2004 Vermont elections

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A general election was held in the U.S. state of Vermont on November 2, 2004. All of Vermont's executive officers were up for election as well as Vermont's at-large seat in the U.S. House and Class 3 U.S. Senate seat. The 2004 presidential election was also held at the same time.

Governor[edit]

Lieutenant Governor[edit]

2004 Vermont lieutenant gubernatorial election

← 2002 November 2, 2004 2006 →
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Nominee Brian E. Dubie Cheryl Pratt Rivers Steve Hingtgen
Party Republican Democratic Progressive
Popular vote 170,270 108,600 21,553
Percentage 56.0% 35.7% 7.1%

Lieutenant Governor before election

Brian E. Dubie
Republican

Elected Lieutenant Governor

Brian E. Dubie
Republican

Incumbent Republican Lieutenant Governor Brian E. Dubie (since 2003) ran again for a second term.

Republican primary[edit]

Brian E. Dubie was unopposed in the Republican primary.

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Brian E. Dubie (incumbent) 15,275 100.0
Total votes 15,275 100%

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Cheryl Pratt Rivers 14,819 52.7
Democratic Robert Wolcott Backus 12,931 46.0
Democratic Write-ins 374 1.3
Total votes 28,124 100%

Progressive primary[edit]

Steve Hingtgen, member of the Vermont House of Representatives from Chittenden 7-2 (1999-2003) and Chittenden 3-3 (2003-2005), ran unopposed in the Progressive primary.

Progressive primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Progressive Steve Hingtgen 621 91.2
Progressive Write-ins 60 8.8
Total votes 681 100%

General election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

  • Brian E. Dubie (R)
  • Steve Hingtgen (P)
  • Cheryl Pratt Rivers (D)
  • Peter Stevenson (LU)

Debates and forums[edit]

Results[edit]

2004 Vermont lieutenant gubernatorial election[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Brian E. Dubie (incumbent) 170,270 56.0 +14.8
Democratic Cheryl Pratt Rivers 108,600 35.7 +3.5
Progressive Steve Hingtgen 21,553 7.1 -17.7
Liberty Union Peter Stevenson 3,291 1.1 -0.8
Write-in Write-ins 210 0.01 n/a
Total votes 303,924 100%
Republican hold Swing +8.8

Secretary of State[edit]

2004 Vermont secretary of state election

← 2002 November 2, 2004 2006 →
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Nominee Deborah Markowitz
Party Democratic
Popular vote 270,744
Percentage 99.4%

Secretary of State before election

Deborah Markowitz
Democratic

Elected Secretary of State

Deborah Markowitz
Democratic

Incumbent Democratic Secretary of State Deborah Markowitz (since 1999) ran unopposed for a fourth term.

Democratic primary[edit]

Markowitz ran unopposed in the Democratic primary.

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Deborah Markowitz (incumbent) 25,723 99.8
Democratic Write-ins 60 0.2
Total votes 25,783 100%

Republican primary[edit]

Markowitz also ran unopposed in the Republican primary as a write-in candidate.

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Deborah Markowitz (incumbent) (write-in) 1,042 74.7
Republican Write-ins (other) 352 25.3
Total votes 1,394 100%

General election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

  • Deborah Markowitz (D)

Results[edit]

2004 Vermont secretary of state election[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Deborah Markowitz (incumbent) 270,744 99.4 +40.6
Write-in Write-ins 1,737 0.6 n/a
Total votes 272,481 100%
Democratic hold Swing +40.6

Treasurer[edit]

2004 Vermont treasurer election

← 2002 November 2, 2004 2006 →
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Nominee Jeb Spaulding
Party Democratic
Popular vote 273,705
Percentage 99.4%

Treasurer before election

Jeb Spaulding
Democratic

Elected Treasurer

Jeb Spaulding
Democratic

Incumbent Democratic Treasurer Jeb Spaulding (since 2003) ran unopposed for a second term.

Democratic primary[edit]

Spaulding ran unopposed in the Democratic primary.

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jeb Spaulding (incumbent) 24,730 99.8
Democratic Write-ins 41 0.2
Total votes 24,771 100%

Republican primary[edit]

Spaulding also ran unopposed in the Republican primary as a write-in candidate.

