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.


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 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 2018, 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 Donald H. Turner of the Chittenden-9 District. The Progressive Minority Leader was Progressive Robin Chesnut-Tangerman of the Rutland-Bennington district.

As of 2018, the Clerk of the House was Donald Milne.[3]

Current leadership

Position Name Party Residence District
Speaker of the House Mitzi Johnson Democratic Grand Isle Chittenden
Majority Leader Jill Krowinski Democratic Bradford 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 Donald H. Turner Republican Milton Chittenden-10
Assistant Minority Leader (Whip) Brian K. Savage Republican Swanton Franklin-4
Deputy Assistant Minority Leader Patricia McCoy Republican Poultney Rutland-1
Progressive Leader Robin Chesnut-Tangerman Progressive Middletown Springs Rutland-Bennington
Assistant Progressive Leader (Whip) Brian Cina Progressive Burlington Chittenden-6-4
Deputy Assistant Progressive Leader Sandy Haas Progressive Rochester Windsor-Rutland


See also: Political party strength in Vermont.
Affiliation Party
(shading indicates majority caucus)
Democratic Progressive Independent Republican Vacant
End of previous legislature 94 5 3 47 150 0
Begin 2013 96 5 4 44 149 1
End 2014 45 150 0
Begin 2015 85 6 6 53 150 0
End 2016
Begin 2017 83 7 7 53 150 0
April 7, 2017[4] 52 149 1
April 10, 2017[5] 53 150 0
July 1, 2017[6] 52 149 1
September 1, 2017[7] 53 150 0
Latest voting share 64.7% 35.3%


