State Senator (VT-Washington District, Seat 1)
Employer / Organization
Nov 03, 2020
Apr 27, 2020 - Aug 06, 2020
A Vermont State Senator serves in the upper house of the bicameral Vermont State Legislature. Vermont has 30 senators, who are divided into three single-member districts, six two-member districts, three three-member districts, and one six-member district. Each senator represents at least 20,300 constituents from their respective districts. Primary responsibilities of a senator include, developing budget packages, making taxation decisions, passing legislation, allocating spending, and redistricting in collaboration with other senators and the house of representatives. Additionally, the senate has the exclusive authority to try officials impeached by the house in addition to authorizing certain executive appointments. Leadership in the senate is guided by the Senate President, who, after being chosen by the majority party caucus, and elected by the entire senate body, is charged with assigning each senator to various committees and leadership positions. A Vermont senator serves a two-year term, with no limit on the number of terms served. The salary of the position is $676.56 per week while in legislative session, along with a $110 day per diem for lodging for overnight stays, or $61 day per diem for meals and mileage.
Application GuidelinesTo file for this position follow these three steps: 1) Contact the Vermont Secretary of State Elections Division to confirm that your registered address qualifies you for the position you intend to run for, and that you meet other office specific qualifications. Obtain the correct candidacy filing paperwork. 2) Complete the required candidacy paperwork including the appropriate campaign finance forms, a consent of candidate form and (if you plan to run as an independent) a nominating petition. Nominating petitions can be found here: https://www.sec.state.vt.us/media/686293/2016IndependentConsentandPetition.pdf If you plan to run as a partisan candidate please contact your local party office for further instructions. 3) Submit the nominating petitions with the stipulated amount of signatures to the Vermont Secretary of State Elections Division by the filing deadline. The amount of required nominating petition signatures varies by office. The filing window for independents runs from the 4th Monday in April until 5pm on the Thursday preceding the primary election. The primary election is always held the 2nd Tuesday in August. The Vermont Secretary of State Elections Division is the point of contact for any questions or concerns you may have. Vermont Secretary of State Elections Division can be reached at 800-439-8683 and the Elections Division website can be found here: https://www.sec.state.vt.us/elections/candidates.aspx
Submit application to:
Vermont Secretary of State, 128 State St, Montpelier, VT, 05633, US