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Sarah Copeland-Hanzas

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Sarah Copeland-Hanzas
Vermont House Of Representatives, Orange 2
In office
2005 - Present
Term ends
January 7, 2015
Years in position 9
Base salary$604.79/week
Per diem$162/day (non-commuter)
$61/day (commuter)
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2004
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
High schoolOxbow High School
Bachelor'sUniversity of Vermont
Office website
Campaign website
Sarah L. Copeland-Hanzas (b. July 9, 1970) is a Democratic member of the Vermont House of Representatives, representing Orange-2. She was first elected to the chamber in 2004.


Copeland-Hanzas earned her B.A. in History from the University of Vermont in 1992. One year later, she received a B.A. in Geology. She went on to receive her Teaching Certificate from Upper Valley Teacher Institute in 1995.

Copeland-Hanzas worked as a Teacher for Oxbow High School from 1995 to 1996. She also worked as Varsity Coach for Oxbow High School from 1993 to 2003. During this time, she was also Varsity Coach at Hanover High School. She has worked as a Saleswoman for the Copland Company Store since 1993.

She currently serves as Co-Chair of the Vermont Democratic Party Fundraising Committee as well.

Committee assignments


At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Copeland-Hanzas served on the following committees:

Vermont Committee Assignments, 2013
Health Care, Vice-chair


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


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



See also: Vermont House of Representatives elections, 2012

Copeland-Hanzas won re-election in the 2012 election for Vermont House of Representatives Orange 2. Copeland-Hanzas was unopposed in the August 28 Democratic primary and defeated Mary Daly (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[1][2]

Vermont House of Representatives, Orange 2 District, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSarah Copeland-Hanzas Incumbent 63.4% 1,256
     Republican Mary Daly 36.6% 726
Total Votes 1,982


See also: Vermont House of Representatives elections, 2010

Sarah Copeland-Hanzas ran for re-election to the Orange 2 District in 2010. She defeated Mary Daly (R) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[3]

Vermont House of Representatives, Orange 2 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes

Green check mark transparent.png Sarah Copeland-Hanzas (D) 919
Mary Daly (R) 625

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Copeland-Hanzas is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Copeland-Hanzas raised a total of $4,564 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 23, 2013.[4]

Sarah Copeland-Hanzas's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Vermont State House, District Orange-2 Won $2,071
2010 Vermont State House, District Orange-2 Won $2,493
Grand Total Raised $4,564


Copeland-Hanzas won re-election to the Vermont House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Copeland-Hanzas raised a total of $2,071.


In 2010, a year in which Copeland-Hanzas was up for election, she collected $2,493 in donations.[5]

Her largest contributors in 2010 were:

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 Copeland-Hanzas 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


Copeland-Hanzas and her husband, John, have three children.

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