Vermont State Senate elections, 2014

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Vermont State Senate elections, 2014

Majority controlQualifications
List of candidates
Addison DistrictBennington DistrictCaledonia DistrictChittenden DistrictEssex-Orleans DistrictFranklin DistrictGrand Isle DistrictLamoille DistrictOrange DistrictRutland DistrictWashington DistrictWindham DistrictWindsor District
State Legislative Election Results

Vermont State Senate2014 Vermont House Elections
Elections for the office of Vermont State Senate will consist of a primary election on August 26, 2014, and a general election 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 July 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 21 Pending
     Republican Party 7 Pending
     Vermont Progressive Party 2 Pending
Total 30 30

Qualifications

Candidate Ballot Access
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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]

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.

Competitive

Mildly Competitive

Primary challenges

A total of 2 incumbents will face primary competition on August 24. Three incumbents are not seeking re-election in 2014 and another 25 incumbents will advance 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

Addison District

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Bennington District

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:

Caledonia District

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Chittenden District

Democratic Party August 24 Democratic primary:

Note: Ashe and Zuckerman are also nominated by the Vermont Progressive Party.[2]

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Essex-Orleans District

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Franklin District

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:

Grand Isle District

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Lamoille District

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Orange District

Democratic Party August 24 Democratic primary:
  • Mark MacDonald - Incumbent MacDonald was elected to the chamber in 2002.
Republican Party August 24 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Rutland District

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Washington District

Democratic Party August 24 Democratic primary:

Note: Pollina and Gaffney are also nominated by the Vermont Progressive Party.[2]

Republican Party August 24 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Windham District

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:

Windsor District

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

November 4 General election candidates:

See also

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