|Vermont House Of Representatives, Chittenden 4-1|
|2011 - Present|
|January 7, 2015|
|Years in position||3|
|Per diem||$162/day (non-commuter) |
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
Yantachka earned a B.S. in mathematics from King's College and an M.S. 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.
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:
|Vermont Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Natural Resources and Energy|
From Yantachka's website:
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
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.
|Vermont House of Representatives, Chittenden 4-1 District, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Michael Yantachka Incumbent||62.5%||1,463|
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.
|Vermont House of Representatives, Chittenden 1-2 General Election (2010)|
|Michael Yantachka (D)||956|
|Ed Stone (R)||639|
|Robert Reid (I)||459|
Comprehensive donor information for Yantachka is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Yantachka raised a total of $3,633 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 21, 2013.
|Michael Yantachka's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Vermont State House, District Chittenden-4-1||$956|
|2010||Vermont State House, District Chittenden-4-1||$2,677|
|Grand Total Raised||$3,633|
2012Yantachka won re-election to the Vermont House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Yantachka raised a total of $956.
|Vermont House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Michael Yantachka's campaign in 2012|
|Blittersdorf, David C||$200|
|Contributions By Candidate Or Immediate Family||$100|
|Contributions By Candidate Or Immediate Family||$90|
|Total Raised in 2012||$956|
|Source:Follow the Money|
In 2010, a year in which Yantachka was up for re-election, he collected $2,677 in donations.
His largest contributors in 2010 were:
|Vermont House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Michael Yantachka's campaign in 2010|
|Blittersdorf, David C||$250|
|Vermont Democratic House Campaign||$250|
|Total Raised in 2010||$2,677|
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. Here's how Yantachka 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|
Yantachka and his wife, Janet, have five children.
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- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign website
- Campaign contributions: 2010
- Biographies of Vermont State Representatives and Senators
- Vermont House Legislative Directory
- State Representative Mike Yanktachka, home page, retrieved October 25, 2012.
- Vermonet Secretary of State - Official Primary Results
- Vermont Secretary of State - Official primary candidate list
- Vermont Elections Division - 2010 Election Results
- followthemoney.org, "LAST, FIRST," accessed September 21, 2013
- 2010 campaign contributions
- Ethan Allen Institute "Report Cards," accessed September 10, 2013