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Biographical Profile for Wendy Wilton
Previous Candidate for Treasurer, Vermont
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Party: Vermont Republican Party
Phone: (802) 770-0743
Address: 165 Lincoln Avenue
Rutland, VT 05701
 
Wendy Wilton's positions and views on the issues:
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General: (political statement of goals, objectives, views, philosophies)
Wendy Wilton will be an independent voice in the Vermont State Treasurer's Office. Wilton will focus on maintaining Vermont's bond rating, providing better transparency for the state's fiscal matters, and offering real solutions to solving the state's $1.2 billion pension underfunding problem, that will be fair to both the employees and the taxpayers of the state. Her social-political views are moderate.

Regarding transparency, Wilton will shine the light on the state's finances by putting timely financial information about the state budget and the state's performance on-line in an easy to understand format for use by lawmakers and voters of the state. This will reverse a D- rating the state of Vermont has recieved for fiscal transparency from the US Public Interest Research Group, and provide a new dimension in financial literacy to include the operations of state government for its citizens.

Wilton led the turn around in the fiscal health of the City of Rutland as the City Treasurer since 2007. During that time, Rutland reversed a $5 million deficit to a $3.8 million positive fund balance in the general fund and the first 'clean' audit in 32 years, largely due to her efforts to make the financial information available to the city's managment, governing body and most importantly the public, thus leading to accountability.
Personal: (gender, age, marital status, spouse's name and age, children's name and ages, home town, current residence)
Wendy Wilton grew up in South Burlington Vermont and is a graduate of South Burlington High School and UVM. She is married to Chuck Wilton. The Wiltons have resided in Rutland Vermont since 1989, and in Chester, Vermont before that. The Wiltons have two children in college--a son at Castleton State College and a daughter at UVM.
Education: (times and places of schools, colleges, major, degrees, activities, sports)
South Burlington High School 1977, National Honor Society
University of Vermont, BA Chemistry, 1981, Mortar Board, TOWERR society (women's leadership), Member of Alpha Iota chapter of Alpha Chi Omega Fraternity, President-Panhellenic association
Profession: (profession and work experience outside politics)
Current position: Treasurer, City of Rutland, since election in 2007. Has run unopposed since that time in both 2009 and 2011. Responsibilities include tax collection and delinquent tax collection, administrator of the City's pension plans, Chair of the City Pension Committee, Ex-officio (treasurer) of the Rutland Redevelopment Authority, and oversight on human resources and benefit programs for City employees and retirees in addition to the job of treasurer.
Previous Positions: Senior Business Adviser, Vermont Small Business Development Center, Key Bank, Relationship Manager, Rutland market, BancBoston Mortgage Corp., Mortgage originator/loan officer, Vermont Federal Bank, Mortgage originator/loan officer.

Military: (branch, years of service, active duty experience, highest rank, medals, honors, discharge date and type)
no response
Civic: (past and present organizations, charities involvement)
Rotary Club of Rutland, member
Pico Ski Club, member
Crossroads Arts Council, former member (organization no longer exists)
Political: (dates and titles of previously held political offices)
Treasurer, City of Rutland, since 2007
State Senator, Rutland County, 2005-2006
Rutland City Board of Aldermen, 1993-1994, and 1999
Rutland Redevelopment Authority, early 1990's to 2000
Religion: (current and past religious affiliations, beliefs)
Roman Catholic, member, Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Rutland
Accomplishments: (significant accomplishments, awards, achievements)
Vermont Municipal Clerk and Treasurer's Association, Treasurer of the Year, 2012, awarded based on the performance in Rutland's turn around
Vermont Farm Bureau Women in Agicultural Leadership Stephanie Bourdeau Legislative award, 2005
Vermont Forest Products Association legislative award, 2006
VT Small Business Development Center Star Perfomer Award, 2001
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