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Vermont State Senate elections, 2008

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Elections for the office of Vermont State Senate consisted of a primary election on September 9, 2008, and a general election on November 4, 2008.

Qualifications

The Vermont Constitution states, "No person shall be elected a Representative or a Senator until the person has resided in this State two years, the last year of which shall be in the legislative district for which the person is elected."[1]

List of candidates

Addison District (2)

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary:
  • Claire Ayer: 1,012 Approveda
  • Harold Giard: 829 Approveda
Republican Party September 9 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Claire Ayer: 15,960 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Harold Giard: 13,955 Green check mark transparent.png

Bennington District (2)

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary:
  • Bob Hartwell: 664 Approveda
  • Dick Sears: 837 Approveda
Republican Party September 9 GOP primary:
  • Ruth Harvie: 324 Approveda
  • Gerald W. Woodard: 373 Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Bob Hartwell: 8,675 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Dick Sears: 12,097 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Ruth Harvie: 4,987
Republican Party Gerald W. Woodard: 5,166

Caledonia District (2)

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary:
  • Matthew A. Choate: 689 Approveda
  • Jane Kitchel: 948 Approveda
Republican Party September 9 GOP primary:
  • John S. Hall: 955 Approveda
  • John R. Kascenska, II: 488 Approveda
  • James E. Stevens: 460

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Matthew A. Choate: 8,401 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Jane Kitchel: 10,149 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party John S. Hall: 7,683
Republican Party John R. Kascenska, II: 4,242

Chittenden District (6)

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary:
  • Tim Ashe: 2,852 Approveda
  • Denise Begins Barnard: 2,640 Approveda
  • Edward Flanagan: 3,823 Approveda
  • Virginia "Ginny" Lyons: 4,029 Approveda
  • Dennis Mcmahon: 1,373
  • Hinda Miller: 3,308 Approveda
  • Tim Palmer: 2,201
  • Doug Racine: 4,358 Approveda
  • Sean Starfighter: 912
Republican Party September 9 GOP primary:
  • Diane B. Snelling: 1,334 Approveda
Independent Independent candidate:
  • Tom Licata Approveda
Lime2.png Vermont Progressive Party candidate:
  • Tim Ashe Approveda
Darkgreenslashed.png Justice for Vermonters candidate:
  • Larkin Forney Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Denise Begins Barnard: 27,687
Democratic Party Edward Flanagan: 38,998 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Virginia "Ginny" Lyons: 35,869 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Hinda Miller: 31,457 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Doug Racine: 44,856 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Darren Adams: 15,894
Republican Party Dennis Bedard: 16,760
Republican Party Agnes Clift: 14,192
Republican Party Robyn Myers-Moore: 15,029
Republican Party Diane B. Snelling: 32,394 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Paula Spadaccini: 15,110
Independent Tom Licata: 11,411
Democratic PartyLime2.png Tim Ashe: 28,103 Green check mark transparent.png
Darkgreenslashed.png Larkin Forney: 3,141

Essex-Orleans District (2)

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary:
  • Robert A. Starr: 748 Approveda
Republican Party September 9 GOP primary:
  • Vincent Illuzzi: 1,056 Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic PartyRepublican Party Robert A. Starr: 12,731 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican PartyDemocratic Party Vincent Illuzzi: 12,445 Green check mark transparent.png

Franklin District (2)

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary:
  • Donald "Don" Collins: 799 Approveda
  • Sara Branon Kittell: 842 Approveda
Republican Party September 9 GOP primary:
  • Randy Brock: 879 Approveda
  • Willard "Bill" Rowell: 782 Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Donald "Don" Collins: 8,731
Democratic Party Sara Branon Kittell: 8,920 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Randy Brock: 9,307 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Willard "Bill" Rowell: 7,393

Grand Isle District (1)

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary:
  • Richard "Dick" Mazza: 322 Approveda
Republican Party September 9 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Richard "Dick" Mazza: 9,954 Green check mark transparent.png

Lamoille District (1)

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary:
  • Susan Bartlett: 280 Approveda
Republican Party September 9 GOP primary:
  • Jim Black: 148 Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Susan Bartlett: 6,872 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Jim Black: 4,111

Orange District (1)

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary:
  • Mark MacDonald: 557 Approveda
Republican Party September 9 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Constitution Party Constitutional Party candidate:
  • Charlie Russell Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic PartyRepublican Party Mark A. MacDonald: 7,397 Green check mark transparent.png
Constitution Party Charlie Russell: 2,691

Rutland District (3)

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary:
  • Hope Blucher: 1,366 Approveda
  • Bill Carris: 1,709 Approveda
  • Cheryl Mazzariello Hooker: 1,638 Approveda
Republican Party September 9 GOP primary:
  • Gregory J. Decker: 1,232 Approveda
  • Hull Maynard: 1,511 Approveda
  • Kevin J. Mullin: 1,574 Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Hope Blucher: 9,945
Democratic Party Bill Carris: 16,194 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Cheryl Mazzariello Hooker: 11,869
Republican Party Gregory J. Decker: 6,117
Republican Party Hull Maynard: 13,077 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Kevin J. Mullin: 12,783 Green check mark transparent.png

Washington District (3)

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary:
  • Kimberly B. Cheney: 2,064 Approveda
  • Ann E. Cummings: 2,459 Approveda
  • Laura Day Moore: 1,789 Approveda
Republican Party September 9 GOP primary:
  • William "Bill" Doyle: 924 Approveda
  • Phil Scott: 918 Approveda
Lime2.png Vermont Progressive Party candidate:
  • John Bloch Approveda
Libertarian Party Libertarian Party candidate:
  • Dwight "Slippery Slim" Duke Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Kimberly B. Cheney: 11,637
Democratic Party Ann E. Cummings: 15,291 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Laura Day Moore: 10,847
Republican Party William "Bill" Doyle: 15,089 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party John R. Gilligan: 5,660
Republican Party Phil Scott: 15,763 Green check mark transparent.png
Lime2.png John Bloch: 3,489
Libertarian Party Dwight "Slippery Slim" Duke: 1,126


Windham District (2)

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary:
  • Peter E. Shumlin: 2,108 Approveda
  • Jeanette White: 2,105 Approveda
Republican Party September 9 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Pinkslashed.png Liberty Union Party candidate:
  • Aaron Diamondstone Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Peter E. Shumlin: 14,866 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Jeanette White: 13,531 Green check mark transparent.png
Pinkslashed.png Aaron Diamondstone: 2,464

Windsor District (3)

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary:
  • John Campbell: 2,094 Approveda
  • Richard "Dick" McCormack: 2,114 Approveda
  • Alice W. Nitka: 2,011 Approveda
Republican Party September 9 GOP primary:
  • Kent Butterfield: 699 Approveda
  • Ethan Foster: 615 Approveda
  • Kirk Sparkman: 632 Approveda
Independent Independent candidate:
  • Mark A. Blanchard Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party John Campbell: 16,426 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Richard "Dick" McCormack: 14,898 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Alice W. Nitka: 13,783 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Kent Butterfield: 8,320
Republican Party Ethan Foster: 4,680
Republican Party Kirk Sparkman: 5,969
Independent Mark A. Blanchard: 5,619

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