District Representative Party Residence First elected
Addison-1 Amy Sheldon Dem Middlebury 2014
Robin Scheu Dem 2016
Addison-2 Peter Conlon Dem 2016
Addison-3 Diane Lanpher Dem Vergennes 2008
Warren Van Wyck Rep Ferrisburgh 2013 (appointed)
Addison-4 Fred Baser Rep Lincoln 2000
David Sharpe Dem Bristol 2014
Addison-5 Harvey Smith Rep New Haven 2010
Addison-Rutland-1 Terry Norris Ind Shoreham 2018 (appointed)
Bennington-1 Bill Botzow Dem Bennington 2002
Bennington-2-1 Timothy Corcoran II Dem Bennington 2002
Rachael Fields Dem Bennington 2014
Bennington-2-2 Kiah Morris Dem Bennington 2014
Mary A. Morrissey Rep Bennington 1996
Bennington-3 Alice Miller Dem Shaftsbury 1996
Bennington-4 Cynthia Browning Dem Arlington 2006
Brian Keefe Rep 2016
Bennington-Rutland-1 Linda Sullivan Dem 2016
Caledonia-1 Marcia Robinson Martel Rep Waterford 2014
Caledonia-2 Chip Troiano Dem East Hardwick 2014
Caledonia-3 Scott Beck Rep St. Johnsbury 2014
Janssen Willhoit Rep St. Johnsbury 2014
Caledonia-4 Martha Feltus Rep Lyndonville 2012
Richard Lawrence Rep Lyndonville 2004
Caledonia-Washington-1 Kitty Toll Dem Danville 2008
Chittenden-1 Marcia Gardner Dem 2016
Chittenden-2 Terence Macaig Dem Williston 2008
Jim McCullough Dem Williston 2002
Chittenden-3 Trevor Squirrel Dem 2016
George Till Dem Jericho 2008
Chittenden-4-1 Mike Yantachka Dem Charlotte 2010
Chittenden-4-2 William J. Lippert Dem Hinesburg 1992
Chittenden-5-1 Kate Webb Dem Shelburne 2008
Chittenden-5-2 Jessica Brumsted Dem 2016
Chittenden-6-1 Carol Ode Dem Burlington 2016
Kurt Wright Rep Burlington 2000
Chittenden-6-2 Jean O'Sullivan Dem Burlington 2012 (appointed)
Chittenden-6-3 Jill Krowinski Dem Burlington 2012 (appointed)
Curtis McCormack Dem Burlington 2012
Chittenden-6-4 Brian Cina Prog Burlington 2016
Selene Colburn Prog Burlington 2016
Chittenden-6-5 Johannah Leddy Donovan Dem Burlington 2000
Mary Sullivan Dem Burlington 2008
Chittenden-6-6 Barbara Rachelson Dem Burlington 2012
Chittenden-6-7 Clem Bissonnette Dem Winooski 2008
Diana Gonzalez Prog Winooski 2014
Chittenden-7-1 Martin Lalonde Dem South Burlington 2014
Chittenden-7-2 Ann Pugh Dem South Burlington 1992
Chittenden-7-3 Helen Head Dem South Burlington 2002
Chittenden-7-4 Maida Townsend Dem South Burlington 2012
Chittenden-8-1 Betsy Dunn Dem 2016
Linda Myers Rep Essex Town 2000
Chittenden-8-2 Dylan Giambatista Dem 2016
Lori Houghton Dem 2016
Chittenden-8-3 Robert Bancroft Rep Westford 2014
Chittenden-9-1 Jim Condon Dem Colchester 2004
Curt Taylor Dem 2016
Chittenden-9-2 Patrick Brennan Rep Colchester 2002
Maureen Dakin Dem Colchester 2014
Chittenden-10 Chris Mattos Rep 2017 (appointed)
Donald H. Turner Rep Milton 2006 (appointed)
Essex-Caledonia Constance Quimby Rep Concord 2012
Essex-Caledonia-Orleans Paul Lefebvre Rep Island Pond 2014
Franklin-1 Carl Rosenquist Rep 2016
Franklin-2 Barbara Murphy Ind Fairfax 2014
Franklin-3-1 Kathleen Keenan Dem St. Albans 1988
Corey Parent Rep St. Albans 2014
Franklin-3-2 Eileen Dickinson Rep St. Albans 2008
Franklin-4 Marianna Gamache Dem Swanton 2014
Brian K. Savage Rep Swanton 2008
Franklin-5 Stephen Beyor Rep Highgate Springs 2012
Albert Pearce Rep Richford 2008
Franklin-6 Daniel Connor Dem Fairfield 2012
Franklin-7 Cindy Weed Prog Enosburg Falls 2016
Grand Isle-Chittenden-1 Mitzi Johnson Dem South Hero 2002
Ben Joseph Dem 2016
Lamoille-1 Heidi Scheurermann Rep Stowe 2006
Lamoille-2 Matthew Hill Dem 2016
Daniel Noyes Dem 2016
Lamoille-3 Bernard Juskiewicz Rep Cambridge 2012
Lamoille-Washington Gary Nolan Rep 2016
David Yacovone Dem 2016
Orange-1 Robert Frenier Rep 2016
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 2016
Ben Jickling Ind 2016
Orleans-1 Lynn Batchelor Rep Derby Line 2010
Brian Smith Rep 2016
Orleans-2 Michael Marcotte Rep Newport Town 2004
Gary Viens Rep Newport City 2014
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 Thomas Burditt Rep West Rutland 2010
Dave Potter Dem Clarendon 2004
Rutland-3 William Canfield Rep Fair Haven 2004
Robert Helm Rep Fair Haven 1990
Rutland-4 Thomas Terenzini Rep Rutland 2012
Rutland-5-1 Peter Fagan Rep Rutland 2008
Rutland-5-2 Lawrence Cupoli Rep Rutland City 2012
Rutland-5-3 Mary Howard Dem 2016
Rutland-5-4 Douglas Gage Rep Rutland City 2012
Rutland-6 Stephen Carr Dem Brandon 2012
Butch Shaw Rep Pittsford 2010
Rutland-Bennington Robin Chesnut-Tangerman Prog Middletown Springs 2014
Rutland-Windsor-1 Jim Harrison Rep Mendon 2017 (appointed)
Rutland-Windsor-2 Dennis Devereux Rep Belmont 2006
Washington-1 Anne Donahue Rep Northfield 2002
Patti Lewis Rep Berlin 2010
Washington-2 Robert LeClair Rep Barre Town 2014
Francis McFaun Rep Barre Town 2004
Washington-3 Paul N. Poirier Ind Barre City 2008
Tommy Walz Dem Barre City 2014
Washington-4 Mary Hooper Dem Montpelier 2008
Warren F. Kitzmiller Dem Montpelier 2000
Washington-5 Kimberly Jessup Dem 2016
Washington-6 Janet Ancel Dem Calais 2004
Washington-7 Maxine Jo Grad Dem Moretown 2000
Edward Read Ind Fayston 2018 (appointed)
Washington-Chittenden Tom Stevens Dem Waterbury 2008
Theresa Wood Dem 2015 (appointed)
Windham-1 Michael Hebert Rep Vernon 2010
Windham-2-1 Valerie Stuart Dem Brattleboro 2010
Windham-2-2 Mollie S. Burke Prog Brattleboro 2008
Windham-2-3 Tristan Toleno Dem Brattleboro 2012
Windham-3 Carolyn Partridge Dem Windham 1998
Matthew A. Trieber Dem Bellows Falls 2011 (appointed)
Windham-4 David Deen Dem Putney 1990
Mike Mrowicki Dem Putney 2008
Windham-5 Emily Long Dem Newfane 2014
Windham-6 Justin Gannon Dem 2016
Windham-Bennington Laura Sibilia Ind Dover 2014
Windham-Bennington-Windsor Kelly MacLaury Pajala Ind South Londonderry 2017 (appointed)
Windsor-1 Jon Bartholomew Dem Hartland 2010
Paul Belasky Dem 2016
Windsor-2 Annmarie Christensen Dem 2016
Windsor-3-1 Thomas Bock Dem 2016
Windsor-3-2 Alice Emmons Dem Springfield 1982
Robert Forguites Dem North Springfield 2014
Windsor-4-1 Susan Buckholz Dem 2016
Windsor-4-2 Kevin Christie Dem White River Junction 2010
Gabrielle Lucke Dem White River Junction 2014
Windsor-5 Charlie Kimbell Dem 2016
Windsor-Orange-1 David M. Ainsworth Rep South Royalton 2016
Windsor-Orange-2 Timothy Briglin Dem Thetford Center 2014
Jim Masland Dem Thetford Center 1998
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. The following were also members:


The house typically meets Tuesday through Friday during the session.[8]

See also


  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ "Home Vermont General Assembly Vermont Legislature". legislature.vermont.gov. Retrieved 2018-04-07. 
  3. ^ "Clerk of the House Vermont General Assembly Vermont Legislature". legislature.vermont.gov. Retrieved 2018-04-07. 
  4. ^ Rep. Job Tate (R - Rutland-Windsor 1) resigned in advance of a deployment [2]
  5. ^ Republican Jim Harrison appointed to seat vacated by Rep. Job Tate (R - Rutland-Windsor 1). [3]
  6. ^ Rep. Ron Hubert (R - Chittenden-10) resigns [4]
  7. ^ Republican Chris Mattos appointed to seat vacated by Ron Hubert (R - Chittenden-10) [5]
  8. ^ Remsen, Nancy & Hallenbeck, Teri (January 8, 2009). Following the Legislature. Burlington Free Press. 

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