|Vermont Senate Bennington District|
|2007 - present|
|January 7, 2015|
|Years in position||7|
|Per diem||$162/day (non-commuter) |
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Place of birth||New York City, NY|
Hartwell has worked as an attorney. He has also served as acting judge for the Windsor Superior Court. He was a realtor for Wells Real Estate and also on the labor counsel for American Can Company.
Hartwell served on Dorset Selectboard from 2001 to 2004.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Hartwell served on the following committees:
|Vermont Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Natural Resources and Energy, Chair|
|• Corrections Oversight|
|• Administrative Rules|
|• Legislative Information Technology, Vice-chair|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Hartwell served on these committees:
|Vermont Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Corrections Oversight|
|• Institutions, Chair|
|• Legislative Information Technology|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Hartwell served on these committees:
|Vermont Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Natural Resources and Energy|
- See also: Vermont State Senate elections, 2012
Hartwell won re-election in the 2012 election for Vermont State Senate Bennington District. Hartwell was unopposed in the August 28 Democratic primary and was unopposed in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.
- See also: Vermont State Senate elections, 2010
Hartwell ran for re-election to the 3rd District Seat (Bennington District) in 2010. He ran against Richard Sears in the primary. He defeated Patricia Blair (R), Gerald Woodard (R), and Craig Hill (I) in the general election on November 2, 2010.
|Vermont State Senate, Bennington District, General Election (2010)|
|Dick Sears (D)||8,615|
|Gerald Woodard (R)||4,252|
|Patricia Blair (R)||4,001|
|Craig Hill (I)||866|
On November 4, 2008, Hartwell won re-election by finishing second for the two-seat Bennington District of the Vermont State Senate, receiving 8,975 votes behind Democrat Richard Sears (12,097) and ahead of Republicans Gerald Woodward (5,166) and Ruth Harvie (4,987) and write-ins (34).
Hartwell raised $5,795 for his campaign, against $10,745 by Sears, $5,700 by Woodward, and $6,270 by Harvie.
|Vermont State Senate, Bennington District|
|Richard Sears (D)||12,097|
|Robert Hartwell (D)||8,975|
|Gerald Woodward (R)||5,166|
|Ruth Harvie (R)||4,987|
Comprehensive donor information for Hartwell is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Hartwell raised a total of $23,605 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 19, 2013.
|Robert Hartwell's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Vermont State Senate, District Bennington||$9,955|
|2010||Vermont State Senate, District Bennington||$7,855|
|2008||Vermont State Senate, District Bennington||$5,795|
|Grand Total Raised||$23,605|
2012Hartwell won re-election to the Vermont State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Hartwell raised a total of $9,955.
|Vermont State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Robert Hartwell's campaign in 2012|
|Weissman, Edward J||$500|
|Vermont Association of Realtors||$400|
|Total Raised in 2012||$9,955|
|Source:Follow the Money|
In 2010, Hartwell received $7,855 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.
|Vermont State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Robert Hartwell's campaign in 2010|
|Association Of Vermont Credit Unions||$300|
|Windburn, D Patrick||$250|
|Total Raised in 2010||$7,855|
Hartwell raised $5,795 for the 2008 election, with most of it ($4,295) in unitemized contributions.
His major contributors are listed below.
|Vermont Renewable Energy||$200|
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 Hartwell 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|
Hartwell has a wife, Lynda.
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- Campaign/official Facebook page
- Biography from the Vermont Secretary of State website
- Profile from Open States
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006, 2004
- Sen. Hartwell on State Surge
- List of Vermont Senators
- Official primary candidate list
- General Election 2010 Official Results
- Vermont State Senate official 2008 election results
- Follow the Money's report on Hartwell's 2008 campaign contributions
- followthemoney.org, "Hartwell, Robert," accessed September 19, 2013
- Follow the Money, "2010 contributions," accessed December 23, 2013
- Campaign contributions to Robert Hartwell
- Ethan Allen Institute "Report Cards," accessed September 10, 2013