Jeanette White

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Jeanette White
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Vermont Senate Windham District
Incumbent
In office
2003 - present
Term ends
January 7, 2015
Years in position 11
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$604.79/week
Per diem$162/day (non-commuter)
$61/day (commuter)
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 5, 2002
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Iowa
Master'sSouthern Illinois University
Personal
BirthdayMay 2, 1943
Place of birthThief River Falls, MN
ProfessionGrants/Development
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Jeanette White (b. May 2, 1943) is a Democratic member of the Vermont State Senate, representing the Windham District. She was first elected to the chamber in 2002.

Biography

White earned her BS in Political Science/Sociology from the University of Iowa in 1965. She went on to receive her MS in Community Development and Education from Southern Illinois University in 1972.

White was the administrative director for Sojourns. She was County Coordinator for the Council on Aging for Southeast Vermont from 1972 to 1981. She went on to work as mailroom supervisor for Appropriate Technology from 1983 to 1989. From 1989 to 2000, she worked as Continuing Education Coordinator for the University of Vermont. White then became Nonprofit Director for Sojourns Community Health Clinic in 2000 and worked there until 2004. She is currently Grants Manager for the Town of Brattleboro.

White served as member/chair of Putney Selectboard from 1989 to 1998.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Vermont Committee Assignments, 2013
Government Operations, Chair
Judiciary
Government Accountability

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2012

See also: Vermont State Senate elections, 2012

White won re-election in the 2012 election for Vermont State Senate Windham District. White advanced past the August 28 Democratic primary and won re-election in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[1]

Vermont State Senate, Windham District, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngPeter Galbraith Incumbent 44.6% 12,339
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJeanette White Incumbent 47.4% 13,123
     Liberty Union Aaron Diamondstone 8% 2,214
Total Votes 27,676


Vermont State Senate, Windham District Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJeanette White Incumbent 46% 3,084
Green check mark transparent.pngPeter Galbraith Incumbent 41.2% 2,758
Mary Cain 12.8% 858
Total Votes 6,700

2010

See also: Vermont State Senate elections, 2010

White ran for re-election to the 27th District Seat (Windham District) in 2010. She ran against Peter Galbarith (D) and Toby Young (D) in the Democratic primary on August 24, 2010. She defeated Hilary Cooke (R), Lynn Corum (R), and Aaron Diamondstone (I) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[2]

Vermont State Senate, Windham District, General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Peter Galbraith (D) 9,435
Green check mark transparent.png Jeanette White (D) 8,915
Hilary Cooke (R) 4,838
Lynn Corum (R) 3,924
Aaron Diamondstone (Socialist) 620

2008

On November 4, 2008, White won re-election by finishing second for the two-seat Windham District of the Vermont State Senate, receiving 13,531 votes behind Democrat Peter Shumlin (14,866) and ahead of Liberty Union candidate Aaron Diamondstone (2,464) and write-ins (219).[3]

White's opponent Shumlin raised $3,350 for his campaign.[4]

Vermont State Senate, Windham District
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Peter Shumlin (D) 14,866
Green check mark transparent.png Jeanette White (D) 13,531
Aaron Diamondstone (LU) 2,464
Write-ins 219

Campaign donors

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010

In 2010, White received $5,007 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[5]

Vermont State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Jeanette White's campaign in 2010
Famolare, Joe$1,200
Patient Choices Vermont Victory Fund$350
Vermont State Dental Society$300
Kristensen, John G$250
Cassidy, Larry$250
Total Raised in 2010 $5,007

2008

According to Follow the Money, White raised no funds for the 2008 election.[6]

Personal

White and her husband Bill have two children.

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