|Lieutenant Governor of Vermont|
|January 6, 2011 - Present|
|Years in position||4|
|Predecessor||Brian Dubie (R)|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|First elected||November 2, 2010|
|Vermont State Senate|
|2001 - 2010|
|High school||Spaulding High School|
|Bachelor's||University of Vermont (1980)|
|Date of birth||August 4, 1958|
|Place of birth||Barre, Vermont|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Political career
- 3 Elections
- 4 Campaign donors
- 5 Issues
- 6 Personal
- 7 Recent news
- 8 See also
- 9 External links
- 10 References
As lieutenant governor, Scott started the "Vermont Everyday Jobs" initiative to promote state businesses and highlight local workers. Under the initiative, Scott works a few hours several times a month in different local jobs.
Scott was born in Barre, Vermont. He graduated from Spaulding High School and the University of Vermont. He is a small business owner, community leader, and stock car driver. He is co-owner of DuBois Construction, and in 2004 founded a program called Wheels for Warmth, in which Vermont residents donate tires they no longer need. Any tires that meet the state standards for inspection are re-sold with the proceeds going to heating fuel assistance programs; all other tires are recycled.
- Spaulding High School
- B.S., University of Vermont (1980)
Lieutenant Governor of Vermont (2011 - Present)
Scott was first elected to the office of lieutenant governor in 2010. In that role, he presides over the Vermont State Senate and casts the tie-breaking vote in the Senate when necessary. As lieutenant governor, Scott has reached out to the business community through his "Vermont Everyday Jobs" initiative, through which he travels to various parts of the state and works part of a day doing someone else's job.
Vermont State Senate (2001 - 2010)
While a member of the Vermont State Senate, Scott served on the following committees:
In April 2013, Scott stated, “Right now I’m not thinking about running (for governor) in 2014, or 16, or 18. I’m just happy being lieutenant governor at this point, and as long as I continue to have a positive effect I’ll continue to be in this position.”
|Lieutenant Governor of Vermont, 2014|
|Republican||Phil Scott Incumbent||62.1%||118,949|
|Liberty Union||Marina Brown||1.7%||3,347|
|Election Results via Vermont Secretary of State.|
The absence of a Democratic candidate in this race, coupled with Vermont's current leftward lean, meant that the third-party candidates running for Vermont Lieutenant Governor, Dean Corren of the Vermont Progressive Party and Democratic Party and Marina Brown of the Liberty Union Party, had a better chance than usual of winning a statewide office.
Campaign finance and spending
Dean Corren was initially thought to have a financial advantage because he qualified for public funding, according to Ballot Access News. The requirements to receive public funding in Vermont are strict and Corren was the only candidate to qualify since 2004. In the event, however, Corren was limited by the $200,000 cap on public spending, while incumbent Republican Phil Scott outspent him, amassing $233,347.53 in expenditures by November 3, 2014.
Corren's campaign had reported $38,496 in media purchases by mid-October, compared to no media purchases for Scott. The Vermont Progressive candidate used that money to purchase radio and TV spots along with billboards.
Corren earned endorsements from Sen. Patrick Leahy (D), Sen. Bernie Sanders (I), Rep. Peter Welch (D) and Gov. Peter Shumlin (D). Scott received endorsements from state legislators including Richard Mazza (D) and Richard Sears (D).
Scott won re-election as Lieutenant Governor of Vermont in 2012. He ran unopposed in the primary election on August 28th and defeated Cassandra Gekas (D) and Ben Mitchell (Liberty Union) in the general election on November 6, 2012.
|Lieutenant Governor of Vermont General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Phillip Scott Incumbent||57.1%||162,787|
|Liberty Union||Ben Mitchell||2.4%||6,975|
|Election Results via Vermont Secretary of State.|
Scott's 2012 re-election campaign was endorsed by the Vermont National Education Association, the state's largest union.
Scott did not run for re-election to the Vermont State Senate in 2010. He ran successfully for lieutenant governor. He defeated Mark Snelling in the August 24 primary by a margin of 55.99% to 43.64% and went on to defeat Steven Howard (D), Boots Wardinski (WF), Marjorie Power (Vermont Progressive) and Peter Garritano (Vermont Independence Day/Second Vermont Republic) in the general election on November 2, 2010.
|Lieutenant Governor of Vermont, 2010|
|Liberty Union||Boots Wardinski||0.9%||2,228|
|Election Results via Vermont Secretary of State|
On November 4, 2008, Scott won re-election by finishing first for the three-seat Washington District of the Vermont State Senate, receiving 15,763 votes ahead of Democrat Ann Cummings (15,291), Republican William E. Doyle (15,089), Democrats Kimberley Cheney (11,637) and Laura Moore (10,847), Republican John Gilligan (5,660), Progressive John Block (3,489), Libertarian Dwight Duke (1,126), and write-ins (53).
