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Philip Winters

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Philip Winters
Vermont House Of Representatives, Orange 1
In office
1995 - Present
Term ends
January 7, 2015
Years in position 20
Base salary$604.79/week
Per diem$162/day (non-commuter)
$61/day (commuter)
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1994
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Date of birthApril 8, 1937
Place of birthBarre, Vermont
Office website
Philip C. Winters (b. April 8, 1937) is a Republican member of the Vermont House of Representatives, representing Orange-1. He was first elected to the chamber in 1994.


Winters received his diploma from Williamstown Secondary School.

Winters has worked in the following positions: for the University of Vermont Extension Service, School Director for the Town of Williamstown, Program Outreach Assistant, and dairy farmer. He has also served in the United State Army.

Winters has served as a Selectman and Lister for the Town of Williamstown.

Committee assignments


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

Vermont Committee Assignments, 2013


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


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Winters served on these committees:



See also: Vermont House of Representatives elections, 2012

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

Vermont House of Representatives, Orange 1 District, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPhilip Winters Incumbent 32.2% 2,081
     Progressive Green check mark transparent.pngSusan Hatch Davis Incumbent 27.1% 1,755
     Republican Rodney Graham 25% 1,615
     Progressive John Taylor 15.7% 1,015
Total Votes 6,466


See also: Vermont House of Representatives elections, 2010

Winters ran for re-election to the Orange 1 District in 2010. He ran against Rodney Graham (R), Susan Hatch Davis (P), and John Taylor (P) in the general election on November 2, 2010. According to unofficial results Winters won one of the two seats in the district, but as of November 15 a recount is pending.[3]

Vermont House of Representatives, Orange 1 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Philip Winters (R) 1,706
Green check mark transparent.png Susan Hatch Davis (Vermont Progressive Party) 1,348
Rodney Graham (R) 1,344
John Taylor (Vermont Progressive Party) 954

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Winters is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Winters raised a total of $1,026 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 23, 2013.[4]

Philip Winters's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Vermont State House, District Orange-1 Won $600
2010 Vermont State House, District Orange-1 Won $426
Grand Total Raised $1,026


Winters won re-election to the Vermont House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Winters raised a total of $600.
Vermont House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Philip Winters's campaign in 2012
Orange County Republican Cmte$400
Winters, Philip$0
Total Raised in 2012$600
Source:Follow the Money


In 2010, a year in which Winters was up for election, he collected $426 in donations.[5]

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.[6] Here's how Winters 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
Absent Absent Absent Absent Y Y Y N Y


Winters and his wife, Yvonne Lanctot, have three children.

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