The Green Papers: Vermont 2014 General Election
 
This page is for offices up for election in 2014. Find 2015 elections here.
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
✓ Primary: Tuesday 26 August 2014
✓ General Election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Thursday 12 June 2014 - Filing Deadline - Primary/Independent/Third/Minor.
Tuesday 26 August 2014 - Primary. 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 4 November 2014 - General Election. 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.
 
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 1 and 3)
Governor:1 
2010 Census:630,337 (0.20% of 309,785,186)
2012, 2016, 2020 Electoral Votes:3(0.56% of 538)
2012-2020 Representatives:1(0.23% of 435)
Capital:Montpelier
 

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Vermont State and Local Government

Vermont 2016 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:
Democrats   Republicans


The primary is used to select nominees for the Democratic, Progressive, and Republican parties.


If no candidate receives 50% of the vote in the November General Election for Governor, Lieutenant-Governor, or Treasure, the state Legislature chooses the next incumbent.

CHAPTER II, Section 47, paragraph 3 of the CONSTITUTION OF VERMONT reads as follows: "If, at any time, there shall be no election, of Governor, Lieutenant-Governor, or Treasurer, of the State, the Senate and House of Representatives shall by a joint ballot, elect to fill the office, not filled as aforesaid, one of the three candidates for such office (if there be so many) for whom the greatest number of votes shall have been returned."

28 May 2014: The Governor signs Senate Bill 86. The bill moves the partisan primary from the fourth to the second Tuesday in August and takes effect in 2016.


2014 General Election returns as certified on 12 November 2014 by the Vermont Secretary of State.

 
           

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 113th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 1 Independent Senator Bernard "Bernie" Sanders
First elected: 2006 (ran as a Democrat in the primary and as an Independent in the General Election); re-elected as an Independent: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018

Class 3 Democratic Senator Patrick J. Leahy
First elected: 1974; re-elected: 1980, 1986, 1992, 1998, 2004, 2010.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list
  Candidate Democratic     Senator Patrick J. Leahy
FEC S4VT00017

Governor  2 year term, Election Cycle: 2012, 2014. Term Limit: None, All Governors

Chair up for regular election Democratic Governor Peter Shumlin
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected: 2010; re-elected: 2012
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - 26 August 2014 Primary
 Candidate list
  Elected Democratic 89,509 46.36% Governor Peter Shumlin
Since no candidate received 50% of the vote in the 2014 General Election, the state Legislature, when it meets on 8 January 2015, will choose the next Governor (CHAPTER II, Section 47, paragraph 3 of the CONSTITUTION OF VERMONT). We expect the [Democratic] state Legislature to vote for the candidate who received the most votes-- Governor Peter Shumlin. The trailing candidate can allow the leading candidate to claim victory without legislative action. However, Mr. Milne stated that he will neither concede nor request a recount.
8 January 2015: Vermont Shumlin (Democratic) is re-elected by the state Legislature, 110-69, over Scott Milne (Republican).
  Candidate Republican 87,075 45.10% Scott Milne
  Candidate Libertarian 8,428 4.36% Dan Feliciano
  Candidate Independent 3,157 1.64% Emily Peyton
Lost 26 August 2014 Republican Primary for this office. Now running as an Independent.
  Candidate Liberty Union 1,673 0.87% Pete Diamondstone
  Candidate Independent 1,434 0.74% Bernard Peters
  Candidate Independent; (Marijuana) 1,089 0.56% Cris Ericson
  Candidate Scattering 722 0.37% write-in
Total 193,087 100.00%  
 If no candidate receives 50% of the vote in the November General Election, the state Legislature chooses the next Governor.

Lieutenant Governor  2 year term, Election Cycle: 2012, 2014

Seat up for regular election Republican Lieutenant Governor Phil Scott
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected: 2010; re-elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - 26 August 2014 Primary
 Candidate list
  Elected Republican 118,949 62.14% Lieutenant Governor Phil Scott
  Candidate Democratic; Progressive 69,005 36.05% former state Representative Dean Corren
26 August 2014 Primary: Won the Progressive primary having been the sole Progressive candidate on the ballot. Won the Democratic nomination with 3,874 write-ins.
  Candidate Liberty Union 3,347 1.75% Marina Brown
  Candidate Scattering 115 0.06% write-in
Total 191,416 100.00%  

113th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2014, 2016. No Term Limit. 113th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
1 Democratic (1 Renominated)

Incumbent - 113th Congress
At-Large
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman Peter F. Welch
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected: 2006
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - 26 August 2014 Primary
 Candidate list - 113th Congress
  Elected Democratic 123,349 64.41% Congressman Peter F. Welch
FEC H6VT00160; 24 Nov 14; Tot $1,147,911; Dsb $690,351
  Candidate Republican 59,432 31.03% Mark Donka
FEC H2VT00110; 30 Sep 14; Tot $11,427; Dsb $4,558
  Candidate Independent; (Marijuana) 2,750 1.44% Cris Ericson
FEC H8VT00141
  Candidate Liberty Union 2,071 1.08% Matthew Andrews
FEC H4VT00116
  Candidate Independent 2,024 1.06% Jerry Trudell
Energy Independence

