The Info List - Claire D. Ayer

Claire D. Ayer (born September 21, 1948)[citation needed] is a Democratic member of the Vermont State Senate, representing the Addison Senate District. Claire D. Ayer was first elected to the Vermont State Senate in 2002, and reelected in 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014 and 2016. Ayer serves as assistant majority leader of the Vermont Senate, and previously served as majority whip.[1] She is also the current chairperson of the Senate Committee on Health and Welfare.[1]


1 Biography 2 Public Life 3 See also 4 References 5 External links

Biography[edit] Ayer was born September 21, 1948, in Quincy, Massachusetts, and spent her childhood in Charlotte, Vermont.[citation needed] After receiving her high school education at Champlain Valley Union High School
Champlain Valley Union High School
in Hinesburg, she attended the Jeanne Mance School of Nursing in Burlington, becoming a registered nurse in 1969.[1] She also received a B.A. in environmental studies from Middlebury College
Middlebury College
in 1992.[1] She was married to a physician, Dr. Alan Ayer, who died in 2015.[2] They settled in Weybridge, Vermont
Weybridge, Vermont
in 1979, after spending four years in the Air Force.[3] Ayer has three adult children and currently lives in Addison, Vermont.[1] Ayer works as a nurse for an OB-GYN in Middlebury, Vermont.[citation needed] Public Life[edit] Ayer has served in the following positions:

Member Board of Directors: Otter Creek Natural Resources Conservation District (1992 - ). Member Vermont State Senate (2003 - ). Member Board of Trustees, University of Vermont
University of Vermont
(2005 - ). Member Weybridge School Board. Member of the board of the Middlebury Area Land Trust. Member of the Weybridge Conservation Commission. Member of the Lake Champlain Sea Grant Committee.

During the 2015–2016 Legislative Session, Claire D. Ayer was one of three sponsors of Senate Bill S.31, "An act relating to possession and transfer of firearms", which sought to require background checks on substantially all firearm sales, and to prohibit the sale of firearms to persons convicted of certain violent crimes.[4] See also[edit]

Members of the Vermont Senate, 2005-2006 session Members of the Vermont Senate, 2007-2008 session


^ a b c d e "Senator Claire Ayer". Vermont General Assembly. Retrieved 2017-11-02.  ^ Terri Hallenbeck (Mar 16, 2015). "Ayer, Addison County Doctor and Husband of Senator, Dies At 71". Seven Days.  ^ John Flowers (March 19, 2015). "County mourns passing of Dr. Ayer". Addison County Independent.  ^ "S.31". Vermont General Assembly. Retrieved 2017-11-03. 

External links[edit]

State Senator Claire D. Ayer Addison County Democrats

Profile at Project Vote Smart

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Members of the Vermont State Senate

President of the Senate: David Zuckerman (P/D) President pro Tempore: Tim Ashe
Tim Ashe
(D/P) Majority Leader: Becca Balint (D) Minority Leader: Joe Benning (R)

   Claire D. Ayer (D, Addison)    Christopher A. Bray (D, Addison)    Brian Campion (D, Bennington)    Richard W. Sears (D, Bennington)    Joe Benning (R, Caledonia)    M. Jane Kitchel
Jane Kitchel
(D, Caledonia)    Tim Ashe
Tim Ashe
(D/P, Chittenden)    Michael Sirotkin (D, Chittenden)    Virginia V. Lyons (D, Chittenden)    Christopher Pearson (P/D, Chittenden)    Philip Baruth
Philip Baruth
(D, Chittenden)    Debbie Ingram (D, Chittenden)    John S. Rodgers (D, Essex-Orleans)    Robert A. Starr (D, Essex-Orleans)    Carolyn Whitney Branagan (R, Franklin)    Randy Brock
Randy Brock
(R, Franklin)    Richard Mazza (D, Grand Isle)    Rich Westman (R, Lamoille)    Mark MacDonald (D, Orange)    Brian Collamore (R, Rutland)    Peg Flory (R, Rutland)    David Soucy (R, Rutland)    Ann Cummings (D, Washington)    Francis K. Brooks (D, Washington)    Anthony Pollina (P/D, Washington)    Becca Balint (D, Windham)    Jeanette White (D, Windham)    Alison H. Clarkson (D, Windsor)    Richard McCormack (D, Windsor)    Alice Nitka (D, Windsor)

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