Loyal Ploof

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Loyal Ploof
Former candidate for
Vermont House of Representatives Chittenden-6-1 District
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
ProfessionSmall business owner
Campaign website
Loyal Ploof was a 2014 Libertarian candidate for Chittenden-6-1 District of the Vermont House of Representatives.[1]

Ploof was a 2012 Democratic candidate for the Chittenden District of the Vermont State Senate.


Ploof's professional experience includes working as a small business owner.[2]


Campaign themes


Ploof's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[3]

  • Education Funding
Excerpt: "With all of the uncertainty with our education funding, one of my solutions as your legislator would be find an alternative funding mechanism to remove the education funding from our property tax burden."
  • Taxes
Excerpt: "We can bring in more revenue to the state without tax increases by legalizing Marijuana. It can bring in an estimated 50 to 100 million in tax dollars."
  • Second Amendement
Excerpt: "My priority is to preserve the second Amendment. Citizens must maintain their right to protect their family, home, and selves…We need to focus on keeping guns out of the hands of people who use their guns for criminal behavior, and I will enact the toughest laws for people who use or have used their gun for criminal behavior."[3]



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-6-1 has two state representatives. Incumbent Joanna Cole was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Kurt Wright and Michael Ly were unopposed in the Republican primary. Loyal Ploof and Roy Collette are running as Libertarian candidates.[1][4][5][6] Democrat Robert Hooper secured a place on the general election ballot after a successful write-in campaign. Wright and Cole defeated Hooper, Ly, Ploof and Collette in the general election.[7]

Vermont House of Representatives Chittenden-6-1 District, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKurt Wright Incumbent 31% 1,598
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJoanna Cole Incumbent 24.6% 1,265
     Republican Michael Ly 23.6% 1,217
     Democratic Robert Hooper 18.5% 953
     Libertarian Loyal Ploof 1.3% 68
     Libertarian Roy Collette 1% 49
Total Votes 5,150


See also: Vermont State Senate elections, 2012

Ploof ran in the 2012 election for Vermont State Senate Chittenden District. He was defeated by incumbent Timothy Ashe, incumbent Philip Baruth, incumbent Sally Fox, incumbent Virginia Lyons, Peter Hunt, Debbie Ingram, Ed Adrian and David Zuckerman in the Democratic primary on August 28, 2012.[8]

Vermont State Senate, Chittenden District Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngTimothy Ashe Incumbent 16.3% 9,150
Green check mark transparent.pngVirginia Lyons Incumbent 15.8% 8,873
Green check mark transparent.pngSally Fox Incumbent 15.2% 8,558
Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Zuckerman 13.9% 7,838
Green check mark transparent.pngPhilip Baruth Incumbent 12.2% 6,859
Green check mark transparent.pngDebbie Ingram 9% 5,068
Peter Hunt 8.2% 4,595
Ed Adrian 6.4% 3,629
Loyal Ploof 3% 1,696
Total Votes 56,266

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