Vermont House of Representatives

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Vermont House of Representatives
Vermont General Assembly
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Type
Type
Term limits
None
History
New session started
January 5, 2019
Leadership
Speaker of the House
Mitzi Johnson (D)
since January 4, 2017
Majority Leader
Jill Krowinski (D)
since January 4, 2017
Republican Minority Leader
Patricia McCoy (R)
since January 8, 2019
Progressive Minority Leader
Robin Chesnut-Tangerman (P)
since January 4, 2017
Structure
Seats150
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Political groups
Majority
  •    Democratic (95)
  •    Progressive (7)
  •    Independent (5)

Minority

Length of term
2 years
AuthoritySection 7, Legislative Department, Constitution of Vermont
Salary$636/week + per diem
Elections
Last election
November 3, 2020
(150 seats)
Next election
November 8, 2022
(150 seats)
RedistrictingLegislative control
Meeting place
Vermont State House Representatives Hall.jpg
State House Chamber,
Vermont State House
Montpelier, Vermont, U.S.

The Vermont House of Representatives is the lower house of the Vermont General Assembly, the state legislature of the U.S. state of Vermont. The House comprises 150 members, with each member representing around 4,100 citizens. Representatives are elected to a two-year term without term limits.

Contents

Vermont had a unicameral legislature until 1836. It added a senate by constitutional amendment. [1] The House meets in Representatives Hall at the Vermont State House in Montpelier.

Leadership

The Speaker of the House presides over the House of Representatives. The Speaker is elected by the full House by Australian Ballot. If there is only one candidate, the election is usually held by voice vote. In addition to presiding over the body, the Speaker controls committee assignments and the flow of legislation. Other House leaders, such as the majority and minority leaders and whips, are elected by their respective party caucuses relative to their party's strength in the chamber. There are three party caucuses in the Vermont House; the Democratic Caucus which is currently in the majority, and the Republican and Progressive Caucuses, each currently being in the minority. Independent members of the House may choose to caucus with a party or none at all.

As of 2019, the Speaker was Democrat Mitzi Johnson of the Grand Isle-Chittenden District. [2] The Majority Leader was Democrat Jill Krowinski of the Chittenden-6-3 District. The Republican Minority Leader was Republican Patricia McCoy of the Rutland-1 district. The Progressive Minority Leader was Progressive Robin Chesnut-Tangerman of the Rutland-Bennington district. The Clerk of the House was William M. MaGill. [3]

Current leadership

PositionNamePartyResidenceDistrict
Speaker of the House Mitzi Johnson Democratic Grand Isle Chittenden
Majority Leader Jill Krowinski Democratic Burlington Chittenden-6-3
Assistant Majority Leader (Whip) Tristan Toleno Democratic Brattleboro Windham-2-3
Deputy Assistant Majority Leader Emily Long Democratic Newfane Windham-5
Minority Leader Patricia McCoy Republican Poultney Rutland-1
Assistant Minority Leader (Whip) Rob LaClair Republican Barre Town Washington-2
Progressive Leader Robin Chesnut-Tangerman Progressive Middletown Springs Rutland-Bennington
Assistant Progressive Leader (Whip) Diana Gonzalez Progressive Burlington Chittenden-6-7
Deputy Assistant Progressive Leader Sandy Haas Progressive Rochester Windsor-Rutland

Composition

AffiliationParty
(shading indicates majority caucus)
Total
Democratic Progressive Independent Republican Vacant
End 20129453471500
Begin 20139654441491
End 2014451500
2015–20168566531500
2017-20188377531500
Begin 20199575431500
Latest voting share

