Vermont House of Representatives

Summary

Vermont House of Representatives
Vermont General Assembly
Coat of arms or logo
Type
Type
Term limits
None
History
New session started
January 6, 2021
Leadership
Jill Krowinski (D)
since January 6, 2021
Majority Leader
Emily Long (D)
since January 6, 2021
Republican Leader
Patricia McCoy (R)
since January 8, 2019
Progressive Leader
Selene Colburn (P)
since January 6, 2021
Structure
Seats150
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Political groups
Majority (104)
  •   Democratic (92)
  •   Progressive (7)
  •   Independent (5)

Minority (46)

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
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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.

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.

On January 6, 2021, Jill Krowinski (D-Burlington) was sworn in as the Speaker of the House.[2] The Progressive Minority Leader was Progressive Robin Chesnut-Tangerman of the Rutland-Bennington district. The Clerk of the House is BetsyAnn Wrask.[3]

Current leadership

Position Name Party Residence District
Speaker of the House Jill Krowinski Democratic Burlington Chittenden-6-3
Majority Leader Emily Long Democratic Newfane Windham-5
Assistant Majority Leader (Whip) Mike McCarthy Democratic St. Albans City Franklin 3-1
Minority Leader Patricia McCoy Republican Poultney Rutland-1
Assistant Minority Leader (Whip) Rob LaClair Republican Barre Town Washington-2
Progressive Leader Selene Colburn Progressive Burlington Chittenden 6-4
Assistant Progressive Leader (Whip) Emma Mulvaney-Stanak Progressive Burlington Chittenden 6-2

Composition

Affiliation Party
(shading indicates majority caucus)
Total
Democratic Progressive Independent Republican Vacant
End 2012 94 5 3 47 150 0
Begin 2013 96 5 4 44 149 1
End 2014 45 150 0
2015–2016 85 6 6 53 150 0
2017-2018 83 7 7 53 150 0
2019-2020 95 7 5 43 150 0
Begin 2021 92 7 5 46 150 0
Latest voting share 69.3% 30.7%

