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Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.)

Chief Deputy Whip


Biography
District: At Large
Political Highlights: Vt. Senate, 1981-89; sought Democratic nomination for U.S. House, 1988; Democratic nominee for governor, 1990; Vt. Senate, 2002-06; U.S. House, 2007-present
Born: May 2, 1947; Springfield, Mass.
Residence: Norwich
Religion: Roman Catholic
Family: Wife, Margaret Cheney; eight children
Education: College of the Holy Cross, A.B. 1969; U. of California, Berkeley, J.D. 1973
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 2006 (4th term)
Committee Assignments: Energy & Commerce (Commerce, Manufacturing & Trade; Communications & Technology; Oversight & Investigations); Oversight & Government Reform (National Security)

Election History
YearElectionCandidateVotes%
2014generalPeter Welch (D) 123,89664.4
Mark Donka (R) 59,90331.1
Cris Ericson (I) 2,8061.5
Matthew Andrews (LU) 2,0801.1
Jerry Trudell (EINDC) 2,0381.1
Randall Meyer (I) 1,6980.9
2012generalPeter Welch (D) 208,60071.9
Mark Donka (R) 67,54323.3
James Desrochers (I) 8,3022.9
Jane Newton (LU) 4,0651.4
Andre Laframboise (VKI) 1,1530.4
2010generalPeter Welch (D) 154,00664.6
Paul Beaudry (R) 76,40332.0
Gus Jaccaci (I) 4,7042.0
Jane Newton (S) 3,2221.4
2008generalPeter Welch (D) 248,20383.2
Mike Bethel (I) 14,3494.8
Jerry Trudell (EINDC) 10,8183.6
Thomas Hermann (PRO) 9,0813.0
Cris Ericson (I) 7,8412.6
Jane Newton (LU) 5,3071.8
2006generalPeter Welch (D) 139,81553.2
Martha Rainville (R) 117,02344.5
Dennis Morriseau (IBN) 1,3900.5
Jerry Trudell (I) 1,0130.4
Bruce Marshall (VGE) 9940.4
Keith Stern (I) 9630.4
Jane Newton (LU) 7210.3
Chris Karr (WTP) 5990.2
1990generalRichard Snelling (R) 109,54051.8
Peter Welch (D) 97,32146.0
David Atkinson (LIBERT) 2,7771.3
Richard Gottlieb (LU) 1,3890.7
Roll Call Vitals

218th

on the House Seniority List

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41st

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

3,172

Twitter Followers (@PeterWelch)

Rep. Peter Welch has no appearances on Sunday talk shows.

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Roll Call and CQ Weekly use ratings assigned by the Rothenberg Political Report, which are defined as follows: SAFE: As of today, the party indicated is all but certain to win the seat. FAVORED: One candidate has a substantial advantage, but an upset is still possible. LEAN: The party indicated has the edge, but the outcome is less certain than for races rated as favored. TILT: The outcome is effectively regarded as a tossup for each of these highly competitive seats, although the party indicated has a slight edge. TOSSUP: Neither party has an edge in these contests.