The Green Papers: Vermont 2006 Midterm Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
Primary: Tuesday 12 September 2006
General Election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Electoral Votes:3(0.56% of 538)
Governor:1 
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 1 and 3)
2002-2010 Representatives:1(0.23% of 435)
2000 Census:609,890 (0.22% of 281,998,273)
Estimated Voting age population (November 2000):460,000
Registered Voters (November 2000):427,354
Capital:Montpelier
Tuesday 12 September 2006 polling hours 5:00a EDT (0900 UTC) to 7:00p EDT (2300 UTC). Polls may open as early as 5:00a and no later than 10:00a as set by the Board of Civil Authority.
Tuesday 7 November 2006 polling hours 5:00a EST (1000 UTC) to 7:00p EST (0000 UTC). Polls may open as early as 5:00a and no later than 10:00a as set by the Board of Civil Authority.
 

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Vermont State and Local Government


The vote counts on this page reflect the certified results as of 15 November 2006.



VERMONT PRIMARY

Tuesday 12 September 2006

VERMONT Primary results from a media source
(use pull down menu marked "Choose..." to find races of interest)

Contested STATEWIDE races:

  • United States Senate (Class 1):
    • Democrats have nominated Bernie Sanders
    • Republicans have nominated Rich Tarrant
  • Lieutenant Governor:
    • Democrats have nominated Matt Dunne
  • Attorney General:
    • Republicans have nominated Dennis Carver

Contested U.S. HOUSE races:

  • At Large:
    • Republicans have nominated Martha Rainville
 
           

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 109th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 1
Seat up for election
Open
Independent Senator Jim Jeffords
First elected (as a Republican): 1988; re-elected: 1994, 2000. Switched to Independent 24 May 2001.
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Open Seat - 20 April 2005: Announced retirement effective at the end of his current term.
 Polls: Independent Congressman Bernard "Bernie" Sanders
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **
  Elected Independent; (Democratic) 171,638 65.41% Congressman Bernard "Bernie" Sanders
Independent At-Large Congressman Sanders won the Democratic Primary on 12 September 2006. On 13 September 2006 Congressman Sanders turned down the Democratic nomination and declared an independent candidacy for the November election.

FEC: $6,179,359
  Candidate Republican 84,924 32.36% Richard E. "Rich" Tarrant
FEC: $7,315,854
  Candidate Independent; (Republican) 1,735 0.66% Cris Ericson
Ran for but did not receive, the Republican nomination in the 12 September primary. Ms. Ericson plans to run as an Independent under the ballot line of "Marijuana". In addtion, Ms. Ericson is an Independent candidate for Governor.

FEC finanical report not available
  Candidate Green; (Democratic) 1,536 0.59% Craig Hill
Ran for but did not receive the Democratic nomination in the 12 September primary.

FEC finanical report not available
  Candidate Independent 1,518 0.58% Peter D. Moss
Party designation: Anti-Bushist Candidate.
Mr. Moss ran for the Senate Class 3 seat in 2004 as a Republican. In 2006 Mr. Moss ran for, but did not receive, the Democratic nomination for the Senate Class 1 seat.

FEC finanical report not available
  Candidate Liberty Union 801 0.31% Pete Diamondstone
FEC finanical report not available
  Candidate Scattering 267 0.10% Write-in Votes
Total 262,419 100.00%  

Class 3 Democratic Senator Patrick Leahy
First elected: 1974; re-elected: 1980, 1986, 1992, 1998, 2004.
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010

Governor  2 year term, Election Cycle: 2004, 2006. Term Limit: None, All Governors

Chair up for election Republican Governor James H. "Jim" Douglas
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
First elected: 2002; re-elected: 2004.
Chair up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Renominated - 12 September 2006 Primary
 Polls: Leans Republican - Republican Governor James H. "Jim" Douglas
  Elected Republican 148,014 56.38% Governor James H. "Jim" Douglas
  Candidate Democratic 108,090 41.17% Scudder Parker
  Candidate Independent 2,477 0.94% Cris Ericson
"Marijuana". Ms. Ericson is also running for the Class 1 Senate seat as a Republican and Independent.
  Candidate Green 1,936 0.74% Jim Hogue
  Candidate Independent 1,216 0.46% Benjamin Clarke
Party designation: Vermont Localist
  Candidate Liberty Union 638 0.24% Bob Skold
  Candidate Scattering 153 0.06% Write-in Votes
Total 262,524 100.00%  

Lieutenant Governor  2 year term, Election Cycle: 2004, 2006

Seat up for election Republican Lieutenant Governor Brian E. Dubie
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
First Elected: 2002; re-elected: 2004
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Renominated - 12 September 2006 Primary
 Polls: Republican Lieutenant Governor Brian E. Dubie
  Elected Republican 133,250 51.17% Lieutenant Governor Brian E. Dubie
  Candidate Democratic 118,411 45.47% Matt Dunne
  Candidate Progressive 5,658 2.17% Marvin Malek
  Candidate Liberty Union 2,995 1.15% Mary Alice "Mal" Herbert
  Candidate Scattering 116 0.04% Write-in Votes
Total 260,430 100.00%  
  
Lt. Governor Dubie, a colonel in the Air Force reserves, left Vermont for Iraq on 8 September 2006 after being called to serve as part of a field assessment team. He was also called to active duty during the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympics, following the 11 September 2001 attacks, and following Hurricane Katrina.