Members

District Representative Party Residence First elected
Addison-1 Amy Sheldon Dem Middlebury 2014
Robin Scheu Dem Middlebury 2016
Addison-2 Peter Conlon Dem Cornwall 2016
Addison-3 Matt Birong Dem Vergennes 2018
Diane Lanpher Dem Vergennes 2008
Addison-4 Mari Cordes Dem/Prog 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
Dane Whitman Dem Bennington 2020
Bennington-2-2 Mary A. Morrissey Rep Bennington 1996
Michael Nigro Dem Bennington 2020
Bennington-3 David Durfee Dem Shaftsbury 2018
Bennington-4 Cynthia Browning Dem Arlington 2006
Kathleen James Dem Manchester 2018
Bennington-Rutland-1 Linda Joy Sullivan Dem/Rep 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 Dem St. Johnsbury 2018
Caledonia-4 Martha Feltus Rep Lyndonville 2012
Patrick Seymour Rep Sutton 2018
Caledonia-Washington-1 Henry Pearl Dem Danville 2020
Chittenden-1 Jana Brown Dem Richmond 2020
Chittenden-2 Erin Brady Dem Williston 2020
Jim McCullough Dem Williston 2002
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 Dem Shelburne 2016
Chittenden-6-1 Carol Ode Dem Burlington 2016
Robert Hooper Dem Burlington 2018
Chittenden-6-2 Emma Mulvaney-Stanak Prog/Dem Burlington 2020
Chittenden-6-3 Jill Krowinski Dem Burlington 2012↑
Curtis McCormack Dem Burlington 2012
Chittenden-6-4 Brian Cina Prog/Dem Burlington 2016
Selene Colburn Prog/Dem Burlington 2016
Chittenden-6-5 Tiff Bluemle Dem Burlington 2020
Gabrielle Stebbins Dem Burlington 2020
Chittenden-6-6 Barbara Rachelson Dem/Prog Burlington 2012
Chittenden-6-7 Hal Colston Dem Winooski 2008
Taylor Small Prog/Dem Winooski 2020
Chittenden-7-1 Martin LaLonde Dem South Burlington 2014
Chittenden-7-2 Ann Pugh Dem South Burlington 1992
Chittenden-7-3 John Killacky Dem South Burlington 2002
Chittenden-7-4 Maida Townsend Dem South Burlington 2012
Chittenden-8-1 Marybeth Redmond Dem Essex Town 2018
Tanya Vyhovsky Prog/Dem Essex Town 2020
Chittenden-8-2 Karen Dolan Dem Essex Junction 2020
Lori Houghton Dem Essex Junction 2016
Chittenden-8-3 Alyssa Black Dem Westford 2020
Chittenden-9-1 Seth Chase Dem Colchester 2018
Curt Taylor Dem Colchester 2016
Chittenden-9-2 Sarita Austin Dem Colchester 2018
Patrick Brennan Rep Colchester 2002
Chittenden-10 Chris Mattos Rep Milton 2017↑
John Palasik Rep Milton 2018
Essex-Caledonia Terri Lynn Williams Rep Concord 2020
Essex-Caledonia-Orleans Paul Lefebvre Ind 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 Rep St. Albans City 2018
Franklin-3-2 Eileen Dickinson Rep/Dem St. Albans Town 2008
Franklin-4 Robert Norris Rep Swanton 2020
Brian K. Savage Rep/Dem Swanton 2008
Franklin-5 Paul Martin Rep Berkshire 2020
Lisa Hango Rep Berkshire 2019↑
Franklin-6 James Gregoire Rep/Dem Fairfield 2018
Franklin-7 Felisha Leffler Rep Enosburg Falls 2018
Grand Isle-Chittenden Leland Morgan Rep West Milton 2016
Michael Morgan Rep West Milton 2020
Lamoille-1 Heidi Scheuermann Rep Stowe 2006
Lamoille-2 Kate Donnally Dem Wolcott 2020
Daniel Noyes Dem Wolcott 2016
Lamoille-3 Lucy Rogers Dem Cambridge 2018
Lamoille-Washington Avram Patt Dem Worcester 2018
David Yacovone Dem Morrisville 2016
Orange-1 Samantha Lefebvre Rep Corinth 2020
Rodney Graham Rep Williamstown 2014
Orange-2 Sarah Copeland-Hanzas Dem Bradford 2004
Orange-Caledonia Joseph Parsons Dem Wells River 2020
Orange-Washington-Addison Jay Hooper Dem Brookfield 2016
Larry Satcowitz Dem Brookfield 2020
Orleans-1 Lynn Batchelor Rep Derby Line 2010
Brian Smith Rep/Dem Derby 2016
Orleans-2 Michael Marcotte Rep/Dem Newport Town 2004
Woodman Page Rep/Dem Newport City 2018
Orleans-Caledonia Vicki Strong Rep Irasburg 2010
Katherine Sims Dem West Glover 2020
Orleans-Lamoille Mark Higley Rep/Dem Lowell 2008
Rutland-Bennington Sally Achey Rep Middletown Springs 2020
Rutland-1 Patricia McCoy Rep Poultney 2014
Rutland-2 Tom Burditt Rep West Rutland 2010
Arthur Peterson Rep Clarendon 2020
Rutland-3 Bill Canfield Rep Fair Haven 2004
Robert Helm Rep Fair Haven 1990
Rutland-4 Thomas Terenzini Rep Rutland Town 2012
Rutland-5-1 Peter Fagan Rep Rutland City 2008
Rutland-5-2 Lawrence Cupoli Rep Rutland City 2012
Rutland-5-3 Mary Howard Dem Rutland City 2016
Rutland-5-4 William Notte Dem Rutland City 2018
Rutland-6 Stephanie Jerome Dem Brandon 2018
Butch Shaw Rep/Dem Pittsford 2010
Rutland-Windsor-1 Jim Harrison Rep/Dem Mendon 2017↑
Rutland-Windsor-2 Logan Nicoll Dem Ludlow 2006
Washington-1 Anne Donahue Rep Northfield 2002
Kenneth Goslant Rep Berlin 2020
Washington-2 Robert LaClair Rep Barre Town 2014
Francis McFaun Rep Barre Town 2004
Washington-3 Peter Anthony Dem Barre City 2018
Tommy Walz Dem Barre City 2014
Washington-4 Mary Hooper Dem Montpelier 2008
Warren Kitzmiller Dem Montpelier 2000
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 Dem Waterbury 2015↑
Windham-1 Sara Coffey Dem Guilford 2018
Windham-2-1 Emilie Kornheiser Dem/Prog Brattleboro 2018
Windham-2-2 Mollie Burke Prog/Dem Brattleboro 2008
Windham-2-3 Tristan Toleno Dem Brattleboro 2012
Windham-3 Carolyn Partridge Dem Windham 1998
Leslie Goldman Dem Bellows Falls 2020
Windham-4 Michelle Bos-Lun Dem Dummerston 2020
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
Elizabeth Burrows Dem/Prog Hartland 2020
Windsor-2 John Arrison Dem Perkinsville 2020
Windsor-3-1 Thomas Bock Dem Chester 2016
Windsor-3-2 Alice Emmons Dem Springfield 1982
Kristi Morris Dem Springfield 2019↑
Windsor-4-1 Heather Surprenant Prog/Dem Barnard 2020
Windsor-4-2 Kevin "Coach" Christie Dem Hartford 2010
Rebecca White Dem Hartford 2014
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 Dem Thetford Center 1998
Windsor-Rutland Kirk White Dem/Prog Rochester 2020
  • ↑: Member was originally appointed

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]

See also

References

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ "MEET THE SPEAKER". Vermont General Assembly. 2021. Retrieved June 14, 2021.
  3. ^ "Clerk of the House | Vermont General Assembly | Vermont Legislature". legislature.vermont.gov. Retrieved June 14, 2021.
  4. ^ Remsen, Nancy & Hallenbeck, Teri (January 8, 2009). Following the Legislature. Burlington Free Press.

External links

  • Vermont General Assembly
  • Speaker of the House

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