Brian Campion (politician)

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Brian Campion
Member of the Vermont House of Representatives
from the Bennington-2-1 district
Incumbent
Assumed office
January 5, 2011
Preceded by Joseph L. Krawczyk, Jr. (R)
Personal details
Born (1970-12-11) December 11, 1970 (age 44)
Albany, New York
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Eric Hatch
Residence Bennington, Vermont
Profession Development officer
Website briancampion.org

Brian Campion is an American politician from Bennington, Vermont. A Democrat, he was elected to the Vermont House of Representatives in 2010, representing the Bennington-2-1 district in Bennington and North Bennington. He took office on January 5, 2011.

Born in Albany, New York, he has attended four universities and received two degrees. He attended Springfield College (B.A., 1993), the Université Laval in Quebec, the University of Massachusetts Amherst (M.A., 2001) and the University of Provence in France.[1]

An employee of Bennington College's office of external relations, Campion is also a trustee for the Bennington Museum, a commissioner of the Bennington Housing Authority, vice-chair of the Bennington County Democrats, and a director of the Bennington Chamber of Commerce.[2]

He ran for state representative in 2010, one of three candidates seeking two seats in the Bennington-2-1 district. Both incumbent state representatives, Democrat Tim Corcoran II and Republican Joseph L. Krawczyk, Jr. were seeking re-election and had endorsed each other.[3] In the general election held on November 2, 2010, Campion won 1,461 votes, finishing behind Corcoran's 1,965 but ahead of Krawczyk's 1,120.[4] He was therefore elected and took office on January 5, 2011. He won re-election in 2012.

Campion is openly gay; he lives in Bennington with his partner Eric Hatch.[2] He is one of six openly gay members of the Vermont Legislature, alongside representatives Bill Lippert (D–Hinesburg), Herb Russell (D–Rutland), Suzi Wizowaty (D–Burlington), Matt Trieber (D–Bellows Falls) and Joanna E. Cole (D–Burlington).

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