the Money, "Candidate summary," accessed July 4, 2011
- Ethan Allen Institute, "Report Cards," accessed September 10, 2013
- Mitt Romney for President, "Mitt Romney Announces Support of Vermont Elected Officials and Leaders; Submits Required Presidential Primary Petition," September 29, 2011