Robert Lewis, Vermont Representative

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Robert Lewis
Vermont House of Representatives, Orleans 1
Former Member
In office
2009 - 2013
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
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Robert Lewis (b. December 15, 1951) is a formerRepublican member of the Vermont House of Representatives, representing Orleans-1 from 2009 to 2013.

Lewis was a Correctional Officer for the State of New York from 1973 to 1977. He then worked as a Trooper for the Nebraska State Patrol from 1977 to 1984. He then worked for the Vermont State Police as a Trooper from 1984 to 1989. From 1989 to 2007, he was a Game Warden for the State of Vermont.

Lewis attended the State University of New York at Morrisville. He then received his Associate's Degree in Criminal Justice from Ulster Community College. He is a graduate of the New York Correctional Services Academy. He then attended the Nebraska State Police Academy and the Vermont State Police Academy.


Presidential preference


See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Robert Lewis, Vermont Representative endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [1]



See also: Vermont State Senate elections, 2012

Lewis ran for re-election in the 2012 election for Vermont State Senate Essex-Orleans District. Lewis was unopposed in the August 28 Republican primary and was defeated in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[2]

Vermont State Senate, Essex-Orleans District, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRobert Starr Incumbent 30.6% 8,228
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Rodgers 27.4% 7,379
     Republican Jay Dudley 15.2% 4,087
     Republican Robert Lewis 26.9% 7,234
Total Votes 26,928


See also: Vermont House of Representatives elections, 2010

Robert Lewis ran for re-election to the Orleans 1 District in 2010. He ran against Frank Davis (D), Lisa Erwin-Davidson (D), Lynn Batchelor (R), and Kenric-Ric Gonyaw (I) in the general election on November 2, 2010. Lewis came in first, successfully winning re-election.[3]

Vermont House of Representatives, Orleans 1 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Robert Lewis (R) 1,623
Green check mark transparent.png Lynn Batchelor (R) 1,305
Lisa Erwin-Davidson (D) 1,169
Frank Davis (D) 814
Kenric-Ric Gonyaw (I) 233

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Lewis served on these committees:


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Lewis served on these committees:

Campaign donors


In 2010, a year in which Lewis was up for election, he collected $3,159 in donations.[4]

His largest contributors in 2010 were:

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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.[5] Here's how Lewis 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


Lewis is married and has two children.

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