Scott raised $18,018 for his campaign, against $7,002 by Cummings, $16,437 by Doyle, $5,940 by Cheney, $26,444 by Moore, and $1,655 by Bloch.
Comprehensive donor information for Scott is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Scott raised a total of $473,474 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 8, 2013.
Scott won re-election to the position of Lieutenant Governor of Vermont in 2012. During that election cycle, Scott raised a total of $190,564.
|Lieutenant Governor of Vermont 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Phillip Scott's campaign in 2012|
|BLS Bennington LC||$4,000|
|J.P. Sicard Inc||$2,000|
|Raymond Pecor Jr.||$2,000|
|Vermont Blacktop Corp.||$2,000|
|Robert E. Miller||$2,000|
|Total Raised in 2012||$190,564|
|Total Votes received in 2012||162,787|
|Cost of each vote received||$1.17|
|Source:Follow the Money|
Ballotpedia collects information on campaign donors for each year in which a candidate or incumbent is running for election. The following table offers a breakdown of Phillip Scott's donors each year. Click [show] for more information.
|Phillip Scott's Campaign Contributions|
Lieutenant Governor of Vermont
|Total Raised by General Election Opponents||$164,911|
|Top 5 contributors||Scott for Senate - 2008 Campaign Surplus||$3,255|
|Associated General Contractors of Vermont||$2,750|
|The Connor Group*||$2,000|
|Vermont Fuel Dealers Association*||$2,000|
*Several other groups and individuals also gave $2,000 to Scott's 2008 election campaign:
- Mansfield Heliflight, Inc.
- DuBois Construction
- JKL Limited Partnership
- Bond Auto Parts
- Lake Champlain Cruises
- Circle J Tires, Inc.
- B&M Realty, LLC
- Remo Pizzagalli
- Donald Clark
- Thomas Curley
- Elizabeth Squier
- Winthrop Smith, Jr.
- Barry Chouinard
- Frank Whitcomb
- Thomas Lauzon
Single-payer health care
In January 2014, Scott expressed skepticism about Vermont’s single-payer healthcare law. The law, called Green Mountain Care, passed in 2011 and aimed to provide health insurance to the state’s 626,000 residents through a state-run system in order to reduce premiums and costs. Scott was concerned about whether the model would work. “I’m a skeptic when it comes to the single-payer model,” Scott said in an interview. “But at the same time I try to be objective because I’ve argued that I don’t have enough information to know whether it works here in Vermont. So it’s difficult for me to oppose something when I don’t know what it is,” he said.
Scott and his wife, Diana, live in Berlin. He has two adult daughters and "one spoiled golden retriever."
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- Phillip Scott Official Campaign Website
- Scott on Facebook
- Scott on Twitter
- Scott on YouTube
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2012, 2010, 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002, 2000
- Vermont Lieutenant Governor, "About Phil Scott," accessed January 4, 2012
- Phil Scott, " Vermont Everyday Jobs," accessed May 7, 2013
- Vermont Secretary of State, "Unofficial election results," August 28, 2012
- Phil Scott Lieutenant Governor, "Home," accessed May 15, 2014
- Rutland Herald, "Scott not likely to run against Shumlin," April 22, 2013
- Ballot Access News, "Vermont Progressive Party Has Outside Chance of Electing Its First Statewide Nominee," June 13, 2014
- Vermont Secretary of State, "Campaign Finance Disclosure Form through 11/3/2014," accessed November 17, 2014
- Burlington Free Press, "Election update: Media money flowing," October 13, 2014
- Burlington Free Press, "Leahy endorses Corren for lieutenant governor," October 23, 2014
- Vermont Secretary of State, "Candidate list for August 28 primary," accessed June 29, 2012
- Vermont Public Radio, "Campaign 2012 Election Results" accessed November 6, 2012
- VtDigger, "State's largest union gives nod to Shumlin, Scott, Illuzzi, and Condos earlier recommendation for Pearce in Treasurer's race rounds out Vermont NEAs election picks," September 11, 2012
- Vermont State Senate official 2008 election results
- Follow the Money's report on Scott's 2008 campaign contributions
- Follow the Money, " Career fundraising for Philip Scott," accessed May 8, 2013
- Follow the Money.org, "Home," accessed February 17, 2015
- WatchDog.org, "Pressure mounts for Vermont lieutenant governor to take single-payer position," January 10, 2014
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