Christopher Bray

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Christopher Bray
Vermont State Senate Addison District
In office
January 9, 2013 - Present
Term ends
January 7, 2015
Years in position 2
Base salary$604.79/week
Per diem$162/day (non-commuter)
$61/day (commuter)
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Vermont House Of Representatives Addison 5
Office website
Christopher Bray is a member of the Vermont State Senate, representing the Addison District. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

He previously served in the Vermont House of Representatives, representing Addison-5 from 2007 to 2010.


Bray earned his BA in Zoology and his MA in English from the University of Vermont. He later attended the Bread Loaf Writers Program at Middlebury College.

Bray has worked as an English Professor for the University of Vermont. He has also been the founder and owner of Common Ground Communications. Bray has also worked as a farmer.

Committee assignments


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

Vermont Committee Assignments, 2013
Legislative Information Technology


Campaign themes


Bray's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]

I want to work with you, serving in the Vermont Senate, to apply this balanced approach to solving the major challenges we face as a state:

  • to develop a more prosperous local economy
  • to ensure that all Vermonters have access to healthy, wholesome food
  • to offer an affordable, high-quality education throughout life
  • to provide every Vermonter access to affordable health care
  • to develop an affordable and responsible energy future



See also: Vermont State Senate elections, 2012

Bray won election in the 2012 election for Vermont State Senate Addison District. Bray was unopposed in the August 28 Democratic primary and won election in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[2]

Vermont State Senate, Addison District, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngClaire Ayer Incumbent 46.3% 12,925
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngChristopher Bray 35.5% 9,904
     Independent Robert Wagner 18.1% 5,059
Total Votes 27,888


See also: Vermont House of Representatives elections, 2010

Bray did not run for re-election to the Addison 5 District in 2010.[3]

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


Bray raised $3,500 for the 2008 election.

His major contributors are listed below. [4]

Donor Amount
James Maroney, Jr. $500
Charles & Susan Grigg $500


Bray and his partner, Kathy, have two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Harold Giard (D)
Vermont State Senate Addison
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Vermont House of Representatives Addison 5
Succeeded by
Harvey Smith