|28th Vermont Auditor of Accounts|
|Preceded by||Elizabeth M. Ready|
|Succeeded by||Thomas M. Salmon|
|Member of the Vermont Senate
from the Franklin County district
January 7, 2009 – January 9, 2013
|Preceded by||Donald Collins|
|Succeeded by||Norman McAllister|
September 28, 1943 |
|Alma mater||Middlebury College
Randolph D. "Randy" Brock III (born September 28, 1943) is an American politician from the State of Vermont and a member of the Republican Party. He served as the Vermont Auditor of Accounts from 2005 to 2007, as a member of the Vermont Senate from 2009 to 2013 and was the Republican nominee for Governor of Vermont in 2012, losing to Democratic incumbent Peter Shumlin.
Early and personal life
He is a retired executive vice president for Fidelity Investments.
He is married to Andrea Forrest Brock, and the couple have one daughter.
2006 election and recount
In the November 7, 2006 election, Brock was challenged by Democratic candidate Thomas M. Salmon, the son of former Vermont Governor Thomas P. Salmon. The initial vote tally put Brock ahead by 137 votes. However, Salmon requested a recount, and on December 21, 2006, Salmon was declared the winner by a margin of 102 votes.
In 2008 Brock was elected to the Vermont State Senate. He was re-elected in 2010.
2012 gubernatorial election
On December 7, 2011, Brock announced his candidacy for Governor of Vermont in the 2012 gubernatorial election. He received the Republican nomination unopposed and ran against incumbent Democratic Governor Peter Shumlin. Brock, however, only received 37.7% of the vote; Shumlin was easily re-elected, with 170,598 voted to Brock's 110,940.
Brock is a social conservative. He voted against the legalisation of same-sex marriage in Vermont in 2009, holds a "dim view" of universal health care and is "less than enthusiastic" about spending on social programs.
Elizabeth M. Ready
|Auditor of Accounts of Vermont
Thomas M. Salmon
|Party political offices|
|Republican nominee for Governor of Vermont