Maxine Jo Grad
|Maxine Jo Grad|
|Vermont House Of Representatives, Washington 7|
|2001 - Present|
|January 7, 2015|
|Years in position||13|
|Per diem||$107/day (non-commuter) |
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Place of birth||Great Neck, New York|
Grad earned her B.A. from Clark University in 1982. She went on to receive her JD/MSL from Vermont Law School in 1985. Her professional experience includes working an attorney for Darby, Laundon, Stearns and Thorndike from 1987 to 1993. She has worked as an instructor at Woodbury College since 1991. She has also worked as an instructor at the Community College of Vermont from 1994 to the present. Grad served on the Central Vermont Regional Planning Commission from 1988 to 1989. She also worked on the Moretown Planning Commission during this time. From 1990 to 1993, she was a member of the Victims Compensation Board. She has worked as Commissioner of the Governor's Commission on Women since 1994. She has also been the Chair of the Commission since 1996.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Grad served on the following committees:
|Vermont Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Judiciary, Vice-chair|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Jo Grad served on these committees:
|Vermont Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Judiciary, Vice-chair|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Jo Grad served on these committees:
|Vermont Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Judicial Rules|
Elections for the office of Vermont House of Representatives 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. Washington-7 has two state representatives. Incumbent Maxine Jo Grad was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Adam Greshin, Heidi Spear and Ed Read are running as Independent candidates.
Grad won re-election in the 2012 election for Vermont House of Representatives Washington 7. Grad was unopposed in the August 28 Democratic primary and won re-election in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.
Grad ran for re-election to the Washington 2 District in 2010. She defeated Michael Morelli in the primary election. Grad and Anne Donahue (R) both won re-election in the general election on November 2, 2010.
|Vermont House of Representatives, Washington 2 General Election (2010)|
|Maxine Jo Grad (D)||1,953|
|Anne Donahue (R)||1,947|
Comprehensive donor information for Grad is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Grad raised a total of $4,273 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 24, 2013.
|Maxine Jo Grad's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Vermont State House, District Washington-7||$3,694|
|2010||Vermont State House, District Washington-7||$579|
|Grand Total Raised||$4,273|
2012Grad won re-election to the Vermont House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Grad raised a total of $3,694.
|Vermont House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Maxine Jo Grad's campaign in 2012|
|Grad, Maxine Jo||$236|
|Total Raised in 2012||$3,694|
|Source:Follow the Money|
In 2010, a year in which Jo Grad was up for election, she collected $579 in donations.
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- National Federation of Independent Business in Vermont: 2013-2014 Legislative Voting Record
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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 Grad 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|
Grad and her husband, Ron Shems, have two children.
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- 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, "Election Results Search," accessed April 23, 2014
- followthemoney.org, "Grad, Maxine," accessed September 24, 2013
- Follow the Money, "2010 Campaign contributors," accessed April 23, 2014
- Ethan Allen Institute, "Report Cards," accessed September 10, 2013