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James M. Jeffords (R)
Junior Senator from Vermont

Elected: 1988 (3rd term)
Hometown: Shrewsbury
Born: May 11, 1934; Rutland, Vt.
Religion: Congregationalist
Family: Wife, Elizabeth Daley; two children
Education: Yale U., B.S.I.A. 1956; Harvard U., LL.B. 1962
Military Service: Navy, 1956-59; Naval Reserve, 1959-90
Career: Lawyer
Political Highlights: Vt. Senate, 1967-69; Vt. attorney general, 1969-73; sought Republican nomination for governor, 1972; U.S. House, 1975-89; U.S. Senate, 1989-present
Committees: Special Aging; Finance; Health, Education, Labor & Pensions - chairman ( Aging; Employment, Safety & Training); Veterans' Affairs
Address: 728 Hart Senate Office Building, Constitution Ave. and Second St., N.E., Washington, DC, 20510-4503
Phone: (202) 224-5141
Fax: (202) 228-0776
E-mail: vermont@jeffords.senate.gov
Web site: jeffords.senate.gov

Source: Congressional Quarterly (Updated: September 29, 2000). To suggest updates and corrections: politics.feedback@cq.com


Record and Rankings
RECORD AND RANKINGS

CQ Voting Studies are an annual analysis of a member's support or opposition to a given position. Interest Group Ratings are based on rankings from groups chosen to represent liberal, conservative, business and labor viewpoints.Voting Participation scores are based on the number of times a member voted "yea" or "nay" on roll call votes (not including quorum calls in the House).

CQ Vote Studies
Year Presidential
Support
Party
Unity
  S* O* S O
1998 68% 31% 49% 50%
1997 75 21 51 46
1996 53 46 57 41
1995 50 48 58 41
1994 77 21 31 68
1993 56 42 45 53
1992 45 52 36 58
1991 54 43 36 58
1990 51 46 36 61
S=Support; O=Oppose

Voting Participation
Year %
1998 99
1997 97
1996 98
1995 97
1994 98
1993 97
1992 93
1991 94
1990 97
Interest Groups
Year ADA AFL-CIO CCUS ACU
1998 55% n/a 89% 24 %
1997 45 0 100 21
1996 50 43 62 45
1995 55 36 76 23
1994 85 50 50 12
1993 60 40 64 38
1992 65 56 60 27
1991 65 50 22 10
1990 72 44 25 26

Note on Interest Groups: ADA=Americans for Democratic Action; AFL-CIO=American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations; CCUS=Chamber of Commerce of the United States; ACU=American Conservative Union

Source: Congressional Quarterly (Updated April 1999) AT A GLANCE
AT A GLANCE

State Legislature | Urban Statistics | Registered Voters | U.S. Congress | Term Limits | Elections | Population | Miscellaneous

State Legislature
General Assembly:
Meets biennially, January-April; session often extended
House of Representatives: 150 members, 2-year terms
1999 breakdown: 67R, 77D, 2I, 4 Progressive; 102 men, 48 women
Salary: $536/week
Phone: (802) 828-2247
Senate: 30 members, 2-year terms
1999 breakdown: 13R, 17D; 20 men, 10 women
Salary: $536/week
Phone: (802) 828-2231

Urban Statistics
Burlington: Mayor Peter C. Clavelle, N-P, Population 39,004
Rutland: Mayor Jeffrey Wennberg, N-P, Population 17,605
South Burlington: City Council Chairman William Cimonetti, N-P, Population 13,860

Registered Voters
Voters do not register by party.

U.S. Congress
Senate: 1 D, 1 R
House: 1 I

Term Limits
For state offices: No

Elections
1996 Presidential Vote:
Bill Clinton 53%, Bob Dole 31%, Ross Perot 12%
1992 Presidential Vote:
Bill Clinton 46%, George Bush 30%, Ross Perot 23%
1988 Presidential Vote:
George Bush 51%, Michael S. Dukakis 48%

Population
1998 population (est.): 588,654
1990 population: 562,758
1980 population: 511,456
Percent change 1980-90: +10%
Rank among states (1998): 48
White: 98%
Black: 1%
Asian or Pacific islander: 1%
Hispanic origin: 1%
Urban: 32%
Rural: 68%
Born in state: 57%
Foreign-born: 3%
Under age 18: 145,519 (25%)
Ages 18-64: 371,246 (63%)
65 and older: 72,213 (12%)
Median age: 36.1

Miscellaneous
Web: www.state.vt.us
Capital: Montpelier
Median household income: $34,077 (1997)
   Rank among states: 34
Total area: 9,615 sq. miles
   Rank among states: 43

Source: Congressional Quarterly (Updated April 1999)


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