U.S. Senate delegation from Vermont

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This page displays current and historical information pertaining to the U.S. Senate delegation from Vermont.

Current members

The current members of the U.S. Senate from Vermont are:


Name:Party:Position:Assumed Office:Term Ends:Next Election:Official Website:Predecessor:
Bernie Sanders
Bernie Sanders.jpg
IndependentU.S. Senate, Vermont 2007January 3, 2019November 2018LinkJames M. Jeffords (R)
Patrick Leahy
Patrick Leahy.jpg
Democratic PartyU.S. Senate, Vermont 1975January 3, 2017November 2016LinkGeorge D. Aiken (R)

Election history


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Class I

Senators in Class I were elected to office in the November 2012 general election, unless they took their seat through appointment or special election.[1] Class I terms run from the beginning of the 113th Congress on January 3, 2013, to the end of the 115th Congress on January 3, 2019.[1]

2012

U.S. Senate, Vermont, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Independent Green check mark transparent.pngBernie Sanders Incumbent 71.1% 207,848
     Republican John MacGovern 24.9% 72,898
     Third Cris Ericson 2% 5,924
     Third Laurel LaFramboise 0.3% 877
     Third Peter Moss 0.8% 2,452
     Third Pete Diamondstone 0.9% 2,511
Total Votes 292,510
Source: Vermont Board of Elections "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2006
On November 7, 2006, Bernard Sanders won election to the United States Senate. He defeated Rich Tarrant (R), Cris Ericson (I), Craig Hill (T), Pete Diamondstone (T), Peter Moss (T) and Write-in in the general election.[2]

U.S. Senate, Vermont General Election, 2006
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Independent Green check mark transparent.pngBernard Sanders 65.4% 171,638
     Republican Rich Tarrant 32.4% 84,924
     Independent Cris Ericson 0.7% 1,735
     Vermont Green Craig Hill 0.6% 1,536
     Liberty Union Pete Diamondstone 0.3% 801
     Anti-Bushist Candidate Peter Moss 0.6% 1,518
     N/A Write-In 0.1% 267
Total Votes 262,419

Class III

Senators in Class III were elected to office in the November 2010 general election, unless they took their seat through appointment or special election. Class III terms run from the beginning of the 112th Congress on January 3, 2011, to the end of the 114th Congress on January 3, 2017.

2010
On November 2, 2010, Leahy won re-election to the U.S. Senate, defeating Len Britton (R), Daniel Freilich (I), Stephen J. Cain (I), Johenry Nunes (I), Peter Diamondstone (Socialist), Cris Ericson (United States Marijuana) and a write-in.[3]

U.S. Senate, Vermont, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngPatrick J. Leahy Incumbent 64.3% 151,281
     Republican Len Britton 30.9% 72,699
     Independent Daniel Freilich 1.5% 3,544
     Independent Stephen J. Cain 1% 2,356
     Independent Johenry Nunes 0.4% 1,021
     Socialist Peter Diamondstone 0.6% 1,433
     Independent Cris Ericson 1.2% 2,731
     Write-in Unnamed 0% 113
Total Votes 235,178

2004 On November 2, 2004, Patrick Leahy won re-election to the United States Senate. He defeated Jack McMullen (R), Keith Stern (I), Cris Ericson (T), Ben Mitchell (T), Craig Hill (T) and a write-In in the general election.[4]

U.S. Senate, Vermont General Election, 2004
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngPatrick Leahy incumbent 70.6% 216,972
     Republican Jack McMullen 24.5% 75,398
     Independent Keith Stern 1.1% 3,300
     Marijuana Cris Ericson 2.1% 6,486
     Liberty Union Ben Mitchell 0.3% 879
     Vermont Green Craig Hill 1.3% 3,999
     N/A Write-In 0.1% 261
Total Votes 307,295

1998 On November 3, 1998, Patrick Leahy won re-election to the United States Senate. He defeated Fred Tuttle (R), Barry Nelson (I), Hugh Douglas (L), Bob Melamede (T), Jerry Levy (T) and Write-In in the general election.[5]

U.S. Senate, Vermont General Election, 1998
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngPatrick Leahy incumbent 72.2% 154,567
     Republican Fred Tuttle 22.4% 48,051
     Independent Barry Nelson 1.4% 2,893
     Libertarian Hugh Douglas 2% 4,199
     Vermont Grassroots Bob Melamede 1.1% 2,459
     Liberty Union Jerry Levy 0.6% 1,238
     N/A Write-In 0.3% 629
Total Votes 214,036

1992 On November 3, 1992, Patrick Leahy won re-election to the United States Senate. He defeated James Douglas (R), Jerry Levy (T), Michael Godeck (T) and Write-In in the general election.[6]

