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Michael Fisher (Vermont)

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Michael Fisher
Vermont House Of Representatives, Addison 4
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
ProfessionSocial Worker
Office website
Michael Fisher (b. December 7, 1965) is a Democratic member of the Vermont House of Representatives, representing Addison-4. He was first elected to the chamber in 2000.


Fisher earned his B.A. from Hampshire College in 1988. He then received his MSW from the University of Vermont in 1998.

Fisher has worked for the Addison County Parent/Child Center as an Outreach Social Worker since 1988.

Committee assignments


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

Vermont Committee Assignments, 2013
Health Care, Chair


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


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



See also: Vermont House of Representatives elections, 2012

Fisher won re-election in the 2012 election for Vermont House of Representatives Addison 4. Fisher was unopposed in the August 28 Democratic primary and was unopposed in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[1][2]


See also: Vermont House of Representatives elections, 2010

Fisher won re-election to one of the two positions in the Addison 4 District in 2010. He ran against Fred Baser (D), David Sharpe (D), and John Heffernan (R) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[3]

Vermont House of Representatives, Addison 4 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Michael Fisher (D) 2,084
Green check mark transparent.png David Sharpe (D) 1,893
Fred Baser (D) 1,664
John Heffernan (R) 1,474

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Fisher is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Fisher raised a total of $9,081 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 21, 2013.[4]

Michael Fisher's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Vermont State House, District Addison-4 Won $725
2010 Vermont State House, District Addison-4 Won $2,405
2008 Vermont State House, District Addison-4 Won $5,951
Grand Total Raised $9,081


Fisher won re-election to the Vermont House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Fisher raised a total of $725.
Vermont House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Michael Fisher's campaign in 2012
Vermont State Dental Society$150
Total Raised in 2012$725
Source: Follow the Money


In 2010, a year in which Fisher was up for re-election, he collected $2,405 in donations.[5]

His largest contributors in 2010 were:

Vermont House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Michael Fisher (Vermont)'s campaign in 2010
Contributions By Candidate Or Candidates Immediate Family$700
Addison County Democratic Party Cmte$250
Lubar, Deborah$200
National Association Of Social Workers Vermont Chapter$150
Total Raised in 2010 $2,405


Fisher raised $5,951 for the 2008 election.

His major contributors are listed below. [6]

Donor Amount
National Association of Social Workers Vermont Chapter $300
Cynthia Langley $300

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.[7] Here's how Fisher 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


Fisher and his wife, Ann, have two children.

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