The Green Papers: Off Year Election 2001

Copyright Vermont
Governor:1(Term Limit: None; 2-year term)
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 1 and 3)
2000 Representatives:1(0.23% of 435)
2002 Representatives:1(0.23% of 435)
1990 Census:562,758(0.23% of 248,765,170)
2000 Census:609,890(0.22% of 281,998,273)
Registered Voters (Nov 98):389,191
Estimated Voting age population (Jan 98):448,000 
Tuesday, November 6, 2001 Polls Close: 7 PM EST (0000 UTC)
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Governor  Term limit: None; 2-year term, Current Governors  

 Democrat  Governor Howard Dean
As Lieutenant Governor, succeeded to the office upon the death of Governor Richard A. Snelling (Republican): 14 August 1991; first elected to a full term: 1992; re-elected: 1994, 1996, 1998, 2000
Chair up for election: Tuesday, November 5, 2002.
 5 September 2001: Governor Dean announced that he will not seek re-election in 2002.

Senate  6-year term, Current Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 1Independent  Senator Jim Jeffords
First elected (as a Republican): 1988; re-elected: 1994, 2000. Switched to Independent 24 May 2001.
Seat up for election: Tuesday, November 7, 2006.

Thursday 24 May 2001: Senator James Jeffords (Republican of Vermont) announced "I will leave the Republican Party and will become an Independent". Reports indicate that Jeffords will vote for Democratic Senator Tom Daschle, now the minority leader, to be the new majority leader, giving control of the Senate to the Democrats. The Republicans have held control of the Senate since 1995. Jeffords action shifts the Senate from 50 Republicans and 50 Democrats to 49 Republicans, 50 Democrats, and 1 Independent.

Class 3Democrat  Senator Patrick Leahy
First elected: 1974; re-elected: 1980, 1986, 1992, 1998
Seat up for election: Tuesday, November 2, 2004.

House of Representatives  2 year term, Current House  
Partisan Composition: 1 Independent

At-LargeIndependent  Congressman Bernie Sanders
Seat up for election: Tuesday, November 5, 2002.

Congressional District

Vermont has been allocated only 1 Representative in Congress at large; therefore, the entire state consists of, in effect, only one statewide Congressional District.