Randy Brock

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Randy Brock
Randy Brock for Vermont Lt Governor 2016 - 20151020-IMG 7818.jpg
28th Auditor of Vermont
In office
January 3, 2005 – January 4, 2007
GovernorJim Douglas
Preceded byLiz Ready
Succeeded byTom Salmon
Member of the Vermont Senate
from the Franklin County district
Assumed office
December 27, 2017
Preceded byDustin Allard Degree
In office
January 7, 2009 – January 9, 2013
Preceded byDonald Collins
Succeeded byNorm McAllister
Personal details
Born (1943-09-28) September 28, 1943 (age 75)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
EducationMiddlebury College (BA)
Yale University (MA)

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. He ran unopposed for the 2016 Republican nomination for Lieutenant Governor of Vermont.[1] In December 2017, Governor Phil Scott announced that he had appointed Brock to the Vermont Senate, filling the vacancy caused by the resignation of Dustin Allard Degree.[2]

Early and personal life[edit]

Brock was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He holds a B.A. from Middlebury College and an M.A. from Yale University.

Brock served in the United States Army, attaining the rank of Captain. He saw action in the Vietnam War, earning a Bronze Star and an Army Commendation Medal.

He is a retired executive vice president for Fidelity Investments.

He is married to Andrea Forrest Brock, and the couple have two children.[3]

State Auditor[edit]

2004 election[edit]

Brock was elected as Auditor in 2004, defeating Democratic incumbent Elizabeth M. Ready in her bid for re-re-election.

2006 election and recount[edit]

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.

State Senate[edit]

In 2008 Brock was elected to the Vermont State Senate. He was re-elected in 2010.

2012 gubernatorial election[edit]

On December 7, 2011, Brock announced his candidacy for Governor of Vermont in the 2012 gubernatorial election.[4] 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 votes to Brock's 110,940.[5]

2016 Lieutenant Governor election[edit]

Brock ran unopposed for the 2016 Republican nomination for Lieutenant Governor of Vermont, and faced Senator David Zuckerman in the general election.[1] He lost in the general election, receiving 139,344 votes to Zuckerman's 159,738.[6]

Return to State Senate[edit]

In November 2017, Republican Dustin Allard Degree resigned from the Vermont Senate to accept a position as special assistant to Governor Phil Scott.[2] In December, Scott interviewed three candidates recommended by the Franklin County Republican Party.[2] On December 27, he announced that he had selected Brock to fill the vacancy.[2]

Political positions[edit]

Brock is a social conservative. He voted against the legalization 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.[7]


  1. ^ a b DeSmet, Nicole Higgins (9 August 2016). "Zuckerman wins race for Dems lt. governor". Burlington Free Press. Retrieved 11 August 2016.
  2. ^ a b c d Hewitt, Elizabeth (December 27, 2017). "Brock to fill vacant Franklin County Senate seat". VTDigger. Montpelier, VT.
  3. ^ "About Us - The Foundation for Government Accountability". The Foundation for Government Accountability. Retrieved 2018-03-13.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-04-06. Retrieved 2011-12-08.
  5. ^ "Randy Brock Election Results: Peter Shumlin Wins Vermont Governor's Race". Huffington Post. 2012-11-07. Retrieved 2018-03-13.
  6. ^ ":: Vermont Election Night Results ::". vtelectionresults.sec.state.vt.us. Retrieved 2016-12-27.
  7. ^ Galloway, Anne (23 May 2014). "Milne, still undecided, says gubernatorial primary would benefit GOP - VTDigger".

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Political offices
Preceded by
Liz Ready
Auditor of Vermont
Succeeded by
Tom Salmon
Party political offices
Preceded by
Brian Dubie
Republican nominee for Governor of Vermont
Succeeded by
Scott Milne