|Vermont House of Representatives Chittenden 7-4|
|January 9, 2013 - Present|
|January 7, 2015|
|Years in position||1|
|Per diem||$107/day (non-commuter) |
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Profession||Retired high school teacher|
Townsend's website highlighted the following campaign themes:
What I believe…
- Social responsibility and fiscal responsibility are not mutually exclusive.
- What benefits our natural environment, benefits our business environment.
- Affordable, quality health care is critical for all Vermonters.
- The same is true regarding affordable, quality education, pre-K through post-secondary.
- Civil rights are a bedrock issue.
- The youngest, the oldest, and the most vulnerable among us merit particular support.
- Government has a responsibility in ensuring the common good.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Townsend served on the following committees:
|Vermont Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Government Operations|
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. Incumbent Maida Townsend was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Townsend was unopposed in the general election.
Townsend won election in the 2012 election for Vermont House of Representatives Chittenden 7-4. Townsend was unopposed in the August 28 Democratic primary and defeated Timothy Cutler (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Vermont House of Representatives, Chittenden 7-4 District, General Election, 2012|
Comprehensive donor information for Townsend is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Townsend raised a total of $5,482 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 21, 2013.
|Maida Townsend's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Vermont State House, District Chittenden-7-4||$5,482|
|Grand Total Raised||$5,482|
2012Townsend won election to the Vermont House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Townsend raised a total of $5,482.
|Vermont House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Maida Townsend's campaign in 2012|
|Democracy For America||$500|
|Huse, Arthur & Laurie||$250|
|Liang, C L||$250|
|Vermont Education Association||$200|
|Total Raised in 2012||$5,482|
|Source:Follow the Money|
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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 Townsend 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|
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- Profile on Project Vote Smart
- Maida F. Townsend, "Home page," accessed October 25, 2012
- 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 23, 2014
- followthemoney.org, "Townsend, Maida," accessed September 21, 2013
- Ethan Allen Institute, "Report Cards," accessed September 10, 2013