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Joanna Cole

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Joanna Cole
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Vermont House of Representatives, Chittenden 6-1
In office
January 9, 2013 - Present
Term ends
January 7, 2015
Years in position 1
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
Bachelor'sUniversity of North Carolina, Charlotte
BirthdayJanuary 23, 1948
Place of birthTroy, NY
ReligionProtestant, Society of Friends
Office website
Campaign website
Joanna Cole is a Democratic member of the Vermont House of Representatives, representing Chittenden 6-1. She was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Committee assignments


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

Vermont Committee Assignments, 2013
Government Operations


Campaign themes


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

  • Healthcare For All
Excerpt: "Reduce paperwork with single payer. Decouple burden of health insurance from businesses."
  • Energy Efficiency
Excerpt: "Reduce Energy Demand by increasing efficiency. Encourage renewable energy production."
  • Educational Costs
Excerpt: "Reduce Property Taxes by funding more of bill with income tax (fairer). Incentives to encourage small school districts to consolidate."



See also: Vermont House of Representatives elections, 2012

Cole won election in the 2012 election for Vermont House of Representatives Chittenden 6-1. Cole advanced past the August 28 Democratic primary and won election in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

Vermont House of Representatives, Chittenden 6-1 District, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJoanna Cole 31.7% 2,008
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKurt Wright Incumbent 36.9% 2,332
     Democratic William Aswad Incumbent 31.4% 1,987
Total Votes 6,327

Vermont House of Representatives, Chittenden 6-1 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJoanna Cole 36.3% 658
Green check mark transparent.pngWilliam Aswad Incumbent 34.1% 619
Robert Hooper 29.6% 536
Total Votes 1,813


See also: Vermont House of Representatives elections, 2010

Joanna Cole ran for the Vermont House of Representatives Chittenden 3-1 in 2010. She ran against William Aswad in the Democratic primary on August 24, 2010. She lost to William Aswad (D) and Kurt Wright (R) in the November 2, 2010 general election.[4]

Campaign donors


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Cole is married and has two children.[5]

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