Carolyn Whitney Branagan

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Carolyn Whitney Branagan
Vermont House Of Representatives, Franklin 1
In office
2003 - Present
Term ends
January 7, 2015
Years in position 12
Base salary$660.06/week
Per diem$107/day (non-commuter)
$61/day (commuter)
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2002
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
ProfessionGeorgia Town History Editor
Office website
Carolyn Whitney Branagan (b. June 5, 1954) is a Republican member of the Vermont House of Representatives, representing Franklin-1. She was first elected to the chamber in 2002.


Branagan earned her B.S. and MEd from the University of Vermont in 1976 and 1984, respectively.

Branagan is a Georgia Town History Editor.

She has also served as a Georgia Town Moderator.

Committee assignments


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

Vermont Committee Assignments, 2013
Ways and Means, Vice-chair


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


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



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 Carolyn Whitney Branagan was unopposed in the Republican primary.[1] Branagan was unopposed in the general election.[2]


See also: Vermont House of Representatives elections, 2012

Branagan won re-election in the 2012 election for Vermont House of Representatives Franklin 1. Branagan was unopposed in the August 28 Republican primary and was unopposed in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[3]


See also: Vermont House of Representatives elections, 2010

Branagan won re-election to the Franklin 1 District in 2010. She ran against Gary Gilbert (D), Steve Schlipf(D), and Chris Santee (R) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[3]

Vermont House of Representatives, Franklin 1 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Carolyn Whitney Branagan (R) 2,016
Green check mark transparent.png Gary Gilbert (D) 1,639
Chris Santee (R) 1,510
Bob Shea (I) 895

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Branagan is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Branagan raised a total of $7,934 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 23, 2013.[4]

Carolyn Whitney's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Vermont State House, District Franklin-1 Won $1,262
2010 Vermont State House, District Franklin-1 Won $6,672
Grand Total Raised $7,934


Branagan won re-election to the Vermont House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Branagan raised a total of $1,262.


In 2010, a year in which Branagan was up for re-election, she collected $6,672 in donations.[5]

Her largest contributors in 2010 were:

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 Branagan 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


Branagan and her husband, Christopher, have three children.

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