James C. Condos
|39th Secretary of State of Vermont|
January 6, 2011
|Preceded by||Deborah Markowitz|
January 29, 1951 |
Orange, New Jersey, U.S.
|Alma mater||University of Vermont|
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.
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 Atlanta.
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.
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