Dave Potter

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Dave Potter
Vermont House Of Representatives, Rutland-2
In office
2005 - Present
Term ends
January 7, 2015
Years in position 10
Base salary$604.79/week
Per diem$162/day (non-commuter)
$61/day (commuter)
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2004
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Date of birthDecember 6, 1943
Place of birthProctor, Vermont
Office website
David E. Potter (b. December 6, 1943) is a Democratic member of the Vermont House of Representatives, representing Rutland-2. He was first elected to the chamber in 2004.


Potter earned his B.A. from the University of Vermont in 1965. He went on to receive his MS from the University of California-Los Angeles in 1973.

Potter has worked as a tree farmer and a teacher. He also served in the United States Air Force from 1967 to 1972.

Committee assignments


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

Vermont Committee Assignments, 2013
Transportation, Vice-chair


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


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



See also: Vermont House of Representatives elections, 2012

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

Vermont House of Representatives, Rutland 2 District, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDave Potter Incumbent 30.2% 2,110
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTom Burditt Incumbent 26.6% 1,856
     Democratic Ken Fredette 24% 1,675
     Republican Glenn Eno 19.2% 1,337
Total Votes 6,978


See also: Vermont House of Representatives elections, 2010

Potter ran for re-election to the Rutland 1-2 District in 2010. He ran against Tony Morgan (D), Tom Burditt (R), and Richard Norris (R) in the general election on November 2, 2010. According to unofficial results Potter won one of the two seats in the district, but as of November 15 a recount is pending.[3]

Vermont House of Representatives, Rutland 1-2 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Dave Potter (D) 1,190
Green check mark transparent.png Tom Burditt (R) 1,137
Richard Norris (R) 1,110
Tony Morgan (D) 854

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Potter is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Potter raised a total of $3,425 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 24, 2013.[4]

Dave Potter's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Vermont State House, District Rutland-2 Won $1,913
2010 Vermont State House, District Rutland-1-2 Won $1,512
Grand Total Raised $3,425


Potter won re-election to the Vermont House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Potter raised a total of $1,913.


In 2010, a year in which Potter was up for election, he collected $1,512 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 Potter 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


Potter and his wife, Susan, have two children.

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