Rebecca Ellis

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Rebecca Ellis
Vermont House Of Representatives, Washington-Chittenden
In office
2011 - Present
Term ends
January 2, 2017
Years in position 4
Base salary$660.06/week
Per diem$107/day (non-commuter)
$61/day (commuter)
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
AppointedJanuary 2011
Appointed byGov. Peter Shumlin
Term limitsN/A
ProfessionAssistant Attorney General
Office website
Rebecca M. Ellis is a Democratic member of the Vermont House of Representatives, representing Washington-Chittenden. She was first appointed to the chamber in January 2011. Ellis was appointed by Governor Peter Shumlin to replace Sue Minter, who stepped down to serve as Deputy Secretary for the Agency of Transportation.[1]


Ellis received her undergraduate degree from Harvard University. She received her Master's in Public Administration from Princeton and her Law degree from Georgetown University.

Ellis is an attorney, and is currently the Assistant Attorney General. She served on the Waterbury Selectboard for five years, three of those years serving as board Chair. Prior to her service there, she served on the Waterbury Planning Commission for five years.

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Ellis served on the following committees:

Vermont Committee Assignments, 2015
Natural Resources and Energy, Vice-Chair


In the 2013-2014 legislative session, Ellis served on the following committees:



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. Washington-Chittenden has two state representatives. Incumbents Rebecca Ellis and Tom Stevens were unopposed in the Democratic primary. Jerry Mullen ran as an Independent candidate.[2][3][4][5] Ellis and Stevens defeated Mullen in the general election.[6]

Vermont House of Representatives Washington-Chittenden District, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRebecca Ellis Incumbent 40.2% 1,955
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngTom Stevens Incumbent 35.7% 1,734
     Independent Jerry A. Mullen 24.1% 1,173
Total Votes 4,862


See also: Vermont House of Representatives elections, 2012

Ellis won re-election in the 2012 election for Vermont House of Representatives Washington-Chittenden. Ellis was unopposed in the August 28 Democratic primary and was unopposed in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[7]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Ellis is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Ellis raised a total of $4,561 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 24, 2013.[8]

Rebecca Ellis's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Vermont State House, District Washington-Chittenden Won $4,561
Grand Total Raised $4,561


Ellis won re-election to the Vermont House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Ellis raised a total of $4,561.


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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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In 2011, the Vermont General Assembly was in session from January 5 through mid May. In 2012, the Vermont General Assembly was in session from January 3 to May 5.

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Voting record


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.[9] Here's how Ellis 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
N N N Y Y N N Absent N

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