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Thomas Koch
Koch.jpg
Vermont House Of Representatives, Washington 2
Incumbent
In office
1997 - Present
Term ends
January 7, 2015
Years in position 17
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$604.79/week
Per diem$162/day (non-commuter)
$61/day (commuter)
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1996
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Vermont House of Representatives, Washington-4
1977-1980
Personal
ProfessionAttorney
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Thomas F. Koch (b. November 24, 1942) is a Republican and Democratic member of the Vermont House of Representatives, representing Washington-2. He was first elected to the chamber in 1976, serving until 1980 and then rejoining the chamber in 1996.

Biography

Koch earned his AB from Middlebury College in 1964. He went on to receive his J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School in 1967.

Koch worked as an Associate for Free and Barnascom, Attorneys from 1970 to 1974. He has worked for Bernasconi and Koch, Attorneys as Principal since 1974.

Koch served as a Captain in the United State Army in Vietnam from 1968 to 1970.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Vermont Committee Assignments, 2013
Judiciary
Rules
Judicial Retention, Chair

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2012

See also: Vermont House of Representatives elections, 2012

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

2010

See also: Vermont House of Representatives elections, 2010

Koch ran for re-election to the Washington 4 District in 2010. He and Francis McFaun (R) both won re-election in the general election on November 2, 2010.[3]

Vermont House of Representatives, Washington 4 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Thomas Koch (R) 2,700
Green check mark transparent.png Francis McFaun (R) 2,620

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Koch is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Koch raised a total of $2,048 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 24, 2013.[4]

Thomas Koch's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Vermont State House, District Washington-2 Won $2,047
2010 Vermont State House, District Washington-4 Won $1
Grand Total Raised $2,048

2012

Koch won re-election to the Vermont House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Koch raised a total of $2,047.
Vermont House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Thomas Koch's campaign in 2012
Washington County Republican Cmte$200
Jet Service Envelope Co$193
Vermont State Dental Society$150
Richard Rubin$150
Martin Jr, Peter$100
Total Raised in 2012$2,047
Source:Follow the Money

2010

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

Issues

E-cigarette ban

In January 2014, Koch introduced legislation that would ban e-cigarettes in Vermont. The bill would ban the sale or possession of e-cigarettes, defined by the Vermont Department of Health as a battery-powered device that heats a liquid solution to produce a vapor for inhalation. “I think [tobacco company] R.J. Reynolds and other people are using e-cigarettes to stay in business and hook young people on nicotine,” Koch said in an interview.[6]

Voting record

2011-2012

See also: Vermont Voters Report Card

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.[7] Here's how Koch 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 Y Y N N Y Y N Y

Personal

Koch and his wife, Sally, have two children.

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