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Michael Yantachka

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Michael Yantachka
Michael Yantachka.jpg
Vermont House Of Representatives, Chittenden 4-1
In office
2011 - Present
Term ends
January 7, 2015
Years in position 4
Base salary$604.79/week
Per diem$162/day (non-commuter)
$61/day (commuter)
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Office website
Campaign website
Michael Yantachka is a Democratic member of the Vermont House of Representatives, representing Chittenden 4-1. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010. He previously represented Chittenden 1-2 from 2011 to 2013.


Yantachka earned a BS in mathematics from King's College and an MS in mathematics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Yantachka is a retired computer specialist. He spent the bulk of his career with IBM, and now works seasonally as a tax specialist with H&R Block. He has been a Justice of the Peace since 1993, and served on the Charlotte Central School Board from 1998-2003. He has chaired the Charlotte Democratic Committee and the Chittenden County Democratic Committee.

Committee assignments


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

Vermont Committee Assignments, 2013
Natural Resources and Energy


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


Campaign themes


From Yantachka's website:[1]

I will continue working to:

  • protect our environment by supporting clean air and water standards
  • support a high quality public education system
  • provide universal access to affordable health care
  • support sustainable family farms and forest management
  • encourage a strong, entrepreneurial business climate
  • ensure effective public safety and consumer protection practices
  • maintain a solid energy, transportation and communications infrastructure



See also: Vermont House of Representatives elections, 2012

Yantachka won re-election in the 2012 election for Vermont House of Representatives Chittenden 4-1. Yantachka was unopposed in the August 28 Democratic primary and defeated Ed Stone (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

Vermont House of Representatives, Chittenden 4-1 District, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMichael Yantachka Incumbent 62.5% 1,463
     Republican Ed Stone 37.5% 877
Total Votes 2,340


See also: Vermont House of Representatives elections, 2010

Michael Yantachka ran for the Vermont House of Representatives Chittenden 1-2 in 2010. He defeated Mike Kurt and Charles Russell in the Democratic primary on August 24, 2010. He defeated Ed Stone (R) in the November 2, 2010 general election.[4]

Vermont House of Representatives, Chittenden 1-2 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Michael Yantachka (D) 956
Ed Stone (R) 639
Robert Reid (I) 459

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2010, a year in which Yantachka was up for re-election, he collected $2,677 in donations.[5]

His largest contributors in 2010 were:

Vermont House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Michael Yantachka's campaign in 2010
Wilson, Michael$724
Blittersdorf, David C$250
Berkowitz, Jeffrey$250
Vermont Democratic House Campaign$250
Thibault, Elizabeth$150
Total Raised in 2010 $2,677


Yantachka and his wife, Janet, have five children.

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