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Paul Ralston

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Paul Ralston
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Vermont House Of Representatives, Addison 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
Paul Ralston is a Democratic member of the Vermont House of Representatives, representing Addison-1. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.


Ralston studied agricultural engineering at the University of Vermont and earned a BS in business administration from Trinity College.

He is a small business owner, and has owned Vermont Coffee Company since 2001. He previously worked as a Marketing General Manager for the Body Shop in England, and the Marketing Manager and President of Autumn Harp.[1]

Committee assignments


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

Vermont Committee Assignments, 2013
Commerce and Economic Development


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



See also: Vermont House of Representatives elections, 2012

Ralston won re-election in the 2012 election for Vermont House of Representatives Addison 1. Ralston was unopposed in the August 28 Democratic primary and was unopposed in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3]


See also: Vermont House of Representatives elections, 2010

Ralston won election to the Vermont House of Representatives Addison 1 in 2010. Incumbent Steven Maier ran in the Democratic primary on August 24, 2010, but later withdrew from the race. Ralston was selected to replace him on the ticket. He was unopposed in the November 2, 2010 general election.[4]

Vermont House of Representatives, Addison 1 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Betty Nuovo (D) 2,075
Green check mark transparent.png Paul Ralston (D) 1,903

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2010, a year in which Ralston was up for re-election, he collected $3,992 in donations.[5]

His largest contributors in 2010 were:

Vermont House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Paul Ralston's campaign in 2010
Ralston, Paul D$1,715
Addison County Democratic Party Cmte$500
Perine, G Kenneth$200
Contributions From Candidate Or Candidates Immediate Family$19
Total Raised in 2010 $3,992


Ralston is married.

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