Robert Starr

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Robert Starr
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Vermont Senate Essex-Orleans District
Incumbent
In office
2005 - present
Term ends
January 7, 2015
Years in position 9
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$604.79/week
Per diem$162/day (non-commuter)
$61/day (commuter)
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2004
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Associate'sVermont Technical College
Personal
BirthdayDecember 17, 1942
Place of birthHartford, CT
ProfessionBusiness Owner
ReligionProtestant
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Robert A. Starr (b. December 17, 1942) is a Democratic member of the Vermont State Senate, representing the Essex-Orleans District. He was first elected to the chamber in 2004.

Starr served in the Vermont House of Representatives from 1978 to 2004.

Biography

Starr earned his AS in Agriculture from Vermont Technical College in 1963.

Starr worked as inspector for the Vermont Department of Agriculture from 1963 to 1964. He was then a motel/restaurant manager for Starr's Village Motel and Rest from 1965 to 1970. He then worked in shop and dispatching, as vice president, and as general manager of Starr's Transportation from 1970 to 1984. He has been owner and president of Starr's Transportation since 1984.

Starr has been moderator of the Town of Troy since 1965. He has also been on the school board for the Town of Troy since 1983.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Starr served on the following committees:

Vermont Committee Assignments, 2013
Agriculture, Chair
Appropriations

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2012

See also: Vermont State Senate elections, 2012

Starr won re-election in the 2012 election for Vermont State Senate Essex-Orleans District. Starr advanced past the August 28 Democratic primary and won re-election in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[1]

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
Vermont State Senate, Essex-Orleans District Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRobert Starr Incumbent 41% 976
Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Rodgers 37.1% 885
James Guyette 21.9% 522
Total Votes 2,383

2010

See also: Vermont State Senate elections, 2010

Starr ran for re-election to the 14th District Seat (Essex-Orleans District) in 2010. He ran unopposed in the primary. He ran unopposed along with Vincent Illuzzi (R) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[2]

Vermont State Senate, Essex-Orleans District, General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes


Green check mark transparent.png Robert Starr (D) 9,224
Green check mark transparent.png Vincent Illuzzi (R) 9,224

2008

On November 4, 2008, Starr won re-election by finishing first for the two-seat Essex-Orleans District of the Vermont State Senate, receiving 12,731 votes as Democrat/Republican ahead of Republican/Democrat Vincent Illuzzi and ahead of write-ins (194).[3]

Starr's opponent Illuzi raised $13,840 for his campaign.[4]

Vermont State Senate, Essex-Orleans District
Candidates Votes


Green check mark transparent.png Robert Starr (D/R) 12,731
Green check mark transparent.png Vincent Illuzi (R/D) 12,445
Write-ins 194

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Starr is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Starr raised a total of $4,379 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 20, 2013.[5]

Robert Starr's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Vermont State Senate, District Essex-Orleans Won $4,379
2010 Vermont State Senate, District Essex-Orleans Won $0
2008 Vermont State Senate, District Essex-Orleans Won $0
Grand Total Raised $4,379

2012

Starr won re-election to the Vermont State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Starr raised a total of $4,376.

2010

In 2010, Starr received $0 in campaign donations.[6]

2008

According to Follow the Money, Starr raised no funds for the 2008 election.[7]

Voting record

2011-2012

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.[8] Here's how Starr 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
Y Y Y N N Y Absent Y Y

Personal

Starr and his wife Anita Cadieux have one child.

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