Philip Baruth

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Philip Baruth
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Vermont Senate Chittenden District
In office
2011 - present
Term ends
January 7, 2015
Years in position 3
Senate Majority Leader
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
Bachelor'sBrown University
Ph.D.University of California
Office website
Campaign website
Philip E. Baruth is a Democratic member of the Vermont State Senate, representing the Chittenden District. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010. Baruth has served as Senate Majority Leader since 2013.


Baruth holds a B.A. in English from Brown University and a PhD from the University of California at Irvine.

He is a novelist and professor at the University of Vermont.

Committee assignments


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

Vermont Committee Assignments, 2013
Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs, Vice-chair
Government Accountability
Legislative Information Technology


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



See also: Vermont State Senate elections, 2012

Baruth won re-election in the 2012 election for Vermont State Senate Chittenden District. Baruth advanced past the August 28 Democratic primary and won election in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[1]

Vermont State Senate, Chittenden District Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngTimothy Ashe Incumbent 16.3% 9,150
Green check mark transparent.pngVirginia Lyons Incumbent 15.8% 8,873
Green check mark transparent.pngSally Fox Incumbent 15.2% 8,558
Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Zuckerman 13.9% 7,838
Green check mark transparent.pngPhilip Baruth Incumbent 12.2% 6,859
Green check mark transparent.pngDebbie Ingram 9% 5,068
Peter Hunt 8.2% 4,595
Ed Adrian 6.4% 3,629
Loyal Ploof 3% 1,696
Total Votes 56,266


See also: Vermont State Senate elections, 2010

Baruth was elected to the Chittenden District seat in 2010. He ran against Virginia Lyons (D), Hinda Miller (D), Timothy Ashe (D), Sally Fox (D), Frank Geier (D), and Andy Montroll (D) in the primary. He defeated Annette Roque Renaud (R), Dennis Bedard (R), Shelley Palmer (R), Mike Branon (R), Richard Jeroloman (I), Steve Laible (I), Mikey Van Gulden (I), Andy Montroll (D), and Larkin Forney (D) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[2]

Vermont State Senate, Chittenden District, General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Virginia Lyons (D) 28,605
Green check mark transparent.png Sally Fox (D) 27,448
Green check mark transparent.png Diane Snelling (R) 26,358
Green check mark transparent.png Tim Ashe (D) 25,656
Green check mark transparent.png Hinda Miller (D) 25,391
Green check mark transparent.png Philip Baruth (D) 25,179
Andy Montroll (D) 23,464
Charlie Smith (R) 19,498
Mike Brannon (R) 17,532
Dennis Bedard (R) 16,266
Shelley Palmer (R) 14,369
Mikey Van Gulden (I) 3,569
Steve Laible (I) 2,551
Richard "Terry" Jeroloman (I) 1,934
Larkin Forney (Justice for Vermonters) 1,685

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Baruth is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Baruth raised a total of $59,331 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 19, 2013.[3]

Philip's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Vermont State Senate, District Chittenden Won $22,462
2010 Vermont State Senate, District Chittenden Won $36,869
Grand Total Raised $59,331


Baruth won re-election to the Vermont State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Baruth raised a total of $22,462.
Vermont State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Philip Baruth's campaign in 2012
Baruth, Philip$5,007
Maslow, Hilary$1,000
Blittersdorf, David C$1,000
Chaney, Joseph$600
Galbraith, Peter$500
Total Raised in 2012$22,462
Source:Follow the Money


In 2010, the year Baruth first Won election to the Senate, he collected $36,869 in donations.[4]

His five largest contributors in 2010 were:

Donor Amount
Philip Baruth $3,050
David Blittersdorf $2,000
Wayne Dennison $1,500
William Stetson, III $1,500
Hilary Maslow $1,250

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.[5] Here's how Baruth voted on the selected bills:

Vermont Voters Scorecard, 2011-2012
National Popular Vote Green Mountain Care Green Mountain Care Green Mountain Care Tax Bill Free Speech Health Exchange CVPS Rebate Cloud Computing


Baruth lives in Burlington, Vermont.

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