|Vermont State Senate, Rutland District|
|January 22, 2013 - present|
|January 7, 2015|
|Years in position||1|
|Per diem||$162/day (non-commuter) |
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Appointed||January 18, 2013|
|Appointed by||Peter Shumlin, Governor of Vermont|
|Vermont House Of Representatives, Rutland 3|
|2009 - 2013|
French is a former member of the Vermont House of Representatives, representing Rutland-3 from 2009 to 2013.
French earned his B.A. from Tufts University in 1968.
French has worked as owner/operator of Acorn Tree Service since 1975. He is an arborist.
French has also served as Town Moderator for the Town of Cuttingsville.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, French served on the following committees:
|Vermont Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Government Operations|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, French served on these committees:
|Vermont Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Judicial Retention|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, French served on these committees:
|Vermont Committee Assignments, 2009|
French ran for re-election in the 2012 election for Vermont House of Representatives Rutland-Windsor 2. French was unopposed in the August 28 Democratic primary and was defeated by incumbent Dennis Devereux (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Vermont House of Representatives, Rutland-Windsor 2 District, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Dennis Devereux Incumbent||54.4%||1,346|
|Democratic||Eldred French Incumbent||45.6%||1,127|
|Vermont House of Representatives, Rutland 3 General Election (2010)|
|Eldred French (D)||985|
|Nelson Tift (R)||709|
In 2010, a year in which French was up for election, he collected $337 in donations.
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 French 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|
French is married and has three children.
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- Vermont Legislature - Senate Directory
- Profile from Open States
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2008
- Rutland Herald, "French joins the Senate," January 19, 2013. Retrieved February 7, 2013
- Vermont Secretary of State - Official Primary Results
- Vermont Secretary of State - Official primary candidate list
- Vermont Elections Division - 2010 Election Results
- 2010 campaign contributions
- Ethan Allen Institute "Report Cards," accessed September 10, 2013