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Mark MacDonald
Vermont Senate Orange District
In office
2003 - present
Term ends
January 7, 2015
Years in position 12
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
Prior offices
Vermont State Senate, Orange District
Vermont House of Representatives
Bachelor'sClark University
OtherNorwich University
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Army
Years of service1968-1970
Date of birthDecember 18, 1942
Place of birthMiddletown, CT
Office website
Mark MacDonald (b. December 18, 1942) is a Democratic member of the Vermont State Senate, representing the Orange District. He was first elected to the chamber in 1996. He did not get re-elected in 1998, but returned to the chamber after being elected in 2002.

MacDonald served in the Vermont House of Representatives from 1983 to 1984.


MacDonald earned his BA from Clark University in 1972. He went on to earn his Teacher Certification from Norwich University from 1975 to 1976.

MacDonald has worked as a farmer and a teacher in the past. He also served in the United States Army from 1968 to 1970.

Committee assignments


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

Vermont Committee Assignments, 2013
Finance, Vice-chair
Natural Resources and Energy
Joint Energy
Administrative Rules, Vice-chair


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


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



See also: Vermont State Senate elections, 2012

MacDonald won re-election in the 2012 election for Vermont State Senate Orange District. MacDonald defeated Tig Tillinghast in the August 28 Democratic primary and unopposed in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[1]

Vermont State Senate, Orange District Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMark MacDonald Incumbent 71.8% 1,708
Tig Tillinghast 28.2% 671
Total Votes 2,379


See also: Vermont State Senate elections, 2010

MacDonald ran for re-election to the 19th District Seat (Orange District) in 2010. He ran unopposed in the primary. He defeated Stephen Webster (R) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[2]

Vermont State Senate, Orange District, General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Mark A. MacDonald (D) '4,524 Stephen W. Webster (R) 3,517


On November 4, 2008, MacDonald won re-election by finishing first for the single-seat Orange District of the Vermont State Senate, receiving 7,397 votes ahead of Constitution Party candidate Charlie Russell (2,691) and write-ins (21).[3]

MacDonald raised $1,925 for his campaign.[4]

Vermont State Senate, Orange District
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Mark MacDonald (D) 7,397
Charlie Russell (Constitution) 2,691
Write-ins 21

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2010, MacDonald received $2,610 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[5]


MacDonald raised $1,925 for the 2008 election.

His major contributors are listed below.[6]

Donor Amount
Janet Strauss $1,000
Association of Vermont Credit Unions $300


MacDonald and his wife Roberta Pilk have three children.

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