|Vermont Senate Rutland District|
|2007 - 2012|
|Senate Majority Leader|
|2011 - 2012|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Bachelor's||Castleton State College|
|Service/branch||United States Army|
|Birthday||August 23, 1944|
|Place of birth||Hanover, NH|
Carris served in the United States Army. He is currently owner and operator of Carris Reels. Carris earned his Bachelor's from Castleton State College.
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Carris served on these committees:
- Joint Committee on Corrections Oversight
- Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs
- Joint Committee on Legislative Information Technology
- Joint Committee on Rules
- Rules, Vice Chair
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Carris served on these committees:
- Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs Committee, Vermont Senate
- Finance Committee, Vermont Senate
- See also: Vermont State Senate elections, 2012
Carris won re-election in the 2012 election for Vermont State Senate Rutland District. Carris was unopposed in the August 28 Democratic primary and was unopposed in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.
- See also: Vermont State Senate elections, 2010
Carris ran for re-election to the 20th District Seat (Rutland District) in 2010. He ran against Bob Baird in the primary. He defeated Thomas Deply (R), Cheryl Hooker (R), Bob Baird (D), William Cruikshank (I), and Dennis Morrisseau (I) in the general election on November 2, 2010. 
On November 4, 2008, Carris won re-election by finishing first for the three-seat Rutland District of the Vermont State Senate, receiving 16,194 votes ahead of Republicans Hull Maynard (13,077) and Kevin Mullin (12,783), Democrats Cheryl Hooker (11,869) and Hope Blucher (9,945), Republican Gregory Decker (6,117), and write-ins (44).
Carris raised $8,615 for his campaign, against $6,670 by Maynard, $14,955 by Mullin, $12,084 by Hooker, $9,912 by Blucher, and $1,625 by Decker.
|Vermont State Senate, Rutland District|
|Bill Carris (D)||16,194|
|Hull Maynard (R)||13,077|
|Kevin Mullin (R)||12,783|
|Cheryl Hooker (D)||11,869|
|Hope Blucher (D)||9,945|
|Gregory Decker (R)||6,117|
Comprehensive donor information for Carris is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Carris raised a total of $55,461 during that time period. This information was last updated on December 21, 2013.
|Bill Carris's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Vermont Senate, Rutland District||$9,388|
|2010||Vermont Senate, Rutland District||$3,750|
|2008||Vermont Senate, Rutland District||$8,615|
|2006||Vermont Senate, Rutland District||$33,708|
|Grand Total Raised||$55,461|
2012Carris won re-election to the Vermont State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Carris raised a total of $9,388.
|Vermont State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Bill Carris's campaign in 2012|
|Casella Waste Systems||$200|
|Vermont Truck & Bus Association||$150|
|Vermont Troopers Association||$100|
|Vermont Ski Areas Association||$100|
|Total Raised in 2012||$9,388|
|Source:Follow the Money|
In 2010, Carris received $3,750 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.
|Vermont State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Bill Carris's campaign in 2010|
|Rutland County Democratic Cmte||$650|
|Vermont Association Of Realtors||$400|
|Wells, Michael & Phyllis||$250|
|Casella Waste Systems||$200|
|Total Raised in 2010||$3,750|
Carris raised $8,615 for the 2008 election.
His major contributors are listed below.
|Rutland County Democratic Committee||$1,000|
|Vermont Association of Realtors||$400|
|Home Builders and Remodelers Association of Northern Vermont||$400|
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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. Here's how Carris 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|
Carris and his wife Barbara Tracy have four children.
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006
- Sen. Carris on State Surge
- List of Vermont Senators
- Burlington Free Press, "Sen. Bill Carris of Rutland, current majority leader, resigns from Senate," December 12, 2012. Retrieved February 7, 2013.
- Official primary candidate list
- General Election 2010 Official Results
- Vermont State Senate official 2008 election results
- Follow the Money's report on Carris's 2008 campaign contributions
- Follow the Money, "Carris, Bill," accessed December 21, 2013
- followthemoney.org, "2010 contributions," accessed December 23, 2013
- Campaign contributors to Bill Carris
- Ethan Allen Institute "Report Cards," accessed September 10, 2013
|Vermont State Senate Rutland District
| Succeeded by|
Eldred French (D)