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Tess Taylor

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Tess Taylor
Vermont House Of Representatives, Washington 3
In office
2009 - Present
Term ends
January 7, 2015
Years in position 6
House Assistant Majority Leader
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
ProfessionGen. Manager, Vermont Granite Museum
Office website
Tess Taylor (b. April 28, 1958) is a Democratic member of the Vermont House of Representatives, representing Washington-3. She was first elected to the chamber in 2008. She currently serving as House Assistant Majority Leader, and has been in that role since 2013.


Taylor earned her BA in Business Administration from St. Michael's College in 1980.

Taylor has worked as the Executive Director of the Pine Street Arts & Business Association. From 2001 to 2003, she was the Executive Director of Studio Place Arts. She has worked for Vermont Granite Museum as the General Manager since 2003.

She is currently a member of the Spaulding School Board.

Committee assignments


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

Vermont Committee Assignments, 2013
Agriculture and Forest Products


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


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



See also: Vermont House of Representatives elections, 2012

Taylor won re-election in the 2012 election for Vermont House of Representatives Washington 3. Taylor 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, Washington 3 District, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngTess Taylor Incumbent 36.3% 1,696
     Independent Green check mark transparent.pngPaul Poirier Incumbent 38.1% 1,778
     Republican John Santorello 25.5% 1,192
Total Votes 4,666


See also: Vermont House of Representatives elections, 2010

Taylor ran for re-election to the Washington 3-2 District in 2010. She defeated Kristin Sohlstrom (R) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[3]

Vermont House of Representatives, Washington 3-2 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Tess Taylor (D) 598
Kristin Sohlstrom (R) 511

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2010, a year in which Taylor was up for election, she collected $3,655 in donations.[4]

Her largest contributors in 2010 were:

Vermont House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Tess Taylor's campaign in 2010
Vermont State Employees Association$1,000
Greater Barre Democrats$330
Vermont Democratic House Campaign$250
Smith, Shap$200
Lamorte, Lauren & Akley, Norm$200
Total Raised in 2010 $3,655

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