|Vermont Senate Lamoille District|
|2011 - present|
|January 7, 2015|
|Years in position||3|
|House Minority Leader|
|Per diem||$162/day (non-commuter) |
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 2, 2010|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|House of Representatives|
|High school||Lamoille Union High School, 1977|
|Bachelor's||Johnson State College, 1982|
|Birthday||March 13, 1959|
|Place of birth||Burlington, VT|
He previously served in the Vermont House of Representatives, representing Lamoille-4 from 1982 to 2009.
Westman holds a BA in political science and public policy from Johnson State College.
At the time he was elected to the Senate, Westman was the Vermont State Commissioner of Taxes. He had also previously served as Director of the Vermont Higher Education Investment Plan. While serving in the state house, Westman was assistant majority leader from 1989-1992 and minotiry leader from 1993-1996.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Westman served on the following committees:
|Vermont Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Transportation, Vice-chair|
|• Legislative Information Technology, Vice-chair|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Westman served on these committees:
|Vermont Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Administrative Rules|
|• Legislative Information Technology|
- See also: Vermont State Senate elections, 2012
Westman won re-election in the 2012 election for Vermont State Senate Lamoille District. Westman was unopposed in the August 28 Republican primary and defeated Jerry Colby (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Vermont State Senate, Lamoille District, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Richard Westman Incumbent||56.7%||6,026|
- See also: Vermont State Senate elections, 2010
|Vermont State Senate, Lamoille District, General Election (2010)|
|Richard A Westman (R)||4,294|
|David Yacovone (D)||4,161|
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
In 2010, the year Westman first won election to the Senate, he collected $38,894 in donations.
His four largest contributors in 2010 were:
|Campaign Research Center||$2,000|
|Green Mountain Republican Senate Committee||$1,400|
|Lamoille County Respublican Party||$1,000|
|Jack F. Corse, Inc.||$1,000|
|Four individual contributors||$1,000 each|
Westman's partner is Joan Nagy.
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- Vermont State Senate website
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- Richard Westman's legislative profile on Project Vote Smart profile
- Richard Westman's biography on Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2010, 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002, 2000, 1998
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