Maxine Jo Grad

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Maxine Jo Grad
Vermont House Of Representatives, Washington 7
In office
2001 - Present
Term ends
January 7, 2015
Years in position 14
Base salary$604.79/week
Per diem$162/day (non-commuter)
$61/day (commuter)
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2000
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Place of birthGreat Neck, New York
Office website
Maxine Jo Grad (b. August 10, 1960) is a Democratic member of the Vermont House of Representatives, representing Washington-7. She was first elected to the chamber in 2000.


Grad earned her B.A. from Clark University in 1982. She went on to receive her JD/MSL from Vermont Law School in 1985.

Grad was an attorney for Darby, Laundon, Stearns and Thorndike from 1987 to 1993. She has worked as an instructor at Woodbury College since 1991. She has also worked as an instructor at the Community College of Vermont from 1994 to the present.

Grad served on the Central Vermont Regional Planning Commission from 1988 to 1989. She also worked on the Moretown Planning Commission during this time. From 1990 to 1993, she was a member of the Victims Compensation Board. She has worked as Commissioner of the Governor's Commission on Women since 1994. She has also been the Chair of the Commission since 1996.

Committee assignments


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

Vermont Committee Assignments, 2013
Judiciary, Vice-chair


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


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



See also: Vermont House of Representatives elections, 2012

Grad won re-election in the 2012 election for Vermont House of Representatives Washington 7. Grad 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, Washington 7 District, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMaxine Jo Grad Incumbent 40.8% 2,867
     Independent Green check mark transparent.pngAdam Greshin Incumbent 38.2% 2,688
     Independent Sal Spinosa 21% 1,473
Total Votes 7,028


See also: Vermont House of Representatives elections, 2010

Grad ran for re-election to the Washington 2 District in 2010. She defeated Michael Morelli in the primary election. Grad and Anne Donahue (R) both won re-election in the general election on November 2, 2010.[3]

Vermont House of Representatives, Washington 2 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Maxine Jo Grad (D) 1,953
Green check mark transparent.png Anne Donahue (R) 1,947

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Grad is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Grad raised a total of $4,273 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 24, 2013.[4]

Maxine Jo Grad's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Vermont State House, District Washington-7 Won $3,694
2010 Vermont State House, District Washington-7 Won $579
Grand Total Raised $4,273


Grad won re-election to the Vermont House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Grad raised a total of $3,694.


In 2010, a year in which Jo Grad was up for election, she collected $579 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 Grad 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
Absent N N Y Y N N Y N


Grad and her husband, Ron Shems, have two children.

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