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Sen. Patrick J. Leahy (D-Vt.)

Political Highlights: Chittenden County state's attorney, 1966-75; U.S. Senate, 1975-present
Born: March 31, 1940; Montpelier, Vt.
Residence: Middlesex
Religion: Roman Catholic
Family: Wife, Marcelle Leahy; three children
Education: St. Michael's College, B.A. 1961; Georgetown U., J.D. 1964
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 1974 (7th term)
Committee Assignments: Agriculture, Nutrition & Forestry (Conservation, Forestry & Natural Resources; Livestock, Marketing & Agriculture Security; Nutrition, Specialty Crops, & Agricultural Research); Appropriations (Agriculture; Commerce-Justice-Science; Defense; Homeland Security; Interior-Environment; State-Foreign Operations - Ranking Member); Judiciary (Immigration and the National Interest); Rules & Administration; Joint Library

Election History
2010generalPatrick Leahy (D) 151,28164.3
Len Britton (R) 72,69930.9
Daniel Freilich (I) 3,5441.5
Cris Ericson (USM) 2,7311.2
Stephen Cain (I) 2,3561.0
Peter Diamondstone (S) 1,4330.6
Johenry Nunes (I) 1,0210.4
2004generalPatrick Leahy (D) 216,97270.6
John McMullen (R) 75,39824.5
Cris Ericson (M) 6,4862.1
Craig Hill (GREEN) 3,9991.3
Keith Stern (I) 3,3001.1
Ben Mitchell (LU) 8790.3
1998generalPatrick Leahy (D) 154,56772.2
Fred Tuttle (R) 48,05122.4
Hugh Douglas (LIBERT) 4,1992.0
Barry Nelson (I) 2,8931.4
Robert Melamede (VG) 2,4591.1
Jerry Levy (LU) 1,2380.6
1992generalPatrick Leahy (D) 154,76254.2
Jim Douglas (R) 123,85443.3
Jerry Levy (LU) 5,1211.8
Michael Godeck (FFL) 1,7800.6
1986generalPatrick Leahy (D) 124,12363.0
Richard Snelling (R) 67,79834.0
1980generalPatrick Leahy (D) 104,17650.0
Stewart Ledbetter (R) 101,42148.0
1974generalPatrick Leahy (D) 70,62950.0
Roll Call Vitals


Vermont is 41st on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.


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