Chip Conquest

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Chip Conquest
Vermont House Of Representatives, Orange-Caledonia 1
In office
2009 - Present
Term ends
January 7, 2015
Years in position 6
Base salary$604.79/week
Per diem$162/day (non-commuter)
$61/day (commuter)
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2008
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Office website
Charles W. "Chip" Conquest (b. October 17, 1961) is a Democratic member of the Vermont House of Representatives, representing Orange-Caledonia-1. He was first elected to the chamber in 2008.


Conquest earned his B.A. in English from the University of Vermont. He went on to receive his MAT from Evergreen State College.

Conquest has worked as a Farmer and Carpenter.

Committee assignments


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

Vermont Committee Assignments, 2013
Judicial Retention


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


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



See also: Vermont House of Representatives elections, 2012

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


See also: Vermont House of Representatives elections, 2010

Chip Conquest ran for re-election to the Orange-Caledonia 1 District in 2010. He defeated Robert Craig (R) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[3]

Vermont House of Representatives, Orange-Caledonia 1 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Chip Conquest (D) 888
Robert Craig (R) 702

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Conquest is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Conquest raised a total of $8,199 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 23, 2013.[4]

Chip Conquest's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Vermont State House, District Orange-Caledonia Won $2,728
2010 Vermont State House, District Orange-Caledonia-1 Won $5,471
Grand Total Raised $8,199


Conquest won re-election to the Vermont House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Conquest raised a total of $2,728.
Vermont House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Chip Conquest's campaign in 2012
Lea, Sydney$500
Conquest, Chip$289
Hausman, Rick & Emily$200
Sachs, Paul$100
Total Raised in 2012$2,728
Source:Follow the Money


In 2010, a year in which Conquest was up for election, he collected $5,471 in donations.[5]

His largest contributors in 2010 were:

Vermont House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Chip Conquest's campaign in 2010
Lea, Syd & Robin Barone$500
Orange County Democratic Cmte$500
Vermont Democratic House Campaign$500
Hausman, Rick & Emily$200
Lawrence, Kevin & Melanie$150
Total Raised in 2010 $5,471

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 Conquest 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


Conquest and his wife, Fay Homan, have two children.

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