Kevin Mullin (Vermont)

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Kevin Mullin
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Vermont Senate Rutland District
Incumbent
In office
2003 - present
Term ends
January 7, 2015
Years in position 11
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$660.06/week
Per diem$107/day (non-commuter)
$61/day (commuter)
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Appointed2003
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Vermont House of Representatives
1998-2003
Education
Bachelor'sCastleton State College
Personal
BirthdayNovember 19, 1958
Place of birthRutland, VT
ProfessionBusiness Owner
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Kevin J. Mullin (b. November 19, 1958) is a Republican member of the Vermont State Senate, representing the Rutland District. He was first appointed to the chamber in 2003. Mullin currently serves as Assistant Minority Leader.

Mullin previously served in the Vermont House of Representatives from 1998 to 2003.

Biography

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.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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
Finance
Health Care Oversight

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

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."[1]

Presidential preference

2012

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

Kevin Mullin (Vermont) endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [2]

Elections

2014

See also: Vermont State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Vermont State Senate will take place in 2014. A primary election took place August 26, 2014. The general election will be 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 is running as a Vermont Politically Incorrect Party candidate.[3][4][5][6] All seven candidates will face off in the general election to vie for the district's three seats.[7]

2012

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.[8]

2010

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.[8]

Vermont State Senate, Rutland District, General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Kevin J. Mullin (R) 9,959
Green check mark transparent.png Bill Carris (D) 9,786
Green check mark transparent.png Margaret "Peg" Flory (R) 5,674
Thomas Depoy (R) 8,569
Bob Baird (D) 7,973
Cheryl Hooker (D) 7,500
Dennis Morrisseau (I) 1,014
William Cruikshank, Jr. (I) 931

2008

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).[8]

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.[9]

Vermont State Senate, Rutland District
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Bill Carris (D) 16,194
Green check mark transparent.png Hull Maynard (R) 13,077
Green check mark transparent.png Kevin Mullin (R) 12,783
Cheryl Hooker (D) 11,869
Hope Blucher (D) 9,945
Gregory Decker (R) 6,117
Write-ins 44

Campaign donors

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.[10]

Kevin Mullin's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Vermont State Senate, District Rutland Won $3,825
2010 Vermont State Senate, District Rutland Won $28,005
2008 Vermont State Senate, District Rutland Won $14,955
Grand Total Raised $46,785

2012

Mullin 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
Pfizer$1,000
Anheuser-Busch$500
Vermont Association Of Realtors$400
Astrazeneca$250
Unreadable Pac$250
Total Raised in 2012$3,825
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, Mullin received $28,005 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[11]

Vermont State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Kevin Mullin (Vermont)'s campaign in 2010
Herro, David$2,000
Stryker, Jon L$2,000
Gill, Tim E$2,000
Vermont Liberty PAC$1,500
Kislak, Jonathan$1,000
Total Raised in 2010 $28,005

2008

Mullin raised $14,955 for the 2008 election.

His major contributors are listed below.[12]

Donor Amount
Kevin Mullin and immediate family $1,500
Vermont Republican Party $1,000
Green Mountain Republican Senate Committee $1,000
Friends of David Unreadable $800
Rutland GOPAC $800
Vermont Association of Realtors $800
Federal Express $500

Scorecards

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2013-2014

In 2013, the Vermont General Assembly was in session from January 9 to May 14. In 2014, the Vermont General Assembly was in session from January 7 to May 10.

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2011-2012

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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.[13] 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
N N Y Y N Y Y Y Y

Personal

Mullin and his wife, Cynthia, have two children.

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