2012 Vermont elections

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Vermont's 2012 general elections were held on November 6, 2012. Primary elections were held on August 28, 2012.

Governor[edit]

Incumbent Democratic Governor Peter Shumlin (since 2011) ran for re-election.[1]

Lieutenant governor[edit]

Republican incumbent Phil Scott, who has held the position of Lieutenant Governor (since 2011) ran for re-election.[2]

Cassandra Gekas, the former health care advocate for the Vermont Public Interest Research Group (VPIRG), is seeking the Democratic nomination to challenge Scott. Marjorie Power, an attorney and former member of the Montpelier City Council who unsuccessfully challenged Scott as the Progressive nominee in 2010, is running again; however, Power may withdraw if Gekas receives the Progressive Party endorsement.[2][3]

Secretary of State[edit]

Democratic incumbent Jim Condos, who has held the position of Secretary of State of Vermont since 2011, is currently running unopposed in the primary as well as the general elections. Condos has also been nominated by the Progressive Party.

Liberty Union Party candidate Mary Alice Herbert was the sole declared candidate opposing Condos. She declined to debate Condos. [4][2]

Condos received 86.6% of the votes cast for the office of SoS.

Treasurer[edit]

Democratic incumbent Treasurer Beth Pearce (since 2011) is running for re-election.[2]

Attorney general[edit]

Democratic incumbent William Sorrell, who has held the position of Vermont Attorney General since 1997, is running for re-election.

Jack McMullen, a businessman who ran for the U.S. Senate in 1998 and 2004, is seeking the Republican nomination.[2]

Ed Stanak, a retired state employee and former president of the Vermont State Employees union, is seeking the Progressive nomination.[4]

Auditor[edit]

Vermont Auditor of Accounts,2012

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Nominee Doug Hoffer Vincent Illuzzi
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 140,805 123,806
Percentage 51.3% 45.1%

Auditor before election

Thomas M. Salmon
Republican

Elected Auditor

Doug Hoffer
Democratic

On May 18, 2012, incumbent Auditor Thomas M. Salmon announced he would not be running for re-election.

Republican Primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Vincent Illuzzi 8,140 98.1
Republican Write-ins 155 1.9
Total votes 8,295 100%


Democratic Primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

  • Doug Hoffer, self-employed policy analyst, nominee for Auditor in 2010

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Doug Hoffer 29,009 97.4
Democratic Write-ins 784 2.6
Total votes 29,793 100%

General Election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

  • Doug Hoffer (D/P)
  • Vincent Illuzzi (R)
  • Jerry Levy (LU)

Results[edit]

Vermont Auditor of Accounts election, 2012
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Doug Hoffer 140,805 51.3
Republican Vincent Illuzzi 123,806 45.1
Liberty Union Jerry Levy 9,381 3.4
Write-in Write-ins 276 0.1
Total votes 274,268 100%

General Assembly[edit]

State Senate[edit]

All 30 members of the Vermont Senate are up for election. The state Senate currently consists of 20 Democrats, 8 Republicans, and 2 Progressives (who caucus with the Democratic majority).

Open seats

Chittenden: Democratic incumbent Hinda Miller is retiring.[5]

Essex-Orleans: Republican incumbent Vincent Illuzzi is running for state Auditor.[2]

Franklin: Republican incumbent Randy Brock is running for Governor.[6] Democratic incumbent Sara Kittell is retiring.[7]

State House of Representatives[edit]

All 150 members of the Vermont House of Representatives are up for election. The state House currently consists of 94 Democrats, 48 Republicans, 5 Progressives (who caucus with the Democratic majority), and 3 Independents (who also caucus with the Democratic majority).

Open seats

Caledonia-2: Democratic incumbent and House Majority Leader Lucy Leriche is retiring.[5]

Caledonia-4: Republican incumbent Howard Crawford is retiring.[8]

Chittenden-6-3 (Chittenden-3-3 prior to redistricting): Democratic incumbent Jason Lorber is retiring.[9]

Chittenden-6-6: This is a new seat, with no incumbent.

