Richard Westman

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Richard Westman
Richard Westman.jpg
Vermont Senate Lamoille District
In office
2011 - present
Term ends
January 7, 2015
Years in position 3
House Minority 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
Prior offices
House of Representatives
High schoolLamoille Union High School, 1977
Bachelor'sJohnson State College, 1982
BirthdayMarch 13, 1959
Place of birthBurlington, VT
Office website
Campaign website
Richard Westman is a Republican member of the Vermont State Senate, representing the Lamoille District. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

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.

Committee assignments


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:



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.[1]

Vermont State Senate, Lamoille District, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRichard Westman Incumbent 56.7% 6,026
     Democratic Jerry Colby 43.3% 4,609
Total Votes 10,635


See also: Vermont State Senate elections, 2010

Westman ran for the 18th District Seat (Lamoille District) in 2010. He ran unopposed in the primary. He defeated David Yacovone (D) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[2]

Vermont State Senate, Lamoille District, General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Richard A Westman (R) 4,294
David Yacovone (D) 4,161

Campaign donors


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.[3]

His four largest contributors in 2010 were:

Donor Amount
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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Preceded by
Susan Bartlett
Vermont State Senate Lamoille District
Succeeded by