109th U.S. House of Representatives  2 year term, Election Cycle 2006, 2008. No Term Limit. 109th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
1 Independent (1 Open)

At-Large
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Seat up for election
Open
Independent Congressman Bernie Sanders
First elected: 1990
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Open Seat - Candidate for the Class 1 Senate Seat in 2006
 Polls: Leans Democratic - Democratic Peter F. Welch
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **
  Elected Democratic 139,815 53.22% Peter F. Welch
State Senate President Pro Tempore

FEC: $2,066,308
  Candidate Republican 117,023 44.54% Martha T. Rainville
FEC: $1,133,132
  Candidate Independent 1,390 0.53% Dennis Morrisseau
Party designation: Impeach Bush Now
  Candidate Independent 1,013 0.39% Jerry Trudell
FEC finanical report not available
  Candidate Green 994 0.38% Bruce R. Marshall
FEC finanical report not available
  Candidate Independent 963 0.37% Keith Stern
FEC finanical report not available
  Candidate Liberty Union 721 0.27% Jane Newton
FEC finanical report not available
  Candidate Independent 599 0.23% Chris Karr
Party designation: We the People

FEC finanical report not available
  Candidate Scattering 208 0.08% Write-in Votes
Total 262,726 100.00%  

Secretary of State  2 year term, Election Cycle: 2004, 2006

Seat up for election Democratic/Republican Secretary of State Deborah L. "Deb" Markowitz
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
First elected: 1998, re-elected: 2000, 2002, 2004
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Renominated - 12 September 2006 Primary
  Elected Democratic 184,914 72.69% Secretary of State Deborah L. "Deb" Markowitz
  Candidate Republican 64,508 25.36% Cheryl Moomey
  Candidate Liberty Union 4,827 1.90% Boots Wardinski
  Candidate Scattering 144 0.06% Write-in Votes
Total 254,393 100.00%  

Attorney General  2 year term, Election Cycle: 2004, 2006

Seat up for election Democratic Attorney General William H. "Bill" Sorrell
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
Appointed 1997 to fill the unexpired of the term Jeffrey Amestoy; first elected 1998; re-elected: 2000, 2002, 2004
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Renominated - 12 September 2006 Primary
  Elected Democratic 173,467 69.30% Attorney General William H. "Bill" Sorrell
  Candidate Republican 67,721 27.06% Dennis Carver
  Candidate Liberty Union 8,773 3.50% Rosemarie Jackowski
  Candidate Scattering 339 0.14% Write-in Votes
Total 250,300 100.00%  

Treasurer  2 year term, Election Cycle: 2004, 2006

Seat up for election Democratic/Republican Treasurer Jeb Spaulding
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
First elected: 2002; re-elected: 2004
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Renominated - 12 September 2006 Primary
  Elected Democratic/Republican 229,952 94.05% Treasurer Jeb Spaulding
  Candidate Liberty Union 14,018 5.73% V. Murray Ngoima
  Candidate Scattering 530 0.22% Write-in Votes
Total 244,500 100.00%  

Auditor of Accounts  2 year term, Election Cycle: 2004, 2006

Seat up for election Republican Auditor of Accounts Randolph D. "Randy" Brock
First elected: 2004
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Renominated - 12 September 2006 Primary
  Elected Democratic 111,741 44.54% Thomas M. Salmon
  Candidate Republican 111,637 44.50% Auditor of Accounts Randolph D. "Randy" Brock
  Candidate Progressive 23,483 9.36% Martha Abbott
  Candidate Liberty Union 3,913 1.56% Jerry Levy
  Candidate Scattering 108 0.04% Write-in Votes
Total 250,882 100.00%  
  
The Vermont Secretary of State completed a recount on 14 November with the official results showing Brock winning by 137 votes out of 250,717. Tom Salmon filed for a second recount on Thursday 16 November at the Washington County Superior Court in Montpelier. The recount began on Monday 4 December and was unofficially completed on Monday 18 December. The unofficially totals as of 21 December 2006 are Thomas Salmon (Democrat - WINNER) 111,741 votes or 44.54% to Auditor of Accounts Randy Brock's (Republican) 111,637 votes or 44.50%. The results have yet to be certified. 46 Telephone Ballots and 16 Provisional Ballots have yet to be counted. (Reference Elections Division Vermont Secretary of State Click on the RECOUNT link.)

Political Parties    Parties appear in parenthesis and italics when a candidate receives the endorsement of a given Party and/or official sources indicate a candidate's association with a particular Party but only where the Party in question does not appear on the actual ballot as such.

Major Parties
  Democratic (affiliates): 2 incumbents, 8 candidates
  Republican: 3 incumbents, 8 candidates
Major Third Parties
  Green (affiliates): 3 candidates
Other Third Parties
  Democratic/Republican: 2 incumbents, 1 candidate
  Liberty Union: 8 candidates
  Progressive: 2 candidates
Independents
  Independent: 2 incumbents, 9 candidates
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  Scattering: 8 candidates
 
Candidates running under the banner of more than one party are counted towards each party's total. A candidate who has lost a primary or is apparently no longer a candidate is not counted.

Notes

Candidates for office appear on this page in italics where 'The Green Papers' does not yet have independent confirmation from an election authority that this candidate is actually on the ballot.
 
FEC indicates the Federal Election Commission (FEC) Campaign Finance Summary "Total Receipts" for candidates for Federal Office.

 


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