2012 Vermont elections
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|Elections in Vermont|
Vermont's 2012 general elections were held on November 6, 2012. Primary elections were held on August 28, 2012.
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.
Secretary of State
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.
Condos received 86.6% of the votes cast for the office of SoS.
Wendy Wilton, the Rutland City Treasurer and former State Representative, was the Republican nominee. Don Schramm, a retired businessman, was the Progressive nominee for the third election in a row.
|Liberty Union||Jessica Diamondstone||6,939||2.46%|
Ed Stanak, a retired state employee and former president of the Vermont State Employees union, is seeking the Progressive nomination.
On May 18, 2012, incumbent Auditor Thomas M. Salmon announced he would not be running for re-election.
- Vincent Illuzzi, Essex/Orleans State Senate
- Doug Hoffer, self-employed policy analyst, nominee for Auditor in 2010
- Doug Hoffer (D/P)
- Vincent Illuzzi (R)
- Jerry Levy (LU)
|Liberty Union||Jerry Levy||9,381||3.4|
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
State House of Representatives
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-4: Republican incumbent Howard Crawford is retiring.
Chittenden-6-6: This is a new seat, with no incumbent.
Orleans-1: Republican incumbent Robert Lewis is seeking a state Senate seat.
Windsor-2: Democratic incumbent Ernest Shand is retiring.
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