Vermont Senate

The Vermont Senate is the upper house of the Vermont General Assembly, the state legislature of the U.S. state of Vermont. The senate consists of 30 members. Senate districting divides the 30 members 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 citizens. Senators are elected to two-year terms and there is no limit to the number of terms that a senator may serve.

Vermont State Senate
Vermont General Assembly
Type
Type
Term limits
None
History
New session started
January 6, 2021
Leadership
Molly Gray (D)
since January 6, 2021
Becca Balint (D)
since January 6, 2021
Majority Leader
Alison Clarkson (D)
since January 6, 2021
Minority Leader
Randy Brock (R)
since January 6, 2021
Progressive Leader
Anthony Pollina (P/D)
since January 6, 2011
Structure
Seats30
Political groups
Majority (23)
  •   Democratic (21)
  •   Progressive (2)

Minority (7)

Length of term
2 years
AuthoritySection 7, Legislative Department, Constitution of Vermont
Salary$733.04 per week plus per diem during session
Elections
Last election
November 3, 2020
(30 seats)
Next election
November 8, 2022
(30 seats)
RedistrictingLegislative control
Meeting place
State Senate Chamber,
Vermont State House
Montpelier, Vermont, U.S.
Website
Vermont State Senate

As in other upper houses of state and territorial legislatures and the U.S. Senate, the state senate of Vermont has special functions, such as confirming or rejecting gubernatorial appointments to executive departments, the state cabinet, commissions, and boards, as well as electing members to the Vermont Supreme Court.

The Vermont Senate meets at the Vermont State House in the state capital of Montpelier.


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