FEC H6VT00228
  Candidate Independent 1,685 0.88% Randall Meyer
FEC H4VT00124
  Candidate Scattering 193 0.10% write-in
Total 191,504 100.00%  

Secretary of State  2 year term, Election Cycle: 2012, 2014

Seat up for regular election Democratic Secretary of State James C. "Jim" Condos
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected: 2010; re-elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - 26 August 2014 Primary
 Candidate list
  Elected Democratic 126,427 74.75% Secretary of State James C. "Jim" Condos
  Candidate Progressive 24,518 14.50% Ben Eastwood
  Candidate Liberty Union 17,460 10.32% Mary Alice Herbert
  Candidate Scattering 730 0.43% write-in
Total 169,135 100.00%  

Attorney General  2 year term, Election Cycle: 2012, 2014

Seat up for regular election Democratic Attorney General William H. "Bill" Sorrell
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
Appointed 1997 to fill the unexpired of the term Jeffrey Amestoy; first elected 1998; re-elected: 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - 26 August 2014 Primary
 Candidate list
  Elected Democratic 109,305 58.64% Attorney General William H. "Bill" Sorrell
  Candidate Republican 69,489 37.28% Shane W. McCormack
  Candidate Liberty Union 7,342 3.94% Rosemarie Jackowski
  Candidate Scattering 263 0.14% write-in
Total 186,399 100.00%  

Treasurer  2 year term, Election Cycle: 2012, 2014

Seat up for regular election Democratic Treasurer Elizabeth "Beth" Pearce
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
Appointed 20 December 2010 re: resignation of Jeb Spaulding; first elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - 26 August 2014 Primary
 Candidate list
  Elected Democratic 124,119 74.06% Treasurer Elizabeth "Beth" Pearce
  Candidate Progressive 28,990 17.30% Don Schramm
  Candidate Liberty Union 13,456 8.03% V. Murray Ngoima
  Candidate Scattering 1,027 0.61% write-in
Total 167,592 100.00%  

Auditor of Accounts  2 year term, Election Cycle: 2012, 2014

Seat up for regular election Democratic Auditor Doug Hoffer
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - 26 August 2014 Primary
 ** Uncontested Race **
 Candidate list
  Elected Democratic; Progressive 146,836 99.06% Auditor Doug Hoffer
  Candidate Scattering 1,391 0.94% write-in
Total 148,227 100.00%  
 

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): 7 incumbents, 8 candidates
  Republican: 1 incumbent, 4 candidates
Major Third Parties
  Green (affiliates)
  Libertarian: 1 candidate
Other Third Parties
  Justice Party
  Liberty Union: 6 candidates
  Marijuana: 2 candidates
  Progressive: 4 candidates
  Right to Life
Independents
  Independent: 1 incumbent, 6 candidates
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  Not readily classifiable
  Scattering: 7 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 a legal election authority that the person has been officially certified to appear on the ballot.

"Apparently not a candidate" indicates that someone we once listed as a candidate for an elective office will not, in fact, be running for that office (primarily because said candidate is not listed on an official ballot provided by a jurisdiction's election authorities, where that candidate has not previously withdrawn his/her candidacy or otherwise indicated no longer [or even ever] being a candidate for that office).

Primary dates marked "presumably" and polling times marked "reportedly" are based on unofficial or estimated data (especially as regards local variations from a jurisdictionwide statutory and/or regulatory standard) and are, thereby, subject to change.

"FEC" indicates the Federal Election Commission (FEC) Campaign Finance Summary.

When available, we post each candidate's FEC identification number, the date of their most recently filed Report of Receipts and Disbursements, their "Tot" [Total Receipts (contributions received or what came in: FEC Form 3, Line 16, Column B)] and their "Dsb" [Total Disbursements (expenditures or what was spent: FEC Form 3, Line 23, Column B)]. A link is provided to the Federal Election Commission's Summary Report for those who might wish to explore the details.

If a candidate raises or spends $5,000 or less, he or she is not subject to FEC reporting requirements.


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  Vermont Cynic (UVM)
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  114th U.S. Senate Popular Vote and FEC Total Receipts by Party  
  Gubernatorial Popular Vote by Party  
  114th U.S. House Popular Vote and FEC Total Receipts by Party  
  Close Contests Summary - Decision by 2% or less  
  Contests Where No Candidate Received a Majority  
 
  Some key races to watch coming out of the USA Elections of Tuesday 4 November 2014  
 
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