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jeb Spaulding (incumbent) (write-in) 1,026 73.3
Republican Write-ins (other) 373 26.7
Total votes 1,399 100%

General election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

  • Jeb Spaulding (D)

Results[edit]

2004 Vermont treasurer election[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Jeb Spaulding (incumbent) 273,705 99.4 +42.2
Write-in Write-ins 1,537 0.6 n/a
Total votes 222,798 100%
Democratic hold Swing +42.2

Attorney General[edit]

2004 Vermont attorney general election

← 2002 November 2, 2004 2006 →
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Nominee William H. Sorrell Dennis Carver Susan A. Davis
Party Democratic Republican Progressive
Popular vote 169,726 90,285 14,351
Percentage 59.8% 28.7% 5.2%

Attorney General before election

William H. Sorrell
Democratic

Elected Attorney General

William H. Sorrell
Democratic

Incumbent Attorney General William H. Sorrell (since 1997) ran again for a fifth term.

Democratic primary[edit]

Sorrell was unopposed in the Democratic primary.

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic William H. Sorrell (incumbent) 23,942 98.8
Democratic Write-ins 286 1.2
Total votes 24,228 100%

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

  • Dennis Carver
  • Sylvia R. Kennedy
  • Karen Ann Kerin, Republican candidate for U.S. Representative in 2000 and 2002

Results[edit]

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Dennis Carver 5,973 44.7
Republican Sylvia R. Kennedy 4,669 35.0
Republican Karen Ann Kerin 2,161 16.2
Republican Write-ins 549 4.1
Total votes 13,352 100%

Progressive primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Progressive primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Progressive Susan A. Davis 264 43.3
Progressive Boots Wardinski 224 36.8
Progressive Write-ins 124 20.3
Total votes 612 100%

Liberty Union nomination[edit]

After losing the Progressive primary, Boots Wardinski ran unopposed for the Liberty Union State Committee's nomination.

Libertarian nomination[edit]

After losing the Republican primary, Karen Ann Kerin, Republican candidate for U.S. Representative in 2000 and 2002, ran unopposed for the Libertarian State Committee's nomination.

Grassroots nomination[edit]

James Mark Leas ran unopposed for the Grassroots State Committee's nomination.

General election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

  • Karen Ann Kerin (L)
  • Dennis Carver (R)
  • Susan A. Davis (P)
  • William H. Sorrell (D)
  • Boots Wardinski (LU)
  • James Mark Leas (GR)

Results[edit]

2004 Vermont attorney general election[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic William H. Sorrell (incumbent) 169,726 59.8 +3.2
Republican Dennis Carver 90,285 28.7 -1.7
Progressive Susan A. Davis 14,351 5.2 -2.1
Grassroots James Mark Leas 8,769 3.1 +0.3
Libertarian Karen Ann Kerin 6,357 2.2 +0.4
Liberty Union Boots Wardinski 2,944 1.0 0.0
Write-in Write-ins 267 0.1 n/a
Total votes 292,699 100%
Democratic hold Swing +3.2

Auditor of Accounts[edit]

2004 Vermont auditor of accounts election

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Nominee Randy Brock Elizabeth M. Ready Jerry Levy
Party Republican Democratic Liberty Union
Popular vote 152,848 122,498 17,685
Percentage 52.1% 41.7% 6.0%

Auditor of Accounts before election

Elizabeth M. Ready
Democratic

Elected Auditor of Accounts

Randy Brock
Republican

Incumbent Democratic Auditor Elizabeth M. Ready (since 2001) ran again for a third term.

Democratic primary[edit]

Ready ran unopposed in the Democratic primary.

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Elizabeth M. Ready (incumbent) 23,692 100.0
Democratic Write-ins 273 1.1
Total votes 23,965 100%

Republican primary[edit]

Randy Brock ran unopposed in the Republican primary.

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Randy Brock 12,069 96.9
Republican Write-ins 385 3.1
Total votes 12,454 100%

Liberty Union nomination[edit]

Jerry Levy, Liberty Union nominee for Treasurer in 2002, U.S. Senate in 2000, 1998, 1994, 1992, 1988, 1986, and 1982, Vermont Secretary of State in 1984, and Auditor in 1980, ran unopposed for the Liberty Union State Committee's nomination.

General election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

  • Randy Brock (R)
  • Jerry Levy (LU)
  • Elizabeth M. Ready (D)

Results[edit]

2004 Vermont auditor of accounts election[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Randy Brock 152,848 52.1 +9.8
Democratic Elizabeth M. Ready (incumbent) 122,498 41.7 -9.6
Liberty Union Jerry Levy 17,685 6.0 +5.0
Write-in Write-ins 390 0.1 n/a
Total votes 293,421 100%
Republican gain from Democratic Swing +9.8

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