Anne Donahue

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Anne Donahue
Vermont House Of Representatives, Washington 1
In office
2003 - Present
Term ends
January 7, 2015
Years in position 12
Base salary$604.79/week
Per diem$162/day (non-commuter)
$61/day (commuter)
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2002
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
ProfessionEditor, Counterpoint, Vermont Psychiatric Survivors
Office website
Anne B. Donahue (b. March 20, 1956) is a Republican member of the Vermont House of Representatives, representing Washington-1. She was first elected to the chamber in 2002.


Donahue earned her B.A. in Political Science/Philosophy from Boston College in 1978. She went on to receive her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center in 1981.

Donahue was a Senior Staff Attorney for the Covenant House New York from 1981 to 1986. She also worked as a Program Director for the Covenant House from 1981 to 1988. She then worked for Covenant House California as Executive Director from 1988 to 1990. From 1991 to 1996, Donahue worked as a Junior High teacher for Saint Francis Xavier, Winooski. She has been an editor for Counterpoint, Vermont Psychiatric Survivors since 1998.

Committee assignments


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

Vermont Committee Assignments, 2013
Human Services


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


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



See also: Vermont House of Representatives elections, 2012

Donahue won re-election in the 2012 election for Vermont House of Representatives Washington 1. Donahue was unopposed in the August 28 Republican primary and won re-election in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[1][2]

Vermont House of Representatives, Washington 1 District, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngAnne Donahue Incumbent 40.4% 2,129
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPatti Lewis Incumbent 32.5% 1,713
     Democratic Colin Bright 27.2% 1,433
Total Votes 5,275


See also: Vermont House of Representatives elections, 2010

Donahue ran for re-election to the Washington 2 District in 2010. She defeated Michael Morelli in the primary election. Donahue and Maxine Jo Grad (D) both won re-election in the general election on November 2, 2010.[3]

Vermont House of Representatives, Washington 2 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Maxine Jo Grad (D) 1,953
Green check mark transparent.png Anne Donahue (R) 1,947

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Donahue is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Donahue raised a total of $4,913 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 24, 2013.[4]

Anne Donahue's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Vermont State House, District Washington-1 Won $4,487
2010 Vermont State House, District Washington-2 Won $426
Grand Total Raised $4,913


Donahue won re-election to the Vermont House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Donahue raised a total of $4,487.


In 2010, a year in which Donahue was up for election, she collected $426 in donations.[5]

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.[6] Here's how Donahue 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


Donahue is single and has one child.

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