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Kenneth Atkins

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Kenneth Atkins
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Former candidate for
Vermont House of Representatives, Chittenden 6-7
PartyDemocratic
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Vermont House of Representatives, Chittenden 3-6
1999 - 2013
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Vermont
Master'sUniversity of Vermont
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Kenneth Atkins (b. June 21, 1940) was a 2014 Democratic candidate for Chittenden-6-7 District of the Vermont House of Representatives.[1]

Atkins is a former Democratic member of the Vermont House of Representatives, representing Chittenden-3-6 from 1999 to 2013.

Biography

Atkins has worked as a Justice of the Peace. He also worked as an elementary school teacher/coach for the Winooski School District from 1964 to 1998.

Atkins earned his B.S. and M.S. in Education from the University of Vermont in 1964 and 1974, respectively.

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-6-7 has two state representatives. Incumbent Clement Bissonnette and Diana Gonzalez defeated Kenneth Atkins in the Democratic primary. Robert Millar ran as a Vermont Progressive Party candidate. Gonzalez was also nominated as a Vermont Progressive candidate.[2][3][4][5] Gonzalez and Bissonnette were victorious in the Democratic primary, securing seats in the general election. In addition to appearing on the general election ballot as a Democratic nominee, she will also appear as the Vermont Progress Party's candidate. Bissonnette and Gonzalez defeated Millar in the general election.[6]

Vermont House of Representatives Chittenden-6-7 District, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDiana Gonzalez 38.8% 908
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngClement J. Bissonnette Incumbent 36.3% 848
     Vermont Progressive Party Robert Millar 24.9% 583
Total Votes 2,339
Vermont House of Representatives, Chittenden-6-7 District Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDiana Gonzalez 38.9% 272
Green check mark transparent.pngClem Bissonnette 32.9% 230
Kenneth Atkins 28.3% 198
Total Votes 700

2012

See also: Vermont House of Representatives elections, 2012

Atkins did not seek re-election in 2012.[7]

2010

See also: Vermont House of Representatives elections, 2010

Atkins ran for re-election to the Chittenden 3-6 District in 2010. He and Clement Bissonnette (D) both won re-election in the general election on November 2, 2010.[7]

Vermont House of Representatives, Chittenden 3-6 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Clement Bissonnette (D) 1,684
Green check mark transparent.png Kenneth Atkins (D) 1,628

Committee assignments

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, a year in which Atkins was up for re-election, he did collect any money in donations.[8]

Voting record

2011-2012

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.[9] Here's how Atkins 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
N N N Y Y N N Y N

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Personal

Atkins and his wife, Judith Miller, have two children.

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