Members

DistrictRepresentativePartyResidenceFirst elected
Addison-1 Amy Sheldon Dem Middlebury 2014
Robin Scheu DemMiddlebury2016
Addison-2 Peter Conlon Dem Cornwall 2016
Addison-3 Diane Lanpher Dem Vergennes 2008
Matt Birong DemVergennes2018
Addison-4 Mari Cordes Dem Lincoln 2018
Caleb Elder Dem Starksboro 2018
Addison-5 Harvey Smith Rep New Haven 2010
Addison-Rutland-1 Terry Norris Ind Shoreham 2018↑
Bennington-1 Nelson Brownell Dem Pownal 2002
Bennington-2-1 Timothy Corcoran II Dem Bennington 2002
Chris Bates DemBennington2014
Bennington-2-2 Jim Carroll DemBennington2014
Mary A. Morrissey RepBennington1996
Bennington-3 David Durfee Dem Shaftsbury 1996
Bennington-4 Cynthia Browning Dem Arlington 2006
Kathleen James Dem Manchester 2018
Bennington-Rutland-1 Linda Joy Sullivan Dem Dorset 2016
Caledonia-1 Marcia Martel Rep Waterford 2014
Caledonia-2 Chip Troiano Dem East Hardwick 2014
Caledonia-3 Scott Beck Rep St. Johnsbury 2014
Scott Campbell DemSt. Johnsbury2018
Caledonia-4 Martha Feltus Rep Lyndonville 2012
Patrick Seymour RepSutton2018
Caledonia-Washington-1 Catherine Toll Dem Danville 2008
Chittenden-1 Marcia Gardner Dem Richmond 2016
Chittenden-2 Terence Macaig Dem Williston 2008
Jim McCullough DemWilliston2002
Chittenden-3 Trevor Squirrell Dem Underhill 2016
George Till Dem Jericho 2008
Chittenden-4-1 Mike Yantachka Dem Charlotte 2010
Chittenden-4-2 Bill Lippert Dem Hinesburg 1992
Chittenden-5-1 Kate Webb Dem Shelburne 2008
Chittenden-5-2 Jessica Brumsted DemShelburne2016
Chittenden-6-1 Carol Ode Dem Burlington 2016
Robert Hooper DemBurlington2018
Chittenden-6-2 Jean O'Sullivan DemBurlington2012↑
Chittenden-6-3 Jill Krowinski DemBurlington2012↑
Curtis McCormack DemBurlington2012
Chittenden-6-4 Brian Cina ProgBurlington2016
Selene Colburn ProgBurlington2016
Chittenden-6-5 Johannah Leddy Donovan DemBurlington2000
Mary Sullivan DemBurlington2008
Chittenden-6-6 Barbara Rachelson DemBurlington2012
Chittenden-6-7 Hal Colston Dem Winooski 2008
Diana Gonzalez ProgWinooski2014
Chittenden-7-1 Martin LaLonde Dem South Burlington 2014
Chittenden-7-2 Ann Pugh DemSouth Burlington1992
Chittenden-7-3 John Killacky DemSouth Burlington2002
Chittenden-7-4 Maida Townsend DemSouth Burlington2012
Chittenden-8-1 Marybeth Redmond Dem Essex Town 2018
Linda K. Myers RepEssex Town2000
Chittenden-8-2 Dylan Giambatista Dem Essex Junction 2016
Lori Houghton DemEssex Junction2016
Chittenden-8-3 Robert Bancroft Rep Westford 2014
Chittenden-9-1 Seth Chase Dem Colchester 2018
Curt Taylor DemColchester2016
Chittenden-9-2 Patrick Brennan RepColchester2002
Sarita Austin DemColchester2018
Chittenden-10 Chris Mattos Rep Milton 2017↑
John Palasik RepMilton2018
Essex-Caledonia Constance Quimby Rep Concord 2012
Essex-Caledonia-Orleans Paul Lefebvre Rep Island Pond 2014
Franklin-1 Carl Rosenquist Rep Georgia 2016
Franklin-2 Barbara Murphy Ind Fairfax 2014
Franklin-3-1 Mike McCarthy Dem St. Albans City 2018
Casey Toof RepSt. Albans City2018
Franklin-3-2 Eileen Dickinson Rep St. Albans Town 2008
Franklin-4 Marianna Gamache Rep Swanton 2014
Brian K. Savage RepSwanton2008
Franklin-5 Charen Fegard Dem Berkshire 2018
Lisa Hango RepBerkshire2019↑
Franklin-6 James Gregoire Rep Fairfield 2018
Franklin-7 Felisa Leffler Rep Enosburg Falls 2018
Grand Isle-Chittenden-1 Mitzi Johnson Dem South Hero 2002
Leland Morgan Rep West Milton 2016
Lamoille-1 Heidi Scheuermann Rep Stowe 2006
Lamoille-2 Matthew Hill Dem Wolcott 2016
Daniel Noyes DemWolcott2016
Lamoille-3 Lucy Rogers Dem Cambridge 2018
Lamoille-Washington Avram Patt Dem Worcester 2018
David Yacovone Dem Morrisville 2016
Orange-1 Carl Demrow Dem Corinth 2018
