James C. Condos

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James Condos
39th Secretary of State of Vermont
Assumed office
January 6, 2011
Governor Peter Shumlin
Preceded by Deborah Markowitz
Personal details
Born (1951-01-29) January 29, 1951 (age 65)
Orange, New Jersey, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Alma mater University of Vermont
Website Government website

James C. "Jim" Condos (born January 29, 1951, in Orange, New Jersey) is the current Vermont Secretary of State and former Democratic member of the Vermont State Senate, representing the Chittenden senate district.

James Condos served in the Vermont State Senate from 2000 to 2008. He was succeeded by Tim Ashe.

In June 2010, Jim Condos announced he was running for Vermont Secretary of State on the Democratic ballot in the November 2010 election. He won the Democratic Party primary by a strong 2 to 1 vote, winning in every Vermont county before defeating Republican Jason Gibbs in the general election.

Biography[edit]

Jim Condos was raised, educated, and worked his entire career in Vermont. He comes from a working-class family. His father, Chris, worked in the restaurant business; and his mother, Irene, worked as an administrative assistant to the Dean of Arts and Sciences at University of Vermont.

Condos attended Burlington public schools until his family moved to South Burlington where he graduated from South Burlington HS. He then graduated from the University of Vermont with a BS in Resource Economics.

His entire working career has been in Vermont, with both public and private experience. His experience has involved managing, policy making, operations, and service to Vermonters. He worked for a Fortune 100 company, a $30 million Vermont family owned business, and a state regulated utility. He last served as Manager of Government and Community Relations for Vermont Gas Systems in South Burlington.

He has one daughter, Chelsea, living in Boston.

Public life[edit]

Condos served for eight years in the Vermont Senate representing Chittenden County, and for 18 years on the South Burlington City Council.

Condos served as Chair of Senate Education and Chair of Senate Government Operations Committees, and Chair of the South Burlington City Council for eight years.

Condos has also served on the Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission, Chittenden Solid Waste District, The Chittenden County Transportation Authority; the Chittenden County Metropolitan Planning Organization; and he also served as a Board member for the Vermont League of Cities and Towns and the National League of Cities.

Electoral history[edit]

Vermont State Senate Chittenden District Election, 2000
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic James Leddy (inc.) 31,230 9.84
Democratic Jean Ankeney (inc.) 28,714 9.04
Republican Barbara Snelling 27,689 8.72
Democratic Janet Munt (inc.) 27,455 8.65
Democratic Jim Condos 25,565 8.05
Democratic Virginia Lyons 23,853 7.51
Democratic Karen Moran Lafayette 22,700 7.15
Republican Skip Vallee 22,520 7.09
Republican Donald Brunelle 20,698 6.52
Republican William Parkinson 17,106 5.39
Republican Leigh Pfenning 17,000 5.35
Republican Tut Parmly 16,877 5.32
Independent Otto Engelberth 12,999 4.09
Independent Gavin Mills 9,684 3.05
Independent Bruce Cunningham 4,923 1.55
Libertarian Stephen Pollak 3,028 0.95
Libertarian Brendan Kinney 2,377 0.75
Libertarian Christopher Coolidge 2,178 0.69
Write-ins Write-ins 878 0.28
Vermont State Senate Chittenden District Election, 2002
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic James Leddy (inc.) 26,527 10.27
Democratic Jim Condos (inc.) 25,025 9.69
Republican Barbara Snelling (inc.) 23,325 9.03
Democratic Janet Munt (inc.) 23,138 8.96
Democratic Hinda Miller 22,572 8.74
Democratic Virginia Lyons (inc.) 22,128 8.56
Democratic Art Hogan 21,068 8.15
Republican Kate Purcell 19,229 7.44
Republican Donald Brunelle 17,907 6.93
Republican Scot Shumski 14,800 5.73
Republican Lynn Shepard 14,144 5.47
Republican Bill Shahady 12,898 4.99
Independent Bruce Cunningham 5,286 2.05
Libertarian Brendan Kinney 2,662 1.03
Libertarian Christopher Coolidge 2,133 0.83
Libertarian Mark Winer 1,959 0.76
Libertarian Sheldon Katz 1,730 0.67
Libertarian Spencer Sherman 1,614 0.62
Write-ins Write-ins 215 0.08
Vermont State Senate Chittenden District Election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jim Condos (inc.) 36,634 11.09
Democratic Ed Flanagan 36,410 11.02
Democratic James Leddy (inc.) 35,895 10.86
Democratic Virginia Lyons (inc.) 32,212 9.75
Democratic Hinda Miller (inc.) 29,339 8.88
Republican Barbara Snelling (inc.) 29,157 8.82
Republican Dennis Delaney 24,795 7.50
Republican Kate Purcell 23,788 7.20
Democratic Samuel Osborne 22,568 6.83
Republican Michael Quaid 18,423 5.58
Republican Carroll Towne 16,097 4.87
Republican Paula Spadaccini 15,094 4.57
Vermont Grassroots Benjamin Clarke 9,650 2.92
Write-ins Write-ins 359 0.11
Vermont State Senate Chittenden District Election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Doug Racine 38,321 12.85
Democratic Ed Flanagan (inc.) 35,683 11.96
Democratic Jim Condos (inc.) 34,039 11.41
Democratic Virginia Lyons (inc.) 32,661 10.95
Democratic Hinda Miller (inc.) 29,000 9.72
Republican Diane Snelling (inc.) 26,719 8.96
Democratic Dennis McMahon 23,034 7.72
Republican Dennis Delaney 21,161 7.09
Republican John Stewart 17,538 5.88
Republican Robert Sims 13,839 4.64
Republican Agnes Clift 13,804 4.63
Republican Chuck Furtado 12,183 4.08
Write-ins Write-ins 348 0.12
Vermont Secretary of State Democratic Primary Election, 2010
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jim Condos 36,443 66.1
Democratic Charles Merriman 17,815 32.3
Democratic Write-ins 881 1.6
Vermont Secretary of State Election, 2010
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jim Condos 122,599 53.5
Republican Jason Gibbs 101,144 44.1
Liberty Union Leslie Marmorale 5,315 2.3
Write-ins Write-ins 77 0.0
Vermont Secretary of State Election, 2012
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jim Condos (inc.) 225,570 86.8
Liberty Union Mary Alice Herbert 34,060 13.1
Write-ins Write-ins 191 0.1
Vermont Secretary of State Election, 2014
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jim Condos (inc.) 126,427 74.8
Progressive Ben Eastwood 24,518 14.5
Liberty Union Mary Alice Herbert 17,460 10.3
Write-ins Write-ins 612 0.4

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Political offices
Preceded by
Deborah Markowitz
Secretary of State of Vermont
2011–present
Incumbent