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Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.)

  • District: Vermont -- At Large
  • Residence: Norwich
  • Born: May 2, 1947; Springfield, Mass.
  • Religion: Roman Catholic
  • Family: Wife, Margaret Cheney; eight children
  • Education: College of the Holy Cross, A.B. 1969 (history); U. of California, Berkeley, J.D. 1973
  • Military Service: None
  • Political Highlights: Vt. Senate, 1981-89 (minority leader, 1983-85; president pro tempore, 1985-89); sought Democratic nomination for U.S. House, 1988; Democratic nominee for governor, 1990; Vt. Senate, 2002-06 (president pro tempore, 2003-06); U.S. House, 2007-present
  • Elected: Elected: 2006 (4th term)
  • Committee Assignments: Energy & Commerce (Commerce, Manufacturing & Trade; Communications & Technology; Oversight & Investigations); Oversight & Government Reform (National Security)
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State Information: Vermont -- At Large

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2012 general Peter Welch (D) 208,600 71.9%
Mark Donka (R) 67,543 23.3%
James Desrochers (I) 8,302 2.9%
Jane Newton (LU) 4,065 1.4%
Andre Laframboise (VKI) 1,153 0.4%
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2012 Barack Obama: 67% Mitt Romney: 31%
2008 Barack Obama: 68% John McCain: 31%

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