Joe Benning
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Joe Benning

Republican

State Senator, Caledonia District

Vermont

Addresses

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Capitol
115 State Street Vermont State Senate
Montpelier, VT. 05633-5301
Lyndonville District Office
Post Office Box 142
Lyndonville, VT. 05851
Lyndonville
291 Happy Hill Road
Lyndonville, VT. 05851
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Joe Benning

State Senator, Caledonia District
Summary
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Experience
64
Years of Age
10
Years of Experience
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Joseph Charles Benning (born December 7, 1956) is an American politician and a Republican member of the Vermont Senate representing Caledonia District since 2011. He served as the Senate's Minority leader from January 2013 to January 2017, when he was succeeded by Dustin Allard Degree. In late 2017, Degree resigned from the Senate, and Benning was again chosen by the Senate's Republicans to serve as Minority Leader.Born in Long Branch, New Jersey, Benning graduated from Mater Dei High School in 1975. He earned a B.A. in Social Science from Lyndon State College in 1979 and a J.D. from the Vermont Law School in 1983. Benning is former Chair of Vermont's Human Rights Commission and former member of the Board of Trustees for the Vermont State Colleges. He was elected to the Vermont Senate in 2010.

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Experience

Education

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Darden School of Business, University of Virginia
Attended Emerging Leaders Program
2011
Vermont Law School
JD
1983
Lyndon State College
BA Social Studies
1975 - 1979

Past Positions

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Senator
Vermont State Senate
2011 - Current
Former Minority Leader
Vermont State Senate
Lawyer
Joseph C. Benning, Esquire
1993 - Current
Adjunct Professor
Lyndon State College
Former Account Executive
WSTJ, Saint Johnsbury
Former Law Practitioner
Joseph T. Malgeri, Esqire
Former Partner
Bertolini, Benning and Glinka
Former Radio Announcer
WTSL, Hanover
Former Radio Announcer
Q106, Claremont, New Hampshire

Other Experience

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Corporator
Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital
Current
Member
American Motorcyclist Association
Current
Member
Lyndon Historical Society
Current
Member
Board of Civil Authority
Current
Town Moderator
Town of Lyndon
2011 - Current
Chair
Vermont Human Rights Commission
2007 - 2010
Chair
Lyndon Town Republican Committee
1992 - 2002
Member
Lyndon School Board
1996 - 2000
Justice of the Peace
Town of Lyndon, Vermont
1992 - Current
Chair
Lyndon State College Foundation
1988 - 1992
Member
Moot Court Advisory Board, Vermont Law School
1983
Charter Member
Paths Around Lyndonville Committee
Delegate
Environmental Committee, Council of State Governments
Former Board Member
Northeast Kingdom Youth Services
Former Member
Caledonia County Task Force on Domestic Violence
Former Member
Lyndonville Stars & Stripes Committee
Former Member
Board of Trustees, Vermont State Colleges
Former Organizer
Toys For Tots
Former President
Lyndonville Rotary Club
Former Town Agent
Town of Lyndon
Former Trustee
Lyndon Institute
Former Vice-President
Caledonia County Bar Association
Former Village Agent
Village of Lyndonville
Founding Member
Central Vermont Harley Owners Group
Former Member
Joint Committee on Judicial Retention, Vermont State Senate
Former Member
Joint Committee on Rules, Vermont State Senate
Former Member
Rules Committee, Vermont State Senate
Former Member
Joint Rules Committee, Vermont State Senate
Former Member
Government Operations Committee, Vermont State Senate
Former Member
Education Committee, Vermont State Senate
Former Member
Rules Committee, Vermont State Senate
Former Vice Chair
Joint Committee on Judicial Rules, Vermont State Senate
Former Vice Chair
Judiciary Committee, Vermont State Senate