The Green Papers: Vermont 2017 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
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


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 Treasurer, 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."
 
           

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 115th 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
 Candidate list (4)
  Candidate Democratic     Folasade Adeluola
FEC S8VT00117
  Candidate Democratic     Jon Svitavsky
FEC S8VT00133
  Candidate Peoples     Jasdeep Pannu
FEC S8VT00125
  Candidate Independent     Senator  Bernard "Bernie" Sanders
FEC S4VT00033; 30 Jun 17; Tot $1,505,669; Dsb $447,071

Class 3 Democratic Senator  Patrick J. Leahy
First elected: 1974; re-elected: 1980, 1986, 1992, 1998, 2004, 2010, 2016.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022

Governor  2 year term, Election Cycle: 2016, 2018. Term Limit: None, All Governors

  Republican Governor  Phil Scott
First elected: 2016
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (3)
  Candidate Democratic     James Ehlers
  Candidate Democratic     Ethan Sonneborn
31 August 2017: This candidate is 13 years old.
  Candidate Marijuana     Cris Ericson
 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: 2016, 2018

  Democratic; Progressive Lieutenant Governor David Zuckerman
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 If no candidate receives 50% of the vote in the November General Election, the state Legislature chooses the next Lieutenant Governor.

115th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2018, 2020. No Term Limit. 115th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
1 Democratic (1 Undetermined)

Incumbent - 115th Congress
At-Large Democratic Congressman  Peter F. Welch
First elected: 2006
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (3) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Daniel Adam Freilich
FEC H8VT01040; 30 Sep 17; Tot $7,798; Dsb $4,463
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Peter F. Welch
FEC H6VT00160; 30 Sep 17; Tot $211,915; Dsb $119,206
  Candidate Marijuana     Cris Ericson

Secretary of State  2 year term, Election Cycle: 2016, 2018

  Democratic Secretary of State  James C. "Jim" Condos
First elected: 2010; re-elected: 2012, 2014, 2016.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018

Attorney General  2 year term, Election Cycle: 2016, 2018

  Democratic Attorney General  T.J. Donovan
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018

Treasurer  2 year term, Election Cycle: 2016, 2018

  Democratic Treasurer  Elizabeth "Beth" Pearce
Appointed 20 December 2010 re: resignation of Jeb Spaulding; first elected: 2012; re-elected: 2014, 2016.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 If no candidate receives 50% of the vote in the November General Election, the state Legislature chooses the next State Treasurer.

Auditor of Accounts  2 year term, Election Cycle: 2016, 2018

  Democratic Auditor Doug Hoffer
First elected: 2012; re-elected: 2014, 2016.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 

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): 6 incumbents, 6 candidates
  Republican: 1 incumbent
Major Third Parties
  Green (affiliates)
  Libertarian
Other Third Parties
  Justice Party
  Liberty Union
  Marijuana: 2 candidates
  Peoples: 1 candidate
  Progressive: 1 incumbent
  Right to Life
Independents
  Independent: 1 incumbent, 1 candidate
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  Not readily classifiable
 
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.


Links Links to other web sites

Constitution   Links to State Constitutions
  Constitution of the State of Vermont
Election Authority
  Vermont Secretary of State
  Vermont Secretary of State - Elections and Campaign Finance
Legislature   Links to State Legislatures
  State of Vermont Legislature
  Vermont Statutes Online
Democratic
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Republican
  Vermont Republican Party
  Vermont Republican Party
Third Party
  Green Party of Vermont
  Justice Party of Vermont
  Liberty Union Party
  Second Vermont Republic
  Vermont Libertarian Party
  Vermont Progressive Party
  Vermont Right to Life Committee
Media & others
  Bennington Banner
  Brattleboro Reformer
  Burlington Free Press
  News & Citizen - Morrisville
  Politics1.com - Vermont
  Rutland Herald
  The Addison County Independent
  The Barre Montpelier Times Argus
  The Deerfield Valley News - West Dover
  The Stowe Reporter
  The World - Barre
  Valley News - White River Junction
  Valley Reporter - Waitsfield
  Vermont Cynic (UVM)
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  VTDigger - Montpelier
  WCAX TV - CBS - Burlington
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