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  Welch, Peter
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AffiliationDemocratic  
<-  2011-01-01  
 
NamePeter Welch
Address
Norwich, Vermont , United States
EmailNone
Website [Link]
Born May 02, 1947 (72 years)
ContributorJoshua L.
Last ModifedRBH
Oct 22, 2018 01:07pm
Tags Caucasian - Liberal - Anti Alaska/Offshore Oil Drilling - Anti-Bush Tax Cuts (Pro-Tax Cut Rollback) - Anti-Death Penalty - Government Reform - Health Care Reform - Pro Environment - Pro- gun - Pro-Choice - Pro-Civil Unions - Pro-Labor - Married - Widowed - Catholic - Christian - Straight -
InfoPeter Welch was born in Springfield, Massachusetts, in 1947 into a family of six children. He attended Holy Name Grammar School and Cathedral High School. After graduating from Holy Cross College in 1969, he was selected to be in the first class of Robert F. Kennedy Fellows. This honor allowed him to continue the civil rights work he began in college, helping families in Chicago overcome discriminatory housing policies. Welch graduated from the University of California Berkeley, Boalt Hall in 1973.

Settling in Vermont, Welch worked as a public defender and subsequently founded the law firm of Welch, Graham & Manby.

In 1980, Welch became only the second Democrat ever elected to represent Windsor County in the Vermont State Senate. In 1985 he was elected by his colleagues to serve as President Pro Tem of the Vermont Senate, becoming the first Democrat in Vermont history to hold this leadership position. Welch returned to the Senate in 2002 and his colleagues again elected him President Pro Tem in 2003, a position he held until 2006.

Welch, who lives in Hartland, Vermont, was elected to his first term as Vermont's lone U.S. Representative in 2006 and was reelected in 2008. Welch serves on the Committee on Energy and Commerce, the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, and the Committee on Standards of Official Conduct. For more information on his committee assignments, click here.
Welch's first wife, Joan Smith, a dean at the University of Vermont, died in 2004. In January of 2009, Welch married Margaret Cheney, a magazine editor, Spanish instructor, and member of the Vermont House of Representatives. Between them, Welch and Cheney have eight children and stepchildren.


JOB APPROVAL POLLS
DateFirmApproveDisapproveDon't Know
07/06/2018-07/16/2018 Braun Research 47.00% ( 0.0) 17.00% ( 0.0) 35.00% ( 0.0)
07/28/2011-07/31/2011 Public Policy Polling 59.00% ( 0.0) 29.00% ( 0.0) 12.00% ( 0.0)

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NEWS
Date Category Headline Article Contributor
May 18, 2008 05:00pm News Freshman U.S. Rep. Peter Welch has no opponent  Article COSDem 

DISCUSSION
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FAMILY
Wife Margaret Cheney Jan 02, 2009-

INFORMATION LINKS
RACES
  08/11/2020 VT At-Large - D Primary ???
  11/06/2018 VT At-Large Won 69.20% (+43.25%)
  08/14/2018 VT At-Large - PRG Primary Won 62.04% (+42.93%)
  08/14/2018 VT US Senate - D Primary Lost 0.01% (-94.01%)
  08/14/2018 VT US Senate - R Primary Lost 0.05% (-37.43%)
  08/14/2018 VT At-Large - D Primary Won 83.96% (+72.14%)
  08/14/2018 VT At-Large - R Primary Lost 4.30% (-55.52%)
  11/08/2016 VT At-Large Won 89.53% (+79.57%)
  08/09/2016 VT At-Large - D Primary Won 99.49% (+99.03%)
  08/09/2016 VT At-Large - R Primary Won 61.06% (+31.51%)
  08/09/2016 VT At-Large - PRG Primary Won 77.73% (+63.51%)
  11/04/2014 VT At-Large Won 64.43% (+33.39%)
  08/26/2014 VT At-Large - D Primary Won 98.85% (+97.70%)
  11/06/2012 VT At-Large Won 71.95% (+48.65%)
  11/02/2010 VT At-Large Won 64.57% (+32.54%)
  11/04/2008 VT At-Large Won 83.25% (+78.43%)
  09/09/2008 VT At-Large - D Primary Won 87.74% (+75.93%)
  09/09/2008 VT At-Large - R Primary Won 49.63% (-0.74%)
  11/07/2006 VT At-Large Won 53.22% (+8.68%)
  09/12/2006 VT At-Large - D Primary Won 97.11% (+94.22%)
  01/03/2005 President Pro Tempore Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/02/2004 VT State Senate - Windsor County Won 23.69% (+1.30%)
  11/05/2002 VT State Senate - Windsor County Won 24.19% (+0.00%)
  11/06/1990 VT Governor Lost 46.03% (-5.78%)
  09/11/1990 VT Governor - D Primary Won 86.60% (+76.44%)
  09/13/1988 VT At-Large - D Primary Lost 33.16% (-0.82%)
ENDORSEMENTS
VT US President - D Primary - Mar 03, 2020 I Bernie Sanders
US President - D Primaries - Feb 09, 2020 I Bernie Sanders
VT US President - D Primary - Mar 01, 2016 I Bernie Sanders
US House Minority Whip - Nov 16, 2010 D Steny H. Hoyer
US Secretary of Health and Human Services - Apr 28, 2009 D Howard Dean
VT US President - D Primary - Mar 04, 2008 D Barack Obama
US President - D Primaries - Jun 03, 2008 D Barack Obama
VT US Senate - Nov 07, 2006 I Bernie Sanders
VT Lt. Governor - D Primary - Sep 12, 2006 D Matt Dunne
VT US President - D Primary - Mar 07, 2000 D Bill Bradley
FEC COMMITTEES
C00413179 Welch for Congress $ 2208508.75