Rodney Graham Rep Williamstown 2014
Orange-2 Sarah Copeland-Hanzas Dem Bradford 2004
Orange-Caledonia Chip Conquest Dem Wells River 2008
Orange-Washington-Addison Jay Hooper Dem Brookfield 2016
Ben Jickling IndBrookfield2016
Orleans-1 Lynn Batchelor Rep Derby Line 2010
Brian Smith Rep Derby 2016
Orleans-2 Michael Marcotte Rep Newport Town 2004
Woodman Page Rep Newport City 2018
Orleans-Caledonia Vicki Strong Rep Irasburg 2010
Sam Young Dem West Glover 2010
Orleans-Lamoille Mark Higley Rep Lowell 2008
Rutland-1 Patricia McCoy Rep Poultney 2014
Rutland-2 Tom Burditt Rep West Rutland 2010
Dave Potter Dem Clarendon 2004
Rutland-3 William Canfield Rep Fair Haven 2004
Robert Helm RepFair Haven1990
Rutland-4 Thomas Terenzini Rep Rutland Town 2012
Rutland-5-1 Peter Fagan Rep Rutland City 2008
Rutland-5-2 Lawrence Cupoli RepRutland City2012
Rutland-5-3 Mary Howard DemRutland City2016
Rutland-5-4 William Notte DemRutland City2018
Rutland-6 Stephanie Jerome Dem Brandon 2018
Butch Shaw Rep Pittsford 2010
Rutland-Bennington Robin Chesnut-Tangerman Prog Middletown Springs 2014
Rutland-Windsor-1 Jim Harrison Rep Mendon 2017↑
Rutland-Windsor-2 Logan Nicoll Dem Ludlow 2006
Washington-1 Anne Donahue Rep Northfield 2002
Patti Lewis Rep Berlin 2010
Washington-2 Robert LaClair Rep Barre Town 2014
Francis McFaun RepBarre Town2004
Washington-3 Peter Anthony Dem Barre City 2018
Tommy Walz DemBarre City2014
Washington-4 Mary Hooper Dem Montpelier 2008
Warren Kitzmiller DemMontpelier2000
Washington-5 Kimberly Jessup Dem Middlesex 2016
Washington-6 Janet Ancel Dem Calais 2004
Washington-7 Maxine Grad Dem Moretown 2000
Kari Dolan Dem Waitsfield 2018
Washington-Chittenden Tom Stevens Dem Waterbury 2008
Theresa Wood DemWaterbury2015↑
Windham-1 Sara Coffey Dem Guilford 2018
Windham-2-1 Emilie Kornheiser Dem Brattleboro 2018
Windham-2-2 Mollie Burke ProgBrattleboro2008
Windham-2-3 Tristan Toleno DemBrattleboro2012
Windham-3 Carolyn Partridge Dem Windham 1998
Matt Trieber Dem Bellows Falls 2011↑
Windham-4 Nader Hashim Dem Dummerston 2018
Mike Mrowicki Dem Putney 2008
Windham-5 Emily Long Dem Newfane 2014
Windham-6 John Gannon Dem Wilmington 2016
Windham-Bennington Laura Sibilia Ind Dover 2014
Windham-Bennington-Windsor Kelly Pajala Ind South Londonderry 2017↑
Windsor-1 John Bartholomew Dem Hartland 2010
Zachariah Ralph ProgHartland2018
Windsor-2 Annmarie Christensen Dem Perkinsville 2016
Windsor-3-1 Thomas Bock Dem Chester 2016
Windsor-3-2 Alice Emmons Dem Springfield 1982
Kristi Morris DemSpringfield2019↑
Windsor-4-1 Randall Szott Dem Barnard 2018
Windsor-4-2 Kevin Christie Dem Hartford 2010
Rebecca White DemHartford2014
Windsor-5 Charlie Kimbell Dem Woodstock 2016
Windsor-Orange-1 John O'Brien Dem Tunbridge 2018
Windsor-Orange-2 Timothy Briglin Dem Thetford Center 2014
Jim Masland DemThetford Center1998
Windsor-Rutland Sandy Haas Prog Rochester 2004

Past notable members

Nearly all of the Governors of the state and most of its U.S. representatives and U.S. senators were first members of this house. Other prominent members include:

Operations

The house typically meets Tuesday through Friday during the session. [4]

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References

  1. "Home | Vermont General Assembly | Vermont Legislature". legislature.vermont.gov. Retrieved 2018-04-07.
  2. "Clerk of the House | Vermont General Assembly | Vermont Legislature". legislature.vermont.gov. Retrieved 2018-04-07.
  3. Remsen, Nancy & Hallenbeck, Teri (January 8, 2009). Following the Legislature. Burlington Free Press.

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