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2010 Legislative Survey Results 

Here are the complete results for our 2010 Legislative Survey. For an analysis of our findings, check out Andy Bromage's article, "Survey Says...: A 'pol' poll shines light on Montpeliers winner, losers and snoozers.

Best Informed on Issues:

Sen. Jane Kitchel (D- Caledonia) - 5

Rep. Michael "Obie" Obuchowski (D-Rockingham) - 3

Sen. Susan Bartlett (D-Lamoille) - 3

Rep. Floyd Nease (D-Johnson) - 2

Sen. Peter Shumlin (D-Windham) - 2

Rep. Alice Emmons (D-Springfield) - 1

Sen. Peg Flory (R-Rutland) - 1

Rep. Anne Donahue (R-Northfield) - 1

Sen. Mark MacDonald (D-Orange) - 1

Rep. Alice Nitka (D-Ludlow) - 1

Rep. Martha Heath (D-Westford) - 1

Rep. Tom Koch (R-Barre) - 1

Sen. Vince Illuzzi (R-Essex/Orleans) - 1

Sen. Randy Brock (R-Franklin) - 1

Best Dealmaker:

Sen. Vince Illuzzi (R-Essex/Orleans) - 10

Sen. Peter Shumlin (D-Windham) - 4

Sen. Phil Scott (R-Washington) - 2

Sen. Susan Bartlett (D-Lamoille) - 2

Rep. Paul Poirier (I-Barre) - 1

Rep. Michael "Obie" Obuchowski (D-Rockingham) - 1

Rep. Donna Sweaney (D-Windsor) - 1

Sen. John Campbell (D-Windsor) - 1

Rep. Shap Smith (D-Morrisville) - 1

Sen. Dick Sears (D-Bennington) - 1

Most Politically Incorrect:

Rep. Jason Lorber (D-Burlington) - 3

Rep. Duncan Kilmartin (R-Newport) - 3

Rep. Cynthia Browning (D-Arlington) - 2

Rep. David Zuckerman (P-Burlington) - 2

Rep. Cynthia Martin (D-Springfield) - 1

Rep. Frank Geier (D-South Burlington) - 1

Rep. Patti Komline (R-Dorset) - 1

Rep. Kathy Pellett (D-Chester) - 1

Sen. Robert Starr (D-Essex/Orleans) - 1

Rep. Shap Smith (D-Morrisville) - 1

Rep. John Rodgers (D-Glover) - 1

Rep. Bob Helm (R-Fair Haven) - 1

Rep. Dick Howrigan (D-Fairfield) - 1

Rep. Paul Poirier (I-Barre) - 1

Rep. Bob Lewis (R-Derby) - 1

Rep. Joe Baker (R-West Rutland) - 1

Rep. MIchel Consejo (D-Sheldon Springs) - 1

Most Ethically Challenged:

Sen. Peter Shumlin (D-Windham) - 12

Sen. Vince Illuzzi (R-Essex/Orleans) - 7

Rep. David Zuckerman (P-Burlington) - 3

Rep. Kurt Wright (R-Burlington) - 2

Rep. Heidi Scheuermann (R-Stowe) - 1

Rep. Leigh Larocque (R-St. Johnsbury) - 1

Rep. Ernie Shand (D-Weathersfield) - 1

Rep. Don Turner (R-Milton) - 1

Most Intelligent:

Rep. Michael "Obie" Obuchowski (D-Rockingham) - 4

Rep. Shap Smith (D-Morrisville) - 3

Rep. Bill Botzow (D-Bennington) - 2

Rep. Cynthia Browning (D-Arlington) - 2

Sen. Jane Kitchel (D-Caledonia) - 2

Rep. Dick Marek (D-Newfane) - 2

Sen. Peg Flory (R-Rutland) - 1

Sen. Randy Brock (R-Franklin) - 1

Sen. Vince Illuzzi (R-Essex/Orleans) - 1

Sen. Susan Bartlett (D-Lamoille) - 1

Rep. Oliver Olsen (R-Jamaica) - 1

Sen. Dick McCormack (D-Windsor) - 1

Best Orator:

Rep. Tom Koch (R-Barre) - 4

Sen. Dick McCormack (D-Windsor) - 3

Sen. Peter Shumlin (D-Windham) - 3

Sen. Peg Flory (R-Rutland) - 2

Rep. Pat O'Donnell (R-Vernon) - 2

Rep. Peter Fagan (R-Rutland) - 2

RETIRED Sen. James Leddy (D-Chittenden) - 2

Rep. Bill Lippert (D-Hinesburg) - 1

Rep. MIchael "Obie" Obuchowski (D-Rockingham) - 1

Rep. Duncan Kilmartin (R-Newport) - 1

Rep. Pat McDonald (R-Barre) - 1

Rep. Dick Marek (D-Newfane) - 1

Rep. David Deen (D-Westminster) - 1

Rep. Anne Donahue (R-Northfield) - 1

Rep. John Moran (D-Wardsboro) - 1

Most Partisan:

Rep. Floyd Nease (D-Johnson) - 6

Rep. Mary Morrissey (R-Bennington) - 3

Sen. Peter Shumlin (D-Windham) - 2

Rep. Oliver Olsen (R-Jamaica) - 2

Rep. Pat McDonald (R-Barre) - 1

Rep. Lucy Leriche (D-Hardwick) - 1

Rep. David Zuckerman (P-Burlington) - 1

Rep. Patti Komline (R-Dorset) - 1

Rep. Kurt Wright (R-Burlington) -1

Sen. Randy Brock (R-Franklin) - 1

Rep. Michael "Obie" Obuchowski (D-Rockingham) - 1

Rep. Heidi Scheuermann (R-Stowe) - 1

Sen. Vince Illuzzi (R-Essex/Orleans) - 1

Sen. John Campbell (D-Windsor) - 1

Democratic Party - 1

Most Likely to Reach Across the Aisle:

Sen. Phil Scott (R-Washington) - 6

Sen. Diane Snelling (R-Chittenden) - 4

Rep. Jim Condon (D-Colchester) - 3

Sen. Vince Illuzzi (R-Essex/Oeleans) - 2

Rep. John Rodgers (D-Glover) - 1

Rep. David Deen (D-Westminster) - 1

Rep. Tom Koch (R-Barre) - 1

Rep. John Clerkin (R-White River Junction) - 1

Rep. Shap Smith (D-Morrisville) - 1

Rep. Anne Donahue (R-Northfield) - 1

Sen. Doug Racine (D-Chittenden) - 1

Rep. Cynthia Browning (D-Arlington) - 1

Rep. Patti Komline (R-Dorset) - 1

Sen. Kevin Mullin (R-Rutland) - 1

Sen. Dick Mazza (D-Grand Isle) - 1

Most Integrity:

Rep. Tom Koch (R-Barre) - 3

Sen. Dick Mazza (D-Grand Isle) - 3

Sen. Dick McCormack (D-Windsor) - 2

Rep. Michael Fisher (D-Lincoln) - 2

Rep. Anne Donahue (R-Northfield) - 2

Sen. Phil Scott (R-Washington) - 2

Rep. Michael "Obie" Obuchowski (D-Rockingham) - 2

Rep. Carolyn Branagan(R-Georgia) - 2

Sen. Susan Bartlett (D-Lamoille) - 1

Rep. Steve Adams (R-Hartland) - 1

Rep. Jim McCullough (D-Williston) - 1

Rep. John Zenie (D-Colchester) - 1

Rep. Kathleen Keenan (D-St. Albans) - 1

Rep. Michael Marcotte (R-Coventry) - 1

Sen. Doug Racine (D-Chittenden) - 1

Stingiest:

Sen. Vince Illuzzi (R-Essex/Orleans) - 2

Rep. Phil Winters (R-Williamstown) - 2

Rep. Martha Heath (D-Westford) - 2

Sen. Susan Bartlett (D-Lamoille) - 2

Sen. Kevin Mullin (R-Rutland) - 1

Rep. Carolyn Branagan (R-Georgia) - 1

Rep. Bob Helm (R-Fair Haven) - 1

Rep. Al Pearce (R-Richford) - 1

Rep. Joe Baker (R-West Rutland) - 1

Rep. Heidi Scheuermann (R-Stowe) - 1

Rep. Carolyn Partridge (D-Windham) - 1

Gov. Douglas - 1

Biggest Tax-and-Spender:

