Chris Roy

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Chris Roy
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Former candidate for
Vermont Secretary of State
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Chris Roy (born in Barre, Vermont) was a candidate for Vermont Secretary of State in the 2010 election. He ran in the Republican party primary for the seat that is currently occupied by incumbent Deborah L. Markowitz, who is vacating the position in order to run for the office of governor in November 2010.[1]


  • Graduated from Spaulding High School (1982)
  • Honors degree, Harvard University (1986) in government
  • Juris Doctorate, Cornell Law School (1989)

Professional experience

Shortly after receiving his law degree, he worked as a law clerk for the Honorable Albert Coffrin of the United States District Court for the District of Vermont. In 1990, Roy joined the private practice firm of Downs, Rachlin, & Martin PLLC as an attorney focusing on all aspects of commercial and property-related litigation in both state and federal courts on behalf of individuals and businesses.

Other roles

  • Member, Vermont Environmental Board
  • Member, Vermont Advisory Committee to the United States Commission on Civil Rights
  • Member, Leadership team for the Vermont Lake Champlain Quadricentennial Commission
  • Member, Williston Selectboard
  • Delegate, National Republican Convention (2000 and 2008)
  • Chairman, Williston Town Republican Committee
  • Vice-Chair, Burlington City Republican Committee



See also: Vermont Secretary of State election, 2010
2010 Race for Secretary of State - Republican Primary[2]
Party Candidate Vote Percentage
     Republican Party Approveda Jason Gibbs 56.3%
     Republican Party Chris Roy 42.9%
     Write-In 0.7%
Total Votes 25,921


Roy has lived in Williston, Vermont for the past sixteen years with his wife, Lisa Gendron. The couple has had three children together.

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