Gary Reis

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Gary Reis
Vermont House of Representatives, Caledonia 3
Former Member
In office
2009 - 2013
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
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Gary Reis (b. October 4, 1935) is a former Republican member of the Vermont House of Representatives, representing Caledonia-3 from 2009 to 2013.

Reis has served as the Vice Chairman of the Saint Johnsbury Selectboard.

Reis was the manager of EHV-Weidmann Industries from 1976 to 1999. He then worked as Director of the Saint Johnsbury Welfare-to-Work Program from 1999 to 2003.

Reis earned his B.S. in Industrial Management from Adelphi University in 1964.


Presidential preference


See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Gary Reis endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [1]



See also: Vermont House of Representatives elections, 2012

Reis ran for re-election in the 2012 election for Vermont House of Representatives Caledonia 3. Reis was unopposed in the August 28 Republican primary and was defeated in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

Vermont House of Representatives, Caledonia 3 District, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMichelle Fay 32.6% 1,525
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRobert South Incumbent 36.2% 1,694
     Republican Gary Reis Incumbent 31.2% 1,463
Total Votes 4,682


See also: Vermont House of Representatives elections, 2010

Reis ran for re-election to one of the two positions in the Caledonia 3 District in 2010. He ran against Tim Persons (R), Robert South (D), and Brendan Hadash (D) in the general election on November 2, 2010. According to unofficial results Davis won one of the two seats in the district, but as of November 15 a recount is pending.[4]

Vermont House of Representatives, Caledonia 3 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Gary Reis (R) 1,289
Green check mark transparent.png Robert South (D) 1,109
Tim Persons (R) 1,087
Brendan Hadash (D) 748

Committee assignments


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


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

Campaign donors


In 2010, a year in which Reis was up for re-election, he collected $1,305 in donations.[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.[6] Here's how Reis 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
Y Absent Y N N Absent Absent N Y


Reis has three children.

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