William Aswad

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William Aswad
Vermont House of Representatives, Chittenden 3-1
Former Member
In office
1995 - 2013
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Date of birthJanuary 15, 1922
Place of birthBinghampton, New York
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William Aswad (b. January 15, 1922) is a former Democratic member of the Vermont House of Representatives, representing Chittenden-3-1 from 1995 to 2013.

Aswad has served on the Burlington City Council.

Aswad has worked as a Manufacturing Engineer and an Engineering Manager. He also served in the Army Corps of Engineers as a Major in World War II.

Aswad earned his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Clarkson University in 1946. He then did Graduate Work at Union College.



See also: Vermont House of Representatives elections, 2012

Aswad ran for re-election in the 2012 election for Vermont House of Representatives Chittenden 6-1. Aswad advanced past the August 28 Democratic primary and the general election is on November 6, 2012.[1][2]

Vermont House of Representatives, Chittenden 6-1 District, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJoanna Cole 31.7% 2,008
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKurt Wright Incumbent 36.9% 2,332
     Democratic William Aswad Incumbent 31.4% 1,987
Total Votes 6,327
Vermont House of Representatives, Chittenden 6-1 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJoanna Cole 36.3% 658
Green check mark transparent.pngWilliam Aswad Incumbent 34.1% 619
Robert Hooper 29.6% 536
Total Votes 1,813


See also: Vermont House of Representatives elections, 2010

Aswad won re-election to the Chittenden 3-1 District in 2010. He ran against Joanna Cole (D), and Kurt Wright (R) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[3]

Vermont House of Representatives, Chittenden 3-1 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Kurt Wright (R) 1,806
Green check mark transparent.png William Aswad (D) 1,526
Joanna Cole (D) 1,277

Committee assignments


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


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

Campaign donors


In 2010, a year in which Aswad was up for re-election, he collected $235 in donations.[4]

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 Aswad voted on the selected bills:

William Aswad
Health Provider Tax Green Mountain Care Education Taxation Green Mountain Care Property Rate Tax Health Exchange Green Mountain Care Renewable Portfolio CVPS Rebate
N Absent N Y Y N N Absent N

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Aswad and his wife, Marjorie Green, have four children.

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