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Susan Hatch Davis
Vermont House Of Representatives, Orange 1
In office
2007 - Present
Term ends
January 7, 2015
Years in position 8
PartyVermont Progressive Party
Assistant Progressive Leader
Base salary$660.06/week
Per diem$107/day (non-commuter)
$61/day (commuter)
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2006
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
ProfessionSecurity Director
Office website
Susan Hatch Davis (b. January 12, 1953) is a Progressive and Democratic member of the Vermont House of Representatives, representing Orange-1. She was first elected to the chamber in 2006. She currently serves as Assistant Progressive Leader.


Davis received her diploma from Spaulding High School.

Davis works for the State of Vermont as a Security Director.

Committee assignments


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

Vermont Committee Assignments, 2013
Corrections and Institutions


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


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


Minimum wage

In April 2014, Davis supported an increase of Vermont's minimum wage to $10.10. “Businesses across the U.S. are not as concerned what their employees make, but rather how much their customers have in their pockets to spend,” she said. “I vote for a raise in the minimum wage and for putting more money directly into the pockets of our low wage workers.”[1]

Marijuana legalization

In the months following the decriminalization of small amounts of marijuana in Vermont, Davis voiced her support for full legalization. She was quoted in a September 2013 Marijuana Policy Project press release as saying that, "[m]arijuana prohibition in our state is wasting time and money that could be better used to deal with serious crime. It has no effect on availability and only enriches criminals. If we tax and regulate marijuana like alcohol, we can save our limited law enforcement resources while creating local jobs and tax revenue. It is time for a sensible approach on this issue."[2]



See also: Vermont House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Vermont House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on August 26, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 12, 2014. Orange-1 has two state representatives. Incumbent Susan Hatch Davis was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Rodney Graham was unopposed in the Republican primary. Rama Schneider ran as an Independent candidate.[3][4][5][6] Graham and Davis defeated Schneider in the general election.[7]

Vermont House of Representatives Orange-1 District, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRodney Graham 40.9% 1,555
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSusan Hatch Davis Incumbent 36.9% 1,402
     Independent Rama Schneider 22.2% 846
Total Votes 3,803


See also: Vermont House of Representatives elections, 2012

Davis won re-election in the 2012 election for Vermont House of Representatives Orange 1. Davis was unopposed in the August 28 Vermont Progressive Party primary and won re-election in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[8]

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

Susan Hatch Davis ran for re-election to the Orange 1 District in 2010. She ran against Rodney Graham (R), Philip Winters (R), and John Taylor (P) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[8]

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 Davis is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Davis raised a total of $7,872 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 23, 2013.[9]

Susan Hatch Davis's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Vermont State House, District Orange-1 Won $5,498
2010 Vermont State House, District Orange-1 Won $2,374
Grand Total Raised $7,872


Davis won re-election to the Vermont House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Davis raised a total of $5,498.


In 2010, a year in which Hatch Davis was up for election, she collected $2,374 in donations.[10]

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.[11] Here's how Davis 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 N N Y Y N N Absent Y


Davis and her husband, Brent, have three children.

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