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Vermont House of Representatives
Type Lower house
Speaker of the House Shap Smith, (D)
since January 8, 2009
Majority Leader Floyd Nease, (D)
since January 8, 2009
Assistant Majority Leader Lucy Leriche, (D)
since January 8, 2009
Minority Leader Patti Komline, (R)
since January 8, 2009
Assistant Minority Leader Patricia McDonald, (R)
since January 8, 2009
Members 150
Political groups Democratic Party
Republican Party
Progressive Party
Last election November 4, 2008
Meeting place
VTStateHouse Chamber.jpg
Representatives Hall, Vermont State House, Montpelier, VT, US

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. Vermont legislative districting divides representing districts into 66 single-member districts and 42 two-member constituences, with each member representing around 4,100 citizens. Representatives are elected to a two year term without term limits.

The House meets in Representatives Hall at the Vermont State House in Montpelier.


Leadership of the House

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 for Speaker it is commonly a voice vote for the election of the Speaker. In addition to presiding over the body, the Speaker is also the chief leadership position, and controls the flow of legislation and committee assignments. Other House leaders, such as the majority and minority leaders, are elected by their respective party caucuses relative to their party's strength in the chamber.

The current Speaker is Democrat Shap Smith of the Lamoille-Washington-1 District. The Majority Leader is Floyd Nease of the Lamoille-3 District. The Minority Leader is Republican Patti Komline of the Bennington-Rutland-1 Representative District. The current Clerk of the House is Donald Milne, First Assistant Clerk is William MaGill and the Second Assistant Clerk is H. Gwynn Zakov.[1]

Leadership information

Position Name Party Residence District
Speaker of the House Shap Smith Democratic Morristown Lamoille-Washington-1
Majority Leader Floyd Nease Democratic Johnson Lamoille-3
Assistant Majority Leader Lucy Leriche Democratic Lamoille Caledonia-2
Minority Leader Patti Komline Republican Dorset Bennington-Rutland-1
Assistant Minority Leader Patricia McDonald Republican Berlin Washington-3-3


Affiliation Party
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
Democratic Progressive Independent Republican Vacant
End of previous legislature 93 6 2 49 150 0
Begin 94 5 3 48 150 0
July 25, 2009[2] 47 149 1
October 4, 2009[3] 48 150 0
Latest voting share 68% 32%

