Vermont Resources

Population: 626,042 (2015)

Filing Deadline: May 31, 2018.

Primary: Aug. 14, 2018.

Vermont (D+16) was once a strongly Republican state, but has gone hard left over the last few decades. Still, it is hard to categorize a state in which one can elect a self-proclaimed Socialist to the US Senate and a Republican to the Governor’s office in the same year – both with huge margins. Vermont is 95% White.

FEDERAL LEVEL

Electors: 3. Ver­mont is a solidly Democratic state in Presidential elections.

Sena­tors: 1 Demo­crat, 1 Independent.

Bernie Sanders

Senator class 1: Bernie San­ders (I)
Committees: Budget (Ranking), Energy & Natural Resources, Environment, Health & Education, Veterans.

Independent nominee: Bernie San­ders
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, Jan 23, 2017:
Safe Ind.

Status, Jan 11, 2017:
Activist Bernie San­ders (b.1941) was a Mayor of Burlington and a member of the House for four term, before he was first elected to the Senate in 2006. He won 71% in 2012. Sanders caucuses with the Democrats and describes himself as an independent socialist, but does not have the most progressive voting record in either House. He ran for the Democratic Presidential nomination in 2016.

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Pat Leahy

Senator class 3: Pat Leahy (D)
Committees: Judiciary, Agriculture, Appropriations (Ranking), Rules.

Democratic nominee: Pat Leahy
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, Jan 23, 2017:
TBD.

Status, Jan 11, 2017:
Lawyer Pat Leahy (b.1940) was first elected in 1974, and is to this day the only Democratic Senator in the state’s history. Leahy won 61% in 2016.

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Repre­sen­ta­tives: 1 Democrat.

Peter Welch

District 1
Representative: Peter Welch (D)
Committees: Energy & Commerce, Oversight.

Democratic nominee: Peter Welch
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, May 25, 2016:
Safe Dem.

Status, Jan 11, 2017:
The district (D+16) contains all of Vermont. Lawyer and State Senator Peter Welch (b.1947) was first elected in 2006 and was unopposed by the GOP in 2016.

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STATE LEVEL

Inauguration Day: Thursday after the first Tuesday of January.

There are no term limits for any of the State Offices in Vermont.

Phil Scott

Governor: Phil Scott (R)

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee
: Phil Scott

Rating, May 20, 2017:
Likely GOP.

Status, Jan 11, 2017:
Vermont has 2-year terms for all state offices. The GOP took the office with businessman and LG Phil Scott (b.1958), who won 53% in 2016.

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David Zuckerman

Lieutenant Governor: David Zuckerman (D)

Democratic nomineeDavid Zuckerman
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, Jan 23, 2017:
TBD.

Status, Jan 11, 2017:
The LG is nominated and elected separately. The Dems won the office with State Senator and farmer David Zuckerman (b.1971), who won 52% in 2016.

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Jim Condos

Secretary of State: Jim Condos (D)

Democratic nominee: Jim Condos
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, Jan 23, 2017:
TBD.

Status, Jan 11, 2017:
Businessman and State Senator Jim Condos (b.1951) was first elected in 2010 and had no GOP opposition in 2016.

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Beth Pearce

Treasurer: Beth Pearce (D)

Democratic nominee: Beth Pearce
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, Jan 23, 2017:
TBD.

Status, Jan 11, 2017:
Beth Pearce was appointed to the office in early 2011. She had no GOP opposotion in 2016.

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Doug Hoffer

Auditor: Doug Hoffer (D)

Democratic nominee: Doug Hoffer
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, Jan 23, 2017:
TBD.

Status, Jan 11, 2017:
Lawyer Doug Hoffer (b.1951) was first elected in 2012 and won 55% in 2016.

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T. J. Donovan

Attorney General­: Bill Sor­rell (D)

Democratic nominee: T. J. Donovan
Republican nominee:

Rating, Jan 23, 2017:
TBD.

Status, Jan 11, 2017:
The Dems held the office in 2016 with County Attorney T. J. Donovan (b.1974), who won 66%.

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State Senate: 30 (21D / 7R / 2I). Term: 2 years. Elections in 2018.
State House: 150 (83D / 54R / 13I). Term: 2 years. Elections in 2018.

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