The Green Papers: Vermont 2022 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
Primary: Tuesday 9 August 2022
General Election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
Thursday 26 May 2022 - Filing Deadline - Primary.
Thursday 4 August 2022 - Filing Deadline - Independent/Third/Minor (Third/Minor).
Tuesday 9 August 2022 - Primary. Polling hours 5:00a-7:00p EDT (0900-2300 UTC). Polls may open as early as 5:00a and no later than 10:00a as set by the Board of Civil Authority.
Monday 15 August 2022 - Filing Deadline - Party Committee (in lieu of primary).
Tuesday 8 November 2022 - General Election. Polling hours 5:00a-7:00p EST (1000-0000 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 
2020 Census:643,503 (0.21% of 309,785,186)
2024, 2028 Electoral Votes:3(0.56% of 538)
2022-2030 Representatives:1(0.23% of 435)
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, Green Mountain, Progressive, and Republican parties. The Green Mountain Party is not affiliated with any other party.

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."

Primary Election - Tuesday 9 August 2022 | General Election - Tuesday 8 November 2022 from the Vermont Secretary of State.

General Election Candidates from the Vermont Secretary of State.

 
           

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 117th 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, 2018.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024

Class 3
Seat up for regular election
Open
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
Open Seat - 15 November 2021: Senator Leahy will not seek re-election.
 Candidate list (12)
  Candidate Democratic     Isaac Evans-Frantz
  Candidate Democratic     Alexandra Nicole "Niki" Thran
FEC S2VT00177; 31 Mar 22; Tot $19,785; Dsb $13,883
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  Peter Francis Welch
22 November 2021: Running for the U.S. Senate in 2022.

FEC S2VT00235; 31 Mar 22; Tot $3,523,164; Dsb $559,097
  Candidate Republican     Gerald Malloy
FEC S2VT00292; 31 Mar 22; Tot $7,768; Dsb $1,400
  Candidate Republican     Christina Nolan
FEC S2VT00268; 31 Mar 22; Tot $156,869; Dsb $55,322
  Candidate Republican     Thomas "Tom" Sullivan
FEC S2VT00250
  Candidate Republican     Justin Tuthill
FEC S2VT00276
  Candidate American Independent     Carl Mark Coester
FEC S2VT00185
  Candidate Communist     Christopher Joseph Helali
FEC S2VT00284
  Candidate Independent     Cris Ericson
FEC H8VT00141
  Candidate Independent     Brock Pierce
FEC S2VT00227; 31 Mar 22; Tot $704,101; Dsb $591,180
  Candidate Independent     Kerry Raheb
FEC S2VT00243

Governor  2 year term, Election Cycle: 2020, 2022. Term Limit: None, All Governors

Chair up for regular election Republican Governor  Phil Scott
First elected: 2016; re-elected: 2018, 2020.
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
 Candidate list (2)
  Candidate Democratic     Brenda Siegel
  Candidate Republican     Governor  Phil Scott
 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: 2020, 2022

Seat up for regular election
Open
Democratic Lieutenant Governor  Molly Gray
First elected: 2020
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
Open Seat - 6 December 2021: Announced she will be a candidate for Congress in 2022.
 Candidate list (6)
  Candidate Democratic     state Representative  Charles "Charlie" Kimbell
  Candidate Democratic     Patricia Preston
  Candidate Democratic     state Representative  Catherine "Kitty" Toll
  Candidate Democratic; Progressive     former Lieutenant Governor David Zuckerman
First elected Lieutenant Governor: 2016, ran for and lost the Gubernatorial contest: 2020.
  Candidate Republican     state Senator  Joe Benning
  Candidate Republican     former Rutland City Alderman Gregory Thayer
 If no candidate receives 50% of the vote in the November General Election, the state Legislature chooses the next Lieutenant Governor.

117th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2020, 2024. No Term Limit. 117th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
1 Democratic (1 Open)

Incumbent - 117th Congress
At-Large
Seat up for regular election
Open
Democratic Member of Congress  Peter F. Welch
First elected: 2006
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
Open Seat - 22 November 2021: Running for the U.S. Senate in 2022.
 Candidate list (8) - 118th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     state Senator  Rebecca "Becca" Balint
FEC H2VT01076; 31 Mar 22; Tot $569,077; Dsb $136,480
  Candidate Democratic     Sianay Chase Clifford
FEC H2VT01092; 31 Mar 22; Tot $7,349; Dsb $1,289
  Candidate Democratic     Lieutenant Governor  Molly Gray
6 December 2021: Announced she will be a candidate for Congress in 2022

FEC H2VT01068; 31 Mar 22; Tot $627,942; Dsb $223,572
  Candidate Democratic     Louis B. Meyers
FEC H2VT01118
  Candidate Democratic     state Senator  Kesha Ram Hinsdale
FEC H2VT00144; 31 Mar 22; Tot $444,213; Dsb $225,522
  Candidate Republican     Ericka Lynn Redic
FEC H2VT01084; 31 Mar 22; Tot $2,836; Dsb $2,408
  Candidate Communist     Bryan Braga
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  Candidate Independent     Liam Madden
FEC H2VT01100

Secretary of State  2 year term, Election Cycle: 2020, 2022

Seat up for regular election
Open
Democratic Secretary of State  James C. "Jim" Condos
First elected: 2010; re-elected: 2012, 2014, 2016, 2018, 2020.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
Open Seat - 15 February 2022: Announced retirement.
 Candidate list (2)
  Candidate Democratic     state Representative  Sarah Copeland Hanzas
  Candidate Democratic     Deputy Secretary of State  Chris Winters

Attorney General  2 year term, Election Cycle: 2020, 2022

Seat up for regular election
Open
Democratic Attorney General  T.J. Donovan
First elected: 2016; re-elected: 2018, 2020.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
Open Seat - 5 May 2022: "I kind of hit a wall this past year and really wrestled with this decision. But I want to take a break ..."
 Candidate list (1)
  Candidate Democratic     Rory Thibault

Treasurer  2 year term, Election Cycle: 2020, 2022

Seat up for regular election
Open
Democratic Treasurer  Elizabeth "Beth" Pearce
Appointed 20 December 2010 re: resignation of Jeb Spaulding; first elected: 2012; re-elected: 2014, 2016, 2018, 2020.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
Open Seat - 4 May 2022: Announced retirment. "I can’t do my job, run for reelection and do all the treatment I need to do for this [cancer diagnosis]. I think I’ve hit the limit ..."
 Candidate list (1)
  Candidate Democratic     Michael "Mike" Pieciak
 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: 2020, 2022

Seat up for regular election Democratic Auditor  Doug Hoffer
First elected: 2012; re-elected: 2014, 2016, 2018, 2020.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
 

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   Those parties which received electoral votes through winning a plurality of a state's [or the District of Columbia's] popular vote in any presidential election between 1984 and 2016. See Classification of Political parties.
  Democratic (affiliates): 7 incumbents, 10 candidates
  Republican: 1 incumbent, 8 candidates
Major Third Parties   Any Party, other than a Major Party, receiving a minimum of 15/100ths of 1 percent of the nationwide popular vote in any presidential election between 1984 and 2016. See Classification of Political parties.
  Green (affiliates)
Other Third Parties
  American Independent (affiliate of America's Independent): 1 candidate
  Communist: 2 candidates
  Green Mountain
  Justice Party
  Liberty Union
  Progressive: 1 candidate
  Right to Life
Independents
  Independent: 1 incumbent, 4 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.

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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