Vermont state executive offices

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Ballotpedia covers 12 state executive offices in the state of Vermont. The executive branch is governed by Chapter II, Section 20 of the Vermont Constitution.

State executive organization

Executive officials in Vermont are part of a three-pronged government structure that includes state legislators and state judges. Chapter II, Sections 1 through 5 of the Vermont Constitution defines the distribution of powers in the state:

Section 1

Governing Power

The Commonwealth or State of Vermont shall be governed by a Governor (or Lieutenant-Governor), a Senate and a House of Representatives, in manner and form following:[1]

Section 2

Supreme Legislature Power

The Supreme Legislative power shall be exercised by a Senate and a House of Representatives.[1]

Section 3

Supreme Executive Power

The Supreme Executive power shall be exercised by a Governor, or in the Governor's absence, a Lieutenant-Governor.[1]

Section 4


The judicial power of the State shall be vested in a unified judicial system which shall be composed of a Supreme Court, a Superior Court, and such other subordinate courts as the General Assembly may from time to time ordain and establish.[1]

Section 5

Department to be Distinct

The Legislative, Executive, and Judiciary departments, shall be separate and distinct, so that neither exercise the powers properly belonging to the others.[1]


The following is a list of state executive offices in Vermont.

Current officeholders

Note: First appointed or First elected will include a date depending on if the officeholder was appointed or elected.

Name:Party:Current office:Tenure:First AppointedFirst Elected:
Annie NoonanNonpartisan Vermont Commissioner of LaborJanuary 2011 - presentNovember 22, 2010
William H. SorrellElectiondot.png Democratic Attorney General of VermontMay 1997 - PresentMay 1997November 3, 1998
Chuck RossNonpartisan Vermont Secretary of AgricultureJanuary 6, 2011 - PresentJanuary 6, 2011
Deborah MarkowitzNonpartisan Vermont Secretary of Natural ResourcesJanuary 2011 - PresentJanuary 2011
Doug HofferElectiondot.png Democratic Vermont State AuditorJanuary 10, 2013 - PresentNovember 6, 2012
Elizabeth PearceElectiondot.png Democratic Vermont TreasurerJanuary 2011 - PresentJanuary 2011November 6, 2012
James VolzNonpartisan Vermont Public Service BoardMarch 1, 2005 - PresentMarch 1, 2005; March 1, 2011
Jim CondosElectiondot.png Democratic Vermont Secretary of StateJanuary 6, 2011-presentNovember 2, 2010
John BurkeNonpartisan Vermont Public Service Board2009 - Present2009
Margaret CheneyNonpartisan Vermont Public Service BoardOctober 1, 2013 – presentSeptember 16, 2013
Peter ShumlinElectiondot.png Democratic Governor of VermontJanuary 6, 2011 - PresentNovember 2, 2010
Phillip ScottEnds.png Republican Lieutenant Governor of VermontJanuary 6, 2011 - PresentNovember 2, 2010
Rebecca HolcombeNonpartisan Vermont Secretary of EducationJanuary 2014 - Present2014
Susan DoneganNonpartisan Vermont Commissioner of InsuranceJanuary 2013 - PresentNovember 2012


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There are no state executive elections in Vermont in 2015.



There were no elections in Vermont in 2013.


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