Douglas Racine

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Douglas Racine
Vermont Senate Chittenden District
Former member
Term in office began
Term in office ended
Political party Democratic
Profession Board Director
Douglas Racine (b. October 7, 1952) was a Democratic member of the Vermont State Senate since 2007 and from 1983 to 1992, representing Chittenden County.

Racine served in the Vermont State Senate on two different occasions, the first from 1983 to 1992, and the second from 2007 to the present. He was the President Pro-Tempore for the senate from 1989 to 1992. He also served as the Lieutenant Governor for Vermont from 1996 to 2002. He currently represents Chittendon County in the senate.

Racine worked as a legislative assistant for Senator Patrick Leahy. He is currently the Vice President of Willie-Racine Jeep/Eagle/Izuzu, Incorporated.

Racine earned his B.A. from Princeton University in 1974.

Racine did not run for re-election to the Chittenden district in 2010.

Committee assignments



See also: Vermont State Senate elections, 2010

Racine did not run for re-election. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.


On November 4, 2008, Douglas Racine won re-election by finishing first for the six-seat Chittenden District of the Vermont State Senate, receiving 44,856 votes ahead of Democrats Edward Flanagan (38,998) and Virginia Lyons (35,869), Republican Diane Snelling (32,394), Democrat Hinda Miller (31,457), Democrat/Progressive Timothy Ashe (28,103), Democrat Denise Barnard (27,687), Republicans Dennis Bedard (16,760), Darren Adams (15,894), Paula Spadaccini (15,110), Robyn Myers-Moore (15,029), and Agnes Clift (14,192), independent Tom Licata (11,411), Justice for Vermonters candidate Larkin Forney (3,141), and write-ins (524).[1]

Among Racine's opponents, Lyons raised $7,918 for her campaign, against $13,630 by Snelling, $2,300 by Miller, $17,119 by Ashe, $16,940 by Barnard, and $11,208 by Licata.[2]

Vermont State Senate, Chittenden District
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Douglas Racine (D) 44,856
Green check mark transparent.png Edward Flanagan (D) 38,998
Green check mark transparent.png Virginia Lyons (D) 35,869
Green check mark transparent.png Diane Snelling (R) 32,394
Green check mark transparent.png Hinda Miller (D) 31,457
Green check mark transparent.png Timothy Ashe (D/P) 28,103
Denise Barnard (D) 27,687
Dennis Bedard (R) 16,760
Darren Adams (R) 15,894
Paula Spadaccini (R) 15,110
Robyn Myers-Moore (R) 15,029
Agnes Clift (R) 14,192
Tom Licata (I) 11,411
Larkin Forney (Justice for Vermonters) 3,141
Write-ins 524

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According to Follow the Money, Racine raised no funds for the 2008 election.[3]

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Preceded by
Vermont State Senate - Chittenden District
Succeeded by
Sally Fox
Preceded by
Vermont State Senate - Chittenden District
Succeeded by