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Peter Galbraith
Peter Galbraith.jpg
Vermont Senate Windham District
In office
2011 - present
Term ends
January 7, 2015
Years in position 3
Base salary$604.79/week
Per diem$162/day (non-commuter)
$61/day (commuter)
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Associate'sHarvard College
Master'sOxford University
J.D.Georgetown University
BirthdayDecember 31, 1950
ProfessionFormer Ambassador to Croatia
Office website
Peter Galbraith is a Democratic member of the Vermont State Senate, representing the Windham district. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.


Galbraith holds an AB from Harvard College, an MA from Oxford University, and a JD from Georgetown University.

Galbraith worked for the U.S. government for 24 years before taking office in Vermont. He is a former United States Ambassador to Croatia and Senior Diplomatic Fellow at the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation. He was a senior advisor to the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee from 1979 to 1993, the Director for Political, Constitutional, and Electoral Affairs at the U.N. Transitional Administration in East Timor, and taught National Security Strategy at the National War College.[1]

Committee assignments


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

Vermont Committee Assignments, 2013
Natural Resources and Energy, Vice-chair
Judicial Retention


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


Campaign themes


Galbraith's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[2]

  • Expand health care to include an affordable Vermont Public Option for all.
  • Attract investment and jobs to Windham County making use of his global experience.
  • Retire Vermont Yankee as scheduled in 2012.
  • Advance a Green Energy future through conservation, the use and local development of renewable energy, and marketing Vermont green technology.
  • Keep Vermont special by protecting our open spaces and making farming economically viable.



See also: Vermont State Senate elections, 2012

Galbraith won re-election in the 2012 election for Vermont State Senate Windham District. Galbraith advanced past the August 28 Democratic primary and won re-election in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[3]

Vermont State Senate, Windham District, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngPeter Galbraith Incumbent 44.6% 12,339
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJeanette White Incumbent 47.4% 13,123
     Liberty Union Aaron Diamondstone 8% 2,214
Total Votes 27,676

Vermont State Senate, Windham District Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJeanette White Incumbent 46% 3,084
Green check mark transparent.pngPeter Galbraith Incumbent 41.2% 2,758
Mary Cain 12.8% 858
Total Votes 6,700


See also: Vermont State Senate elections, 2010

Galbraith ran for the Windham District Seat in 2010. He ran against Jeanette White, and Toby Young in the primary. He defeated Hilary Cooke (R), Lynn Corum (R), and Aaron Diamondstone (I) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[4]

Vermont State Senate, Windham District, General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Peter Galbraith (D) 9,435
Green check mark transparent.png Jeanette White (D) 8,915
Hilary Cooke (R) 4,838
Lynn Corum (R) 3,924
Aaron Diamondstone (Socialist) 620

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2010, the year Galbraith first won election to the Senate, he collected $18,660 in donations.[5]

His four largest contributors in 2010 were:

Donor Amount
Alan Galbraith $5,000
Peter Galbraith $1,000
James Galbraith $1,000
Ernest Kafka $800


Galbraith is the son of economist John Kenneth Galbraith. He and his wife, Tone Bringa, have two children.

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