Vermont lieutenant gubernatorial election, 2014

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Vermont Gubernatorial Election

Primary Date
August 26, 2014

General Election Date:
November 4, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Phillip Scott Republican Party

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The Vermont lieutenant gubernatorial election will take place on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Phillip Scott (R) was first elected in 2010 and is running for re-election. He faces Vermont Progressive Party candidate Dean Corren and Liberty Union Party candidate Marina Brown. The winner of the election will serve a two-year term.

Vermont is one of 14 states that uses an open primary system, in which registered voters do not have to be members of a party to vote in that party's primary.[1][2][3]


General election

Republican Party Phillip Scott - Incumbent
Lime2.png Dean Corren - Vermont Progressive Party candidate[4]
Independent Marina Brown - Liberty Union Party candidate[5]


Democratic Party John Bauer[6]

Race background

The absence of a Democratic candidate in this race, coupled with Vermont's current leftward lean, mean that the third-party candidates running for Vermont Lieutenant Governor, Dean Corren of the Vermont Progressive Party and Marina Brown of the Liberty Union Party, have a better chance than usual of winning a statewide office.

Public financing for Corren

Dean Corren has a particular advantage because he qualified for public funding, according to Ballot Access News.[7] The requirements to receive public funding in Vermont are quite strict and Corren is the only candidate to qualify since 2004. This is likely to give him a financial advantage over the other candidates, including incumbent Republican Phillip Scott.

Corren's campaign had reported $38,496 in media purchases by mid-October, compared to no media purchases for Scott. The Vermont Progressive candidate has used that money to purchase radio and TV spots along with billboards.[8]


Corren has earned endorsements from Sen. Patrick Leahy (D), Sen. Bernie Sanders (I), Rep. Peter Welch (D) and Gov. Peter Shumlin (D). Scott has received endorsements from state legislators including Richard Mazza (D) and Richard Sears (D).[9]

Past elections


Lieutenant Governor of Vermont General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPhillip Scott Incumbent 57.1% 162,787
     Democratic Cassandra Gekas 40.4% 115,015
     Liberty Union Ben Mitchell 2.4% 6,975
     Independent Write-in 0.1% 257
Total Votes 285,034
Election Results via Vermont Secretary of State.


Lieutenant Governor of Vermont, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPhil Scott 49.4% 116,198
     Democratic Steve Howard 42.4% 99,843
     Independent Peter Garritano 3.7% 8,627
     Progressive Marjorie Power 3.5% 8,287
     Liberty Union Boots Wardinski 0.9% 2,228
     Write-In Various 0.1% 147
Total Votes 235,330
Election Results Via: Vermont Secretary of State

Key deadlines

Deadline Event
June 12, 2014 Filing deadline
August 26, 2014 Primary election
November 4, 2014 General election
November 11, 2014 Canvassing committees prepare certificates of election
January 8, 2015 Governor and Lieutenant Governor inaugurated

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