Dustin Allard Degree

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Dustin Allard Degree
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Member of the Vermont House of Representatives
from the St. Albans City district
In office
January 5, 2011 – January 3, 2013
Preceded by Jeff Young
Succeeded by Mike McCarthy
Personal details
Born (1985-02-12) February 12, 1985 (age 29)
Political party Republican
Residence St. Albans, Vermont
Religion Catholic
Website www.dustindegree.com

Dustin Allard Degree (born February 12, 1985) is a politician from the city of St. Albans in the U.S. state of Vermont. A Republican, he represented St. Albans in the Vermont General Assembly during the 2011-2012 biennial session. Degree graduated from Bellows Free Academy, St. Albans, in 2003 and attended Norwich University and the University of Vermont. He previously worked in the office of Governor Jim Douglas.

In June 2010, Degree left his job in the governor's office to run for the Vermont House of Representatives, seeking the Franklin-3 District seat in the General Assembly to represent St. Albans City. He cited fiscal responsibility and the need to provide more opportunities to young Vermonters as his top priorities during the campaign.[1]

On November 2, 2010, Degree defeated one-term incumbent State Representative Jeff Young by 243 votes to secure one of the two seats in the district.[2] When he took office on January 5, 2011, at 25 years old, he was the second youngest member of the Vermont General Assembly and the youngest Republican serving in the Legislature.

In 2012, Degree announced that he would seek the Republican nomination to represent Franklin County in the State Senate. He won the nomination and subsequently was defeated in the general election by only 34 votes.

On February 14, 2014, Degree announced he would again seek a seat in the State Senate representing Franklin County and Alburgh.

Electoral history[edit]

Vermont General Assembly Election 2010
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Kathleen Keenan (incumbent) 1025 30.11
Republican Dustin Allard Degree 968 28.44
Democratic Jeff Young (incumbent) 725 21.30
Republican Newell Decker 686 20.15

References[edit]

  1. ^ St. Albans Messenger - Dustin Degree
  2. ^ (Vermont Election Results, Vermont Secretary of State)

External links[edit]

  • [1] St. Albans Messenger