Chittenden-6-7 (Chittenden-3-6 prior to redistricting): Democratic incumbent Kenneth Atkins is retiring.[8]

Chittenden-7-4 (Chittenden-3-9 prior to redistricting): Democratic incumbent Bert Munger is retiring.[8]

Essex-Caledonia: Republican incumbent Janice L. Peaslee is retiring.[10]

Franklin-2 (Franklin-1 prior to redistricting): Democratic incumbent Gary Gilbert is retiring.[8]

Franklin-3-1 (Franklin-3 prior to redistricting): Republican incumbent Dustin Allard Degree is seeking a state Senate seat.[11]

Franklin-5 (Franklin-6 prior to redistricting): Republican incumbent Norman H. McAllister is seeking a state Senate seat.[7]

Franklin-6 (Franklin-2 prior to redistricting): Democratic incumbent Richard Howrigan is retiring.[8]

Lamoille-3 (Lamoille-4 prior to redistricting): Republican incumbent Adam Howard is retiring.[8]

Orleans-1: Republican incumbent Robert Lewis is seeking a state Senate seat.[12]

Rutland-6 (Rutland-7 prior to redistricting): Republican incumbent Joe Acinapura is retiring.[8]

Windham-2-3 (Windham-3-3 prior to redistricting): Progressive incumbent Sarah Edwards is retiring.[13]

Windham-Bennington-Windsor-1: Republican incumbent Oliver Olsen is retiring.[2]

Windsor-2: Democratic incumbent Ernest Shand is retiring.[14]

Windsor-4-2 (Windsor-6-2 prior to redistricting): Democratic incumbent Charles Bohi is retiring.[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Shumlin Announces His Re-election Bid". Vermont Public Radio. June 12, 2012. Retrieved June 25, 2012.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Peters, Olga (June 20, 2012). "Windham County to see primary races on Aug. 28". The Commons. Retrieved June 25, 2012.
  3. ^ Hallenbeck, Terri (June 18, 2012). "Gekas to seek support of Vt. Dems, Progs vs. LG Scott". The Burlington Free Press. Retrieved June 25, 2012.
  4. ^ a b Dobbs, Taylor (June 14, 2012). "And they're off: Candidates file for races". VTDigger.org. Retrieved June 25, 2012.
  5. ^ a b Dobbs, Taylor (June 5, 2012). "Trail Tidbits: House leader leaves; Zuckerman shoots for Senate; Tillinghast challenges MacDonald in primary". VTDigger.org. Retrieved June 25, 2012.
  6. ^ Galloway, Anne (December 7, 2011). "Vermont GOP backs Brock for 2012 gubernatorial bid". VTDigger.org. Retrieved June 25, 2012.
  7. ^ a b Hallenbeck, Terri (May 14, 2012). "Franklin County Senate race features boatloads of experience". The Burlington Free Press. Retrieved June 25, 2012.
  8. ^ a b c d e f g Etnier, Carl (May 8, 2012). "Leaving the Golden Dome: State reps who won't be back". VTDigger.org. Retrieved June 25, 2012.
  9. ^ Heintz, Paul (June 8, 2012). "Burlington State Rep. and Former Mayoral Candidate Jason Lorber Will Not Seek Reelection". Seven Days. Retrieved June 25, 2012.
  10. ^ Tucker, Edith (May 23, 2012). "Rep. Janice Peaslee will not run for a 13th term". Coos County Democrat. Retrieved June 25, 2012.
  11. ^ "Rep. Dustin Allard Degree announces state Senate bid". VTDigger.org. June 15, 2012. Retrieved June 25, 2012.
  12. ^ Hallenbeck, Terri (June 12, 2012). "Illuzzi to run for auditor". The Burlington Free Press. Retrieved June 25, 2012.
  13. ^ Hallenbeck, Terri (April 9, 2012). "Rep. Edwards not seeking re-election to Vermont House". The Burlington Free Press. Retrieved June 25, 2012.
  14. ^ Varricchio, Louis (June 14, 2012). "State Rep. Shand retires after 12 years of service". Green Mountain Outlook. Archived from the original on March 4, 2016. Retrieved June 25, 2012.
  15. ^ Bohi, Charles (May 9, 2012). "Rep. Charles Bohi: Montpelier Report #18". Vermont Democratic House Campaign. Retrieved June 25, 2012.[permanent dead link]

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