Members of the Vermont House of Representatives

District Representative Party Residence
Addison-1 Steven Maier Dem Middlebury
Betty Nuovo Dem Middlebury
Addison-2 Willem Jewett Dem Ripton
Addison-3 Gregory Clark Rep Vergennes
Diane Lanpher Dem Vergennes
Addison-4 Michael Fisher Dem Lincoln
David Sharpe Dem Bristol
Addison-5 Christopher Bray Dem New Haven
Addison-Rutland-1 Will Stevens Ind Shoreham
Bennington-1 Bill Botzow Dem Bennington
Bennington-2-1 Timothy Corcoran II Dem Bennington
Joseph Krawczyk, Jr. Rep Bennington
Bennington-2-2 Anne Mook Dem Bennington
Mary Morrissey Rep Bennington
Bennington-3 Alice Miller Dem Shaftsbury
Bennington-4 Jeff Wilson Dem Manchester Center
Bennington-5 Cynthia Browning Dem Arlington
Bennington-Rutland-1 Patti Komline Rep Dorset
Caledonia-1 Leigh Larocque Rep St. Johnsbury
Caledonia-2 Lucy Leriche Dem Hardwick
Caledonia-3 Gerald Reis Rep St. Johnsbury
Robert South Dem St. Johnsbury
Caledonia-4 Howard Crawford Rep St. Johnsbury
Richard Lawrence Rep Lyndonville
Caledonia-Washington-1 Kitty Beattie Toll Dem Danville
Chittenden-1-1 William J. Lippert Dem Hinesburg
Chittenden-1-2 Scott Orr Dem Charlotte
Chittenden-2 Terence Macaig Dem Williston
Jim McCullough Dem Williston
Chittenden-3-1 William Aswad Dem Burlington
Kurt Wright Rep Burlington
Chittenden-3-2 Mark Larson Dem Burlington
Chittenden-3-3 Jason P. Lorber Dem Burlington
Rachel Weston Dem Burlington
Chittenden-3-4 Kesha Ram Dem Burlington
David Zuckerman Prog Burlington
Chittenden-3-5 Johannah Leddy Donovan Dem Burlington
Suzi Wizowaty Dem Burlington
Chittenden-3-6 Kenneth Atkins Dem Winooski
Clem Bissonnette Dem Winooski
Chittenden-3-7 Frank Geier Dem South Burlington
Chittenden-3-8 Ann Pugh Dem South Burlington
Chittenden-3-9 Albert "Sonny" Audette Dem South Burlington
Chittenden-3-10 Helen Head Dem South Burlington
Chittenden-4 Anne Therea O'Brien Dem Richmond
Chittenden-5-1 Kate Webb Dem Shelburne
Chittenden-5-2 Joan Lenes Dem Shelburne
Chittenden-6-1 Debbie Evans Dem Essex Junction
Linda Myers Rep Essex Junction
Chittenden-6-2 Linda Waite-Simpson Dem Essex Junction
Tim Jerman Dem Essex Junction
Chittenden-6-3 Martha Heath Dem Westford
Chittenden-7-1 Jim Condon Dem Colchester
John Zenie Dem Colchester
Chittenden-7-2 Patrick Brennan Rep Colchester
Kristy Spengler Dem Colchester
Chittenden-8 William Frank Dem Underhill
George Till Dem Jericho
Chittenden-9 Ronald Hubert Rep Milton
Donald H. Turner Rep Milton
Essex-Caledonia Janice Peaslee Rep Guildhall
Essex-Caledonia-Orleans William Johnson Rep Canaan
Franklin-1 Carolyn Whitney Branagan Rep Georgia
Gary Gilbert Dem Fairfax
Franklin-2 Eileen Dickinson Rep St. Albans
Richard Howrigan Dem Fairfield
Franklin-3 Jeff Young Dem St. Albans
Kathleen Keenan Dem St. Albans
Franklin-4 Peter Perley Rep Enosburg Falls
Franklin-5 Brian K. Savage Rep Swanton
Michel Consejo Dem Sheldon Springs
Franklin-6 Norman McAllister Rep Franklin
Albert Pearce Rep Richford
Grand Isle-Chittenden-1-1 Mitzi Johnson Dem South Hero
[Vacant] Dem Grand Isle
Lamoille-1 Heidi Scheurermann Rep Stowe
Lamoille-2 Linda Martin Dem Walcott
Lamoille-3 Floyd Nease Dem Johnson
Lamoille-4 Adam Howard Rep Cambridge
Lamoille-Washington-1 Peter Peltz Dem Woodbury
Shap Smith Dem Morrisville
Orange-1 Susan Davis Prog West Topsham
Philip Winters Rep Williamstown
Orange-2 Sarah Copeland-Hanzas Dem Bradford
Orange-Addison-1 Patsy French Dem Randolph
Lawrence Townsend Dem Randolph
Orange-Caledonia-1 Chip Conquest Dem Wells River
Orleans-1 Robert Lewis Rep Derby
Scott Wheeler Rep Newport
Orleans-2 Duncan Kilmartin Rep Newport
Michael Marcotte Rep Newport
Orleans-Caledonia-1 John Morley Rep Orleans
John Rodgers Dem Glover
Orleans-Franklin-1 Mark Higley Dem Lowell
Rutland-1-1 Andrew Donaghy Rep Poultney
Rutland-1-2 Joseph Baker Rep West Rutland
Dave Potter Dem Clarendon
Rutland-2 William Canfield Rep Fair Haven
Robert Helm Rep Fair Haven
Rutland-3 Eldred French Dem Cuttingsville
Rutland-4 James McNeil Rep Rutland Town
Rutland-5-1 Peter Fagan Rep Rutland
Rutland-5-2 Margaret Andrews Dem Rutland
Rutland-5-3 Steven Howard Dem Rutland
Rutland-5-4 Gale Courcelle Dem Rutland
Rutland-6 Butch Shaw Rep Pittsford
Rutland-7 Joe Acinapura Rep Brandon
Rutland-8 John Malcolm Dem Pawlet
Rutland-Windsor-1 Megan Smith Dem Mendon
Washington-1 Adam Greshin Ind Warren
Washington-2 Anne Donahue Rep Northfield
Maxine Jo Grad Dem Moretown
Washington-3-1 Paul Poirier Ind Barre
Washington-3-2 Tess Taylor Dem Barre
Washington-3-3 Patricia McDonald Rep Barre
Washington-4 Thomas Koch Dem Barre
Francis McFaun Rep Barre
Washington-5 Mary Hooper Dem Montpelier
Warren F. Kitzmiller Dem Montpelier
Washington-6 Janet Ancel Dem Calais
Washington-7 Tony Klein Dem Montpelier
Washington-Chittenden-1 Tom Stevens Dem Waterbury
Sue Minter Dem Waterbury Center
Windham-1 Patty O'Donnell Rep Vernon
Windham-2 Ann Manwaring Dem Wilmington
Windham-3-1 Virginia A. Milkey Dem Brattleboro
Windham-3-2 Mollie S. Burke Prog Brattleboro
Windham-3-3 Sarah Edwards Prog Brattleboro
Windham-4 Michael Obuchowski Dem Bellows Falls
Carolyn Partridge Dem Windham
Windham-5 David Deen Dem Putney
Mike Mrowicki Dem Putney
Windham-6 Richard Marek Dem Newfane
Windham-Bennington-1 John Moran Dem Wardsboro
Windham-Bennington-Windsor-1 [Vacant] Rep Londonderry
Windsor-1-1 Kathy Pellett Dem Chester
Windsor-1-2 Alice Emmons Dem Springfield
Cynthia Martin Dem Springfield
Windsor-2 Ernest Shand Dem Windsor
Windsor-3 Donna Sweaney Dem Windsor
Windsor-4 Steven Adams Rep Hartland
Windsor-5 Alison Clarkson Dem Woodstock
Windsor-6-1 Mark Mitchell Dem Barnard
Windsor-6-2 John Clerkin Rep White River Junction
Charles Bohi Dem White River Junction
Windsor-Orange-1 David Ainsworth Rep South Royalton
Windsor-Orange-2 Margaret Cheney Dem Norwich
Jim Masland Dem Thetford Center
Windsor-Rutland-1 Dennis Devereux Rep Belmont
Windsor-Rutland-2 Sandy Haas Prog Rochester

Past notable members

Nearly all of the governors of the state, most US representatives and most US senators, were first members of this house. The following were also members:


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

See also


  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ Republican Richard Westman (Lamoille-4) resigned after being appointed the State Commissioner of Tax.
  3. ^ Republican Adam Howard appointed to replace Westman.
  4. ^ Remsen, Nancy and Hallenbeck, Teri (January 8, 2009). Following the Legislature. Burlington Free Press.  

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