U.S. Senate, Vermont General Election, 1992
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngPatrick Leahy incumbent 54.2% 154,762
     Republican James Douglas 43.3% 123,854
     Liberty Union Jerry Levy 1.8% 5,121
     Freedom for LaRouche Michael Godeck 0.6% 1,780
     N/A Write-In 0.1% 222
Total Votes 285,739

1986 On November 4, 1986, Patrick Leahy won re-election to the United States Senate. He defeated Dick Snelling (R), Anthony Doria (T), Jerry Levy (T) and Scattering in the general election.[7]

U.S. Senate, Vermont General Election, 1986
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngPatrick Leahy incumbent 63.2% 124,123
     Republican Dick Snelling 34.5% 67,798
     Conservative Anthony Doria 1.5% 2,963
     Liberty Union Jerry Levy 0.8% 1,583
     N/A Scattering 0% 65
Total Votes 196,532

1980 On November 4, 1980, Patrick Leahy won re-election to the United States Senate. He defeated Stewart Ledbetter (R), Anthony Doria (I), Earl Gardiner (T) and Write-in in the general election.[8]

U.S. Senate, Vermont General Election, 1980
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngPatrick Leahy incumbent 49.8% 104,176
     Republican Stewart Ledbetter 48.5% 101,421
     Independent Anthony Doria 0.8% 1,776
     Liberty Union Earl Gardiner 0.8% 1,629
     N/A Scattering 0.1% 122
Total Votes 209,124

1974 On November 4, 1974, Patrick Leahy won election to the United States Senate. He defeated Richard Mallary (R), Bernard Sanders (T), Patrick Leahy (T) and Write-in in the general election.[9]

U.S. Senate, Vermont General Election, 1974
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngPatrick Leahy 47% 67,125
     Republican Richard Mallary 46.4% 66,223
     Liberty Union Bernard Sanders 4.1% 5,901
     Independent Vermonters Patrick Leahy 2.5% 3,504
     N/A Write-in 0% 19
Total Votes 142,772

Historical members

The following individuals were elected to the U.S. Senate from Vermont.

Historical Representation to the US Senate by Party from Vermont
Party Total
     Democratic 1
     Republican 29
     Whig 6
     Independent 1
     Federalist 4
     Anti-Admin 1
     Anti-Jacksonian 1
     Free Soil 1
Total Senators 44
Class 1 Senators from Vermont
Senator Years Served Party
Moses Robinson 1791-1796 Republican
Isaac Tichenor 1796-1797 Federalist
Nathaniel Chipman 1797-1803 Federalist
Israel Smith 1803-1807 Republican
Jonathan Robinson 1807-1815 Republican
Isaac Tichenor 1815-1821 Federalist
Horatio Seymour 1821-1833 Republican
Benjamin Swift 1833-1839 Whig
Samuel S. Phelps 1839-1851 Whig
Solomon Foot 1851-1866 Republican
George F. Edmunds 1866-1891 Republican
Redfield Proctor 1891-1908 Republican
John W. Stewart 1908-1908 Republican
Carroll S. Page 1908-1923 Republican
Frank L. Greene 1923-1930 Republican
Frank C. Partridge 1930-1931 Republican
Warren R. Austin 1931-1946 Republican
Ralph E. Flanders 1946-1959 Republican
Winston L. Prouty 1959-1971 Republican
Robert T. Stafford 1971-1989 Republican
James M. Jeffords 1989-2007 Republican
Bernard Sanders 2007-Present Independent
Class 3 Senators from Vermont
Senator Years Served Party
Stephen R. Bradley 1791-1795 ANTI-ADMIN
Elijah Paine 1795-1801 Federalist
Stephen R. Bradley 1801-1813 Republican
Dudley Chase 1813-1817 Anti-Jacksonian
James Fisk 1817-1818 Republican
William A. Palmer 1818-1825 Republican
Dudley Chase 1825-1831 Republican
Samuel Prentiss 1831-1842 Whig
Samuel C. Crafts 1842-1843 Whig
William Upham 1843-1853 Whig
Samuel S. Phelps 1853-1854 Whig
Lawrence Brainerd 1854-1855 Free Soil
Jacob Collamer 1855-1865 Republican
Luke P. Poland 1865-1867 Republican
Justin S. Morrill 1867-1898 Republican
Jonathan Ross 1899-1900 Republican
William P. Dillingham 1900-1923 Republican
Porter H. Dale 1923-1933 Republican
Ernest W. Gibson 1933-1940 Republican
Ernest W. Gibson, Jr. 1940-1941 Republican
George D. Aiken 1941-1975 Republican
Patrick Leahy 1975-Present Democratic

See also

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