Sen. Doug Racine (D-Chittenden) - 4

Rep. David Zuckerman (P-Burlington) - 4

Rep. Michael Fisher (D-Lincoln) - 2

Rep. Paul Poirier (I-Barre) - 2

Rep. Ann Pugh (D-South Burlington) - 1

Rep. Warren Kitzmiller (D-Montpelier) - 1

Rep. Janet Ancel (D-Calais) - 1

Sen. Mark MacDonald (D-Orange) - 1

Rep. Shap Smith (D-Morrisville) - 1

Sen. Dick McCormack (D-Windsor) - 1

Rep. Dave Sharpe (D-Bristol) - 1

Rep. Tony Klein (D-East Montpelier) - 1

Governor's Pet:

Sen. Dick Mazza (D-Grand Isle) - 5

Rep. Patti Komline (R-Dorset) - 4

Rep. Kurt Wright (R-Burlington) - 1

Rep. John Morley (R-Orleans) - 1

Rep. Ron Hubert (R-Milton) - 1

Rep. Joe Acinapura (R-Brandon) - 1

Rep. Jason Lorber (D-Burlington)- 1

Sen. Kevin Mullin (R-Rutland) - 1

Rep. Tom Koch (R-Barre) - 1

Rep. Pat O'Donnell (R-Vernon) - 1

Rep. Michael Marcotte (R-Coventry) - 1

Rep. Tim Corcoran (D-Bennington) - 1

Rep. Joe Baker (R-West Rutland) - 1

Biggest Schmoozer:

Sen. John Campbell (D-Windsor) - 8

Sen. Peter Shumlin (D-Windham) - 4

Rep. Greg Clark (R-Vergennes) - 2

Rep. Tim Jerman (D-Essex Junction) - 1

Sen. Bill Doyle (R-Washington) - 1

Rep. Joe Baker (R-West Rutland) - 1

Rep. John Morley (R-Orleans) - 1

Rep. Floyd Nease (D-Johnson) - 1

Rep. Alison Clarkson (D-Woodstock) - 1

The Workers' Champion:

Sen. Vince Illuzzi (R-Essex/Orleans) - 7

Rep. Paul Poirier (I-Barre) - 7

Rep. John Moran (D-Wardsboro) - 5

Rep. Susan Davis (P-West Topsham) - 1

Rep. David Zuckerman (P-Burlington) - 1

Rep. Donna Sweaney (D-Windsor) - 1

Rep. Warren Kitzmiller (D-Montpelier) - 1

Most Business Friendly:

Sen. Hinda Miller (D-Chittenden) - 5

Sen. Dick Mazza (D-Grand Isle) - 3

Rep. Michael Marcotte (R-Coventry) - 3

Rep. Ron Hubert (R-Milton) - 2

Rep. Don Turner (R-Milton) - 2

Rep. Pat McDonald (R-Berlin/Barre)

Sen. Bill Carris (D-Rutland) - 1

Sen. Doug Racine (D-Chittenden) - 1

Rep. Heidi Scheuermann (R-Stowe) - 1

Rep. Kurt Wright (R-Burlington) - 1

Sen. Dick Sears (D-Bennington) - 1

Rep. Floyd Nease (D-Johnson) - 1

Rep. Megan Smith (D-Rutland) - 1

The Press Corps' Darling:

Sen. Peter Shumlin (D-Windham) - 10

Sen. Vince Illuzzi (R-Essex/Orleans) - 3

Rep. Tony Klein (D-East Montpelier) - 2

Gov. Jim Douglas - 2

Rep. David Zuckerman (P-Burlington) - 1

Sen. Dick McCormack (D-Windsor) - 1

Rep. Pat McDonald (R-Berlin/Barre) - 1

Rep. Paul Poirier (I-Barre) - 1

Rep. Kurt Wright (R-Burlington) - 1

Sen. Phil Scott (R-Washington) - 1

Rep. Shap Smith (D-Morrisville) - 1

Rep. Bill Lippert (D-Hinesburg) - 1

Worst Temper:

