Kevin Mullin (Vermont)
|Vermont Senate Rutland District|
|2003 - present|
|January 7, 2015|
|Years in position||11|
|Per diem||$107/day (non-commuter) |
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|Vermont House of Representatives|
|Bachelor's||Castleton State College|
|Birthday||November 19, 1958|
|Place of birth||Rutland, VT|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Committee assignments
- 3 Issues
- 4 Elections
- 5 Campaign donors
- 6 Scorecards
- 7 Voting record
- 8 Personal
- 9 Recent news
- 10 See also
- 11 External links
- 12 References
Mullin previously served in the Vermont House of Representatives from 1998 to 2003.
Mullin earned his B.S. in Business/Finance from Castleton State College. He is the owner and operator of both Vermont Roots and Finger Lakes Drive-In. He has also worked as an instructor for the Community College of Vermont.
Mullin's political experience began with his service on the Rutland City Board of Aldermen.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Mullin served on the following committees:
|Vermont Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs, Chair|
|• Health Care Oversight|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Mullin served on these committees:
|Vermont Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Education, Chair|
|• Health and Welfare, Vice-chair|
|• Legislative Council|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Mullin served on these committees:
|Vermont Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Health and Welfare|
Predatory loan reform
In February 2014, Mullin supported legislation to ban companies from offering senior citizens cash in exchange for monthly pension checks. The bill proposed to require licenses from companies that offered immediate cash in exchange for pension checks. "I was approached by AARP over the off-season talking about this becoming one of their fears," Mullin said in an interview. "They were talking about the ability of some of these companies to charge 26.3 percent interest, and that doesn’t even include the fees and transaction costs." He stated further: "It would declare that they are in fact lenders and they would have to register with the Department of Financial Regulation in Vermont to do these types of transactions and they will be considered as loans."
- 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. Rutland has three state senators. Incumbent Eldred French, William Tracy Carris and Anissa Delauri were unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent Kevin Mullin, incumbent Peg Flory and Brian Collamore were unopposed in the Republican primary. Kelly Socia ran as a Vermont Politically Incorrect Party candidate. Collamore, Flory and Mullin defeated French, Carris, Delauri, and Socia in the general election.
|Vermont State Senate Rutland District, General Election, 2014|
|Republican||Peg Flory Incumbent||21.3%||10,213|
|Republican||Kevin J. Mullin Incumbent||20.7%||9,932|
|Republican||Brian P. Collamore||19.3%||9,275|
|Democratic||William Tracy Carris||15.3%||7,362|
|Democratic||Eldred French Incumbent||11.8%||5,651|
- See also: Vermont State Senate elections, 2012
Mullin won re-election in the 2012 election for Vermont State Senate Rutland District. Mullin was unopposed in the August 28 Republican primary and was unopposed in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.
- See also: Vermont State Senate elections, 2010
Mullin ran for re-election to the 22nd District Seat (Rutland District) in 2010. He ran against Margaret Flory (R), Thomas Deply (R), Cheryl Hooker (R), and Carolyn Schwalbe (R) in the primary. He defeated Thomas Deply (R), Cheryl Hooker (R), Bob Baird (D), William Cruikshank (I), and Dennis Morrisseau (I) in the general election on November 2, 2010.
On November 4, 2008, Mullin won re-election by finishing third for the three-seat Rutland District of the Vermont State Senate, receiving 12,783 votes behind Democrat Bill Carris (16,194) and Republican Hull Maynard (13,077) and ahead of Democrats Cheryl Hooker (11,869) and Hope Blucher (9,945), Republican Gregory Decker (6,117), and write-ins (44).
Mullin raised $14,955 for his campaign, against $8,615 by Carris, $6,670 by Maynard, $12,084 by Hooker, $9,912 by Blucher, and $1,625 by Decker.
|Vermont State Senate, Rutland District|
|Bill Carris (D)||16,194|
|Hull Maynard (R)||13,077|
|Kevin Mullin (R)||12,783|
|Cheryl Hooker (D)||11,869|
|Hope Blucher (D)||9,945|
|Gregory Decker (R)||6,117|
Comprehensive donor information for Mullin is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Mullin raised a total of $46,785 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 20, 2013.
|Kevin Mullin's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Vermont State Senate, District Rutland||$3,825|
|2010||Vermont State Senate, District Rutland||$28,005|
|2008||Vermont State Senate, District Rutland||$14,955|
|Grand Total Raised||$46,785|
2012Mullin won re-election to the Vermont State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Mullin raised a total of $3,825.
|Vermont State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Kevin Mullin's campaign in 2012|
|Vermont Association Of Realtors||$400|
|Total Raised in 2012||$3,825|
|Source:Follow the Money|
In 2010, Mullin received $28,005 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.
|Vermont State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Kevin Mullin (Vermont)'s campaign in 2010|
|Stryker, Jon L||$2,000|
|Gill, Tim E||$2,000|
|Vermont Liberty PAC||$1,500|
|Total Raised in 2010||$28,005|
Mullin raised $14,955 for the 2008 election.
His major contributors are listed below.
|Kevin Mullin and immediate family||$1,500|
|Vermont Republican Party||$1,000|
|Green Mountain Republican Senate Committee||$1,000|
|Friends of David Unreadable||$800|
|Vermont Association of Realtors||$800|
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- National Federation of Independent Business in Vermont: 2013-2014 Legislative Voting Record
- Legislators are scored based on their votes on key small business issues.
- Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility: 2011-2012 Legislative Scorecard
- Legislators are scored based on whether or not their votes aligned with VBSR’s stance on each policy.
- Vermont Conservation Voters: 2011-2012 Environmental Scorecard
- Legislators are scored based on their voting records on environmental issues.
- Vermont Public Interest Research Group: 2011-2012 Legislative Scorecard
- Legislators are scored based on voting records on VPIRG-backed legislation to promote clean energy, reduce exposure to toxins, make health care more accessible and affordable and protect our democracy.
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 Mullin voted on the selected bills:
|Vermont Voters Scorecard, 2011-2012|
|National Popular Vote||Green Mountain Care||Green Mountain Care||Green Mountain Care||Tax Bill||Free Speech||Health Exchange||CVPS Rebate||Cloud Computing|
Mullin and his wife, Cynthia, have two children.
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- Biography from the Vermont Secretary of State website
- Profile from Open States
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002, 2000, 1998
- Sen. Mullin on State Surge
- List of Vermont Senators
- WatchDog.org, "Vermont wants to be first state to ban ‘predatory loans’ for pensioners," February 4, 2014
- Mitt Romney for President, "Mitt Romney Announces Support of Vermont Elected Officials and Leaders; Submits Required Presidential Primary Petition," September 29, 2011
- 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 Candidate Listing," June 13, 2014
- Vermont Secretary of State, "2014 General Election Candidate Listing," accessed October 11, 2014
- Vermont Secretary of State, "Election Results Search," accessed April 22, 2014
- Follow the Money, "2008 Campaign contributors," accessed April 22, 2014
- followthemoney.org, "Mullin, Kevin," accessed September 20, 2013
- Follow the Money, "2010 contributions," accessed December 23, 2013
- Follow the Money, "2008 Campaign contributors," accessed April 22, 2014
- Ethan Allen Institute, "Report Cards," accessed September 10, 2013