Vermont State Senate elections, 2014

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Vermont State Senate elections, 2014

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List of candidates
Addison DistrictBennington DistrictCaledonia DistrictChittenden DistrictEssex-Orleans DistrictFranklin DistrictGrand Isle DistrictLamoille DistrictOrange DistrictRutland DistrictWashington DistrictWindham DistrictWindsor District
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Vermont State Senate2014 Vermont House Elections
Elections for the office of Vermont State Senate will take place in 2014. A primary election took place August 26, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 12, 2014.

Incumbents retiring

A total of three incumbents are not running for re-election in 2014. Those incumbents are:

Name Party Current Office
Robert Hartwell Electiondot.png Democratic Bennington Senate District
Donald Collins Electiondot.png Democratic Franklin Senate District
Peter Galbarith Electiondot.png Democratic Windham Senate District

Majority control

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 4 election, the Democratic Party holds the majority in the Vermont State Senate:

Vermont State Senate
Party As of October 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 21 Pending
     Republican Party 7 Pending
     Vermont Progressive Party 2 Pending
Total 30 30

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]

2014 Competitiveness Overview
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Competitiveness

Candidates unopposed by a major party

There are 30 seats in 13 districts up for election in 2014. For 17 of the 30 seats (10 districts), there is only one major party candidate. One Republican and sixteen Democrats are guaranteed election in November barring unforeseen circumstances.

Candidates from both major parties will face off in the general election in for 13 seats (8 districts) up for election.

Two of Vermont's Senate districts held competitive elections in 2012, with their last seats claimed by a margin of victory less than 5 percent. Four other districts held moderately competitive elections in 2012, with their last seat claimed by a margin of victory between 5 and 10 percent.

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Primary challenges

Just one incumbent faced primary competition on August 24. Three incumbents are not seeking re-election in 2014 and another 26 incumbents advanced past the primary without opposition.

Retiring incumbents

Three incumbent senators are not running for re-election, while 27 (90%) are running for re-election. A list of those incumbents, all Democrats, can be found above.

List of candidates

Note: Candidate lists can change frequently throughout the election season. Ballotpedia staff will be re-examining the list on a monthly basis for any changes. This list was last examined on October 11, 2014. For more information about Ballotpedia's election coverage plan, click here. If you are aware of a candidate we've missed or one incorrectly listed, please send an email to: Tyler King.

Addison District (2 seats)

Democratic Party August 24 Democratic primary:
  • Claire Ayer Approveda - Incumbent Ayer was first elected to the chamber in 2002.
  • Christopher A. Bray Approveda - Incumbent Bray was first elected to the chamber in 2012.
Republican Party August 24 Republican primary:
  • No candidates filed.

November 4 General election candidates:

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Democratic Party Claire Ayer
Democratic Party Christopher A. Bray

Bennington District (2 seats)

Note: Incumbent Robert Hartwell (D) is not running for re-election.

Democratic Party August 24 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 24 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Brian Campion
Democratic Party Dick Sears
Republican Party Warren H. Roaf

Caledonia District (2 seats)

Democratic Party August 24 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 24 Republican primary:
  • Joe Benning Approveda - Incumbent Benning was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Mike Heath
Republican Party Joe Benning
Democratic Party/Republican Party Jane Kitchel - Kitchell will appear on the ballot as both a Democratic and Republican nominee.[2]

Chittenden District (6 seats)

Democratic Party August 24 Democratic primary:

Note: Ashe and Zuckerman are also nominated by the Vermont Progressive Party.[3]

Republican Party August 24 Republican primary:
Libertarian Party Libertarian candidates:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Philip Baruth
Democratic Party Dawn Ellis
Democratic Party Virginia "Ginny" Lyons
Democratic Party Michael Sirotkin
Republican Party Joy Limoge
Republican Party Diane B. Snelling
Libertarian Party John Cisar
Libertarian Party Christopher Coolidge
Libertarian Party Ben Mayer
Libertarian Party Travis Spencer
Libertarian Party Paul Washburn
Libertarian Party Glyn Wilkinson
Democratic Party/Lime2.png Timothy Ashe - Ashe will appear on the ballot as both a Democratic and Progressive nominee.[2]
Lime2.png/Democratic Party David Zuckerman - Zuckerman will appear on the ballot as both a Progressive and Democratic nominee.[2]

Essex-Orleans District (2 seats)

Democratic Party August 24 Democratic primary:
  • Robert A. Starr Approveda - Incumbent Starr was first elected to the chamber in 2004.
  • John S. Rodgers Approveda - Incumbent Rodgers was first elected to the chamber in 2012.
Republican Party August 24 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party John S. Rodgers
Republican Party Marcia Horne
Democratic Party/Republican Party Robert A. Starr - Starr will appear on the ballot as both a Democratic and Republican nominee.[2]

Franklin District (2 seats)

Note: Incumbent Donald Collins (D) is not running for re-election.

Democratic Party August 24 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 24 Republican primary:
Independent Independent candidates:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Sara Branon Kittell
Democratic Party William Alan Roberts
Republican Party Dustin Allard Degree
Republican Party Norman McAllister
Independent Michael D. Malone

Grand Isle District (1 seat)

Democratic Party August 24 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 24 Republican primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Pinkslashed.png Liberty Union candidates:

November 4 General election candidates:

Pinkslashed.png Benjamin Bosley
Democratic Party/Republican Party Richard "Dick" Mazza - Mazza will appear on the ballot as both a Democratic and Republican nominee.[2]

Lamoille District (1 seat)

Democratic Party August 24 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party August 24 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party/Democratic Party Richard A. Westman - Westman will appear on the ballot as both a Republican and Democratic nominee.[2]

Orange District (1 seat)

Democratic Party August 24 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 24 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Mark A. MacDonald
Republican Party Robert C. Frenier

Rutland District (3 seats)

Democratic Party August 24 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 24 Republican primary:
Independent Vermont Politically Incorrect Party candidates:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party William Tracy Carris
Democratic Party Anissa Delauri
Democratic Party Eldred French
Republican Party Brian P. Collamore
Republican Party Peg Flory
Republican Party Kevin J. Mullin
Independent Kelly Socia

Washington District (3 seats)

Democratic Party August 24 Democratic primary:

Note: Pollina and Gaffney are also nominated by the Vermont Progressive Party.[3]

Republican Party August 24 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Ann Cummings
Republican Party William "Bill" Doyle
Republican Party Dexter Lefavour
Republican Party Pat McDonald
Lime2.png/Democratic Party Sandra "Sandy" Gaffney - Gaffney will appear on the ballot as both a Progressive and Democratic nominee.[2]
Lime2.png/Democratic Party Anthony Pollina - Pollina will appear on the ballot as both a Progressive and Democratic nominee.[2]

Windham District (2 seats)

Note: Incumbent Peter Galbarith (D) is not running for re-election.

Democratic Party August 24 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 24 Republican primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Independent Independent candidates:
Pinkslashed.png Liberty Union candidates:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Jeanette White
Democratic Party Becca Balint
Independent Mary Hasson
Pinkslashed.png Aaron Diamondstone
Pinkslashed.png Jerry Levy

Windsor District (3 seats)

Democratic Party August 24 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 24 Republican primary:
  • No candidates filed.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Alice W. Nitka
Democratic Party Richard "Dick" McCormack
Democratic Party John Campbell

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