Sen. Dick Sears (D-Bennington)- 9

Sen. Mark MacDonald (D-Orange) - 4

Rep. Mary Morrissey (R-Bennington) - 3

Rep. Floyd Nease (D-Johnson) - 1

Rep. David Deen (D-Westminster) - 1

Rep. Tony Klein (D-East Montpelier) - 1

Rep. Patty O'Donnell (R-Vernon) - 1

Rep. Ann Pugh (D-South Burlington) - 1

Sen. Susan Bartlett (D-Lamoille) - 1

Rep. David Zuckerman (P-Burlington) - 1

Should Probably Retire:

Sen. Ed Flanagan (D-Chittenden) - 7

Sen. Bill Doyle (R-Washington) - 6

Rep. Sonny Audette (D-South Burlington) - 5

Sen. Peter Shumlin (D-Windham) - 2

Rep. Leigh Larocque (R-St. Johnsbury) - 2

Rep. Mary Morrissey (R-Bennington) - 1

Rep. Greg Clark (R-Vergennes) - 1

Sen. Diane Snelling (R-Chittenden) - 1

Rep. Bill Aswad (D-Burlington) - 1

Rep. Paul Poirier (I-Barre) - 1

Best Environmental Watchdog:

Rep. David Deen (D-Westminster) - 9

Rep. Tony Klein (D-East Montpelier) - 4

Sen. Dick McCormack (D-Windsor) - 4

Sen. Ginny Lyons (D-Chittenden) - 3

Rep. Jim McCullough (D-Williston) - 2

Rep. Sarah Edwards (P-Brattleboro) - 1

Rep. Steve Adams (R-Hartland) - 1

Rep. David Zuckerman (P-Burlington) - 1

Rep. Norm McAllister (R-Franklin) - 1

Biggest Flirt:

Sen. John Campbell (D-Windsor) - 14

Sen. Peter Shumlin (D-Windham) - 3

Rep. Bill Aswad (D-Burlington) - 1

Rep. Ernie Shand (D-Weathersfield) - 1

Rep. Patti Komline (R-Dorset) - 1

Rep. Tony Klein (D-East Montpelier) - 1

Rep. Lucy Leriche (D-Hardwick) - 1

Rep. Alison Clarkson (D-Woodstock) - 1

Rep. Leigh Larocque (R-St. Johnsbury) - 1

Rep. David Deen (D-Westminster) - 1

Most Likely to U-Lock Himself or Herself to Something in Protest:

Rep. David Zuckerman (P-Burlington) - 10

Sen. Dick McCormack (D-Windsor) - 4

Rep. Michael Fisher (D-Lincoln) - 3

Rep. Cynthia Browning (D-Arlington) - 2

Rep. Anne Donahue (R-Northfield) - 1

Rep. Kurt Wright (R-Burlington) - 1

Rep. John Rodgers (D-Glover) - 1

Sen. Jeanette White (D-Windham) - 1

Sen. Mark McDonald (D-Orange) - 1

Rep. Rachel Weston (D-Burlington) - 1

Rep. Sarah Edwards (P-Brattleboro) - 1

Rep. Suzi Wizowaty (D-Burlington) - 1

Funniest:

Rep. John Rodgers (D-Glover) - 4

Rep. Jason Lorber (D-Burlington) - 4

Rep. Greg Clark (R-Vergennes) - 3

Rep. Richard Howrigan (D-Fairfield) - 2

Sen. Dick McCormack (D-Windsor) - 2

Rep. John Clerkin (R-White River Junction) - 2

Rep. Joey Donovan (D-Burlington) - 1

Rep. Bill Johnson (R-Canaan) - 1

Rep. Tim Jerman (D-Essex Junction) - 1

Rep. Andy Donaghy (R-Poultney) - 1

Sen. Mark MacDonald (D-Orange) - 1

Rep. Jim Condon (D-Colchester) - 1

Rookie of the Year (2008-2010):

