Sarah Copeland-Hanzas

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Sarah Copeland-Hanzas
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Vermont House of Representatives, Orange 2
Incumbent
In office
2005 - Present
Term ends
January 7, 2015
Years in position 9
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$660.06/week
Per diem$107/day (non-commuter)
$61/day (commuter)
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First elected2004
Term limitsN/A
Education
High schoolOxbow High School
Bachelor'sGeology, University of Vermont (1993); History, University of Vermont (1992)
Personal
BirthdayJuly 09, 1970
Place of birthLake Forest, IL
ProfessionSaleswoman
ReligionMethodist
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Sarah L. Copeland-Hanzas (b. July 9, 1970) is a Democratic member of the Vermont House of Representatives, representing Orange-2. She was first elected to the chamber in 2004.

Biography

Copeland-Hanzas earned her B.A. in History from the University of Vermont in 1992. One year later, she received a B.A. in Geology. She went on to receive her Teaching Certificate from Upper Valley Teacher Institute in 1995.

Copeland-Hanzas worked as a Teacher for Oxbow High School from 1995 to 1996. She also worked as Varsity Coach for Oxbow High School from 1993 to 2003. During this time, she was also Varsity Coach at Hanover High School. She has worked as a Saleswoman for the Copland Company Store since 1993.

She currently serves as Co-Chair of the Vermont Democratic Party Fundraising Committee as well.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Copeland-Hanzas served on the following committees:

Vermont Committee Assignments, 2013
Health Care, Vice-chair

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2014

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. Incumbent Sarah Copeland-Hanzas was unopposed in the Democratic primary.[1] Copeland-Hanzas was unopposed in the general election.[2]

2012

See also: Vermont House of Representatives elections, 2012

Copeland-Hanzas won re-election in the 2012 election for Vermont House of Representatives Orange 2. Copeland-Hanzas was unopposed in the August 28 Democratic primary and defeated Mary Daly (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[3]

Vermont House of Representatives, Orange 2 District, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSarah Copeland-Hanzas Incumbent 63.4% 1,256
     Republican Mary Daly 36.6% 726
Total Votes 1,982

2010

See also: Vermont House of Representatives elections, 2010

Sarah Copeland-Hanzas ran for re-election to the Orange 2 District in 2010. She defeated Mary Daly (R) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[3]

Vermont House of Representatives, Orange 2 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Sarah Copeland-Hanzas (D) 919
Mary Daly (R) 625

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Copeland-Hanzas is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Copeland-Hanzas raised a total of $4,564 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 23, 2013.[4]

Sarah Copeland-Hanzas's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Vermont State House, District Orange-2 Won $2,071
2010 Vermont State House, District Orange-2 Won $2,493
Grand Total Raised $4,564

2012

Copeland-Hanzas won re-election to the Vermont House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Copeland-Hanzas raised a total of $2,071.
Vermont House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Sarah Copeland-Hanzas's campaign in 2012
Copeland, Jim & Debbie$200
Weaver, Don$100
Patient Choices Of Vermont$100
Vermont Trial Lawyers Association$100
Afscme$100
Total Raised in 2012$2,071
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, a year in which Copeland-Hanzas was up for election, she collected $2,493 in donations.[5]

Her largest contributors in 2010 were:


Vermont House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Sarah Copeland-Hanzas's campaign in 2010
Oas Llc Dba Valley Vista$500
Mcfarland, Debbie$200
Chipiman, David$200
Total Raised in 2010 $2,493

Scorecards

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2013-2014

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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2011-2012

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

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.[6] Here's how Copeland-Hanzas 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 Y N

Personal

Copeland-Hanzas and her husband, John, have three children.[7]

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