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Robert South
Vermont House Of Representatives, Caledonia 3
In office
2009 - Present
Term ends
January 7, 2015
Years in position 6
Base salary$604.79/week
Per diem$162/day (non-commuter)
$61/day (commuter)
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2008
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Date of birthFebruary 13, 1968
Place of birthBradford, Vermont
ProfessionTrustee of Public Funds/Justice of the Peace
Office website
Campaign website
Robert C. South (b. February 13, 1968) is a Democratic member of the Vermont House of Representatives, representing Caledonia-3. He was first elected to the chamber in 2008.


South has received his high school diploma. South has worked as a Corporator for the Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital. He has also worked as a machine worker/Union President for Fairbanks Scales. Since 2005, South has been the Trustee of Public Funds for the Town of Saint Johnsbury. He has also worked as a Justice of the Peace since then.

Committee assignments


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

Vermont Committee Assignments, 2013
Corrections and Institutions


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


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



See also: Vermont House of Representatives elections, 2012

South won re-election in the 2012 election for Vermont House of Representatives Caledonia 3. South was unopposed in the August 28 Democratic primary and won re-election in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[1][2]

Vermont House of Representatives, Caledonia 3 District, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMichelle Fay 32.6% 1,525
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRobert South Incumbent 36.2% 1,694
     Republican Gary Reis Incumbent 31.2% 1,463
Total Votes 4,682


See also: Vermont House of Representatives elections, 2010

South ran for re-election to one of the two positions in the Caledonia 3 District in 2010. He ran against Tim Persons (R), Gary Reis (R), and Brendan Hadash (D) in the general election on November 2, 2010. According to unofficial results South won one of the two seats in the district, but as of November 15 a recount is pending.[3]

Vermont House of Representatives, Caledonia 3 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Gary Reis (R) 1,289
Green check mark transparent.png Robert South (D) 1,109
Tim Persons (R) 1,087
Brendan Hadash (D) 748

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for South is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, South raised a total of $5,940 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 21, 2013.[4]

Robert South's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Vermont State House, District Caledonia-3 Won $4,335
2010 Vermont State House, District Caledonia-3 Won $1,605
Grand Total Raised $5,940


South won re-election to the Vermont House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, South raised a total of $4,335.
Vermont House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Robert South's campaign in 2012
Growald, Paul J$400
South, Bob$353
Vermont Democratic House Campaign$250
Caledonia County Democratic Cmte$250
Amalgamated Transit Union$250
Total Raised in 2012$4,335
Source: Follow the Money


In 2010, a year in which South was up for re-election, he collected $1,605 in donations.[5]

His largest contributors in 2010 were:

Vermont House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Robert South's campaign in 2010
Vermont State Employees Association$1,000
Vermont Democratic House Campaign$500
South, Robert C$105
Total Raised in 2010 $1,605

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 South 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
Y Absent N Y N Absent Absent N Y


South and his wife, Amy, have two children.

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