Sen. Tim Ashe (D/P-Chittenden) - 7

Rep. Adam Greshin (I-Warren) - 4

Rep. Diane Lanpher (D-Vergennes) - 3

Rep. Jeff Wilson (D-Manchester) - 2

Rep. Linda Waite-Simpson (D-Essex Junction) - 1

Rep. Kesha Ram (D-Burlington) - 1

Rep. Megan Smith (D-Rutland) - 1

Rep. Suzi Wizowaty (D-Burlington) - 1

Rep. Ron Hubert (R-Milton) - 1

Rep. Adam Howard (R-Cambridge) -1

Sen. Matt Choate (R-Caledonia) - 1

Rep. Mark Higley (R-Lowell) - 1

Rep. Kate Webb (D-Shelburne) - 1

Most Likely to Fall Asleep During Hearings:

Sen. Bill Doyle (R-Washington) - 3

Rep. Bill Aswad (D-Burlington) - 3

Sen. Dick McCormack (D-Windsor) - 2

Rep. Sonny Audette (D-South Burlington) - 2

Rep. Gary Reis (R-St. Johnsbury) - 2

Sen. Ann Cummings (D-Washington) - 1

Sen. Ed Flanagan (D-Chittenden) - 1

Rep. Richard Howrigan( D-Fairfield) - 1

Rep. Ken Atkins (D-Winooski) - 1

Rep. Leigh Larocque (R-St. Johnsbury) - 1

Rep. Scott Wheeler (R-Newport) - 1

Sen. Dick Mazza (D-Grand Isle) - 1

Future U.S. Senator:

Rep. Shap Smith (D-Morrisville) - 6

Rep. John Morley (R-Orleans) - 5

Congressman Welch - 2

Gov. Douglas - 1

Rep. Kesha Ram (D-Burlington) - 1

Rep. David Zuckerman (P-Burlington) - 1

Sen. Robert Starr (D-Essex/Orleans) - 1

Rep. Heidi Scheuermann (R-Stowe) - 1

Sen. Phil Scott (R-Washington) - 1

Sen. Doug Racine (D-Chittenden) - 1

Rep. Pat McDonald (R-Berlin/Barre) - 1

Rep. Mitzi Johnson (D-South Hero) - 1

Sen. Peter Shumlin (D-Windham) - 1

Sen. Randy Brock (R-Franklin) - 1

Rep. Mark Larson ( D-Burlington) - 1

Best Looking Man

Sen. Phil Scott (R-Washington) - 4

Sen. Tim Ashe (D/P-Chittenden) - 3

Rep. David Zuckerman (P-Burlington) - 2

Rep. Willem Jewitt (D-Ripton) - 2

Sen. Peter Shumlin (D-Windham) - 2

Rep. John Morley (R-Orleans) - 1

Rep. Jeff Wilson (D-Manchester) - 1

Rep. Shap Smith (D-Morrisville) - 1

Rep. Michel Consejo (D-Sheldon Springs) - 1

Rep. Will Stevens (I-Shoreham) - 1

Rep. Steve Maier (D-Middlebury) - 1

Rep. Jason Lorber (D-Burlington) - 1

Rep. Sonny Audette (D-South Burlington) - 1

Sen. Doug Racine (D-Chittenden) - 1

Rep. Phil Winters (R-Williamstown) - 1

Rep. Floyd Nease (D-Johnson) - 1

Rep. Kurt Wright (R-Burlington) - 1

Best Looking Woman:

Rep. Catherine "Kitty" Beattie Toll (D-Danville) - 5 votes

Rep. Mitzi Johnson (D-South Hero) - 4

Rep. Kesha Ram (D-Burlington) - 3

Rep. Rachel Weston (D-Burlington) - 2

Rep. Patti Komline (R-Dorset) - 2

Rep.Lucy Leriche (D-Hardwick) - 2

Sen. Alice Nitka (D-Windsor) - 1

Rep. Sarah Copeland-Hanzas (D-Bradford) - 1

Sen. Jane Kitchel (D-Caledonia) - 1

Rep. Kathy Pellett (D-Chester) -1

Rep. Sue Minter (D-Waterbury Center) - 1

Rep. Megan Smith (D-Rutland) - 1

Rep. Maxine Grad (D-Moretown) - 1

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