Edward Flanagan

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Edward Flanagan
Vermont Senate Chittendon District
Former member
Term in office began
Term in office ended
Political party Democratic
Profession College Instructor
Ed Flanagan (b. December 18, 1950) was a Democratic member of the Vermont State Senate since 2005, representing Chittendon County.

Flanagan's political experience began with his service as chair for Burlington Democratic City Committee from 1991 to 1993. He then served on the Vermont State Democratic Committee from 1995 to 2000. He was also a National Committee Member for the Democratic National Committee during this time. He ran for a seat on the United States Senate in 200 but was unsuccessful. Flanagan also served as a member of the Burlington Democratic City Committee from 1987 to 2001. He was elected to the Vermont State Senate in 2004 and has served in that position since.

Flanagan worked as a policy analyst for the Office of United States Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare from 1978 to 1979. He was an attorney for Hoff Curtis from 1987 to 1993. He became a state auditor for Vermont in 1993 and worked in this position until 2001. He is currently an instructor for Champlain College.

Flanagan earned his B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1973. He went on to receive his J.D. from Harvard University in 1976.

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

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See also: Vermont State Senate elections, 2010

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


On November 4, 2008, Flanagan won re-election by finishing second for the six-seat Chittenden District of the Vermont State Senate, receiving 38,998 votes behind Democrat Douglas Racine (44,856) and ahead of Democrat 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 Flanagan'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, Flanagan raised no funds for the 2008 election.[3]

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Preceded by
Vermont State Senate - Chittenden District
Succeeded by
Philip Baruth