Jim Condos

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Jim Condos
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Vermont Secretary of State
In office
January 6, 2011-present
Term ends
Years in position 3
PredecessorDeborah Markowitz (D)
Base salary$95,139
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$169,009
Term limitsNone
Prior offices
Vermont State Senate
South Burlington City Council
High schoolSouth Burlington High School
Bachelor'sUniversity of Vermont (1974)
BirthdayJanuary 29, 1951
Place of birthOrange, NJ
Office website
Personal website
Campaign website
James C. "Jim" Condos (born January 29, 1951, in Orange, New Jersey) is the current Democratic Vermont Secretary of State, having been first publicly elected to the statewide executive position in November 2010. Prior to this, he had served as a member of the State Senate for eight years beginning in 2000. Condos won re-election as secretary of state in the 2012. He faced no major party opposition in both the primary and general election.[1]

Condos said his chief concerns in 2013 are campaign finance reform and enhancing the integrity of the state's elections. He has advocated for transparency and a campaign finance database, which he seeks to have available online for the 2014 elections, but said will probably take longer.[2]

Condos is running for re-election as Vermont Secretary of State in 2014.


Condos was born in Orange, New Jersey and raised in Burlington and South Burlington. He attended South Burlington High School and graduated from the University of Vermont in 1974.

Condos has extensive experience in both the private and public sector. Over his 30 year career, he worked for a Fortune 100 company, a $30 million family-owned Vermont grocery distribution compact and Vermont Gas Systems - a publicly-regulated utility. He has also served the public for over 20 years, first on the South Burlington City Council and later as a member of the Vermont State Senate.[3]

Condos has also served in the following roles:

  • Member, South Burlington Zoning Board of Adjustment (1988-1989)
  • Vice Chair/Commissioner, Chittenden Solid Waste District (1990-1999)
  • Director, Vermont League of Cities and Towns Board (1999-2004)
  • Member/Vice-Chair/Chair, Chittenden County Metropolitan Planning Organization (1999-2004)
  • Commissioner, Chittenden County Transportation Authority (2000-2001)
  • Member, Vermont Public Transit Advisory Council (2000-2004)
  • Commissioner, Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission (2001-2003)
  • Member, National League of Cities - Clean Air Task Force (2002)
  • Member, National League of Cities - Steering Committee/Energy, Environment, and Natural Services (2002-2004)


  • South Burlington High School
  • B.A., Resource economics, University of Vermont (1974)

Political career

Vermont Secretary of State (2011 - Present)

On April 1, 2010, Condos announced his candidacy for the statewide office of secretary of state, the seat being vacated by Democrat Deborah Markowitz, who ran for the Democratic nomination in the state's gubernatorial contest.[4] He won election and was re-elected in 2012.

Vermont State Senate (2001 - 2008)

As a state Senator, Condos served as Chair of Senate Education, Chair of Senate Government Operations and Chair of the Joint Legislative IT Committee.



See also: Vermont secretary of state election, 2014

Condos is running for re-election as Vermont Secretary of State in 2014. He won the Democratic nomination in the unopposed primary on August 26.The general election takes place November 4, 2014.


See also: Vermont secretary of state election, 2012

Condos ran unopposed in the primary election on August 28th and defeated one third party challenger in the general election, Mary Alice Herbert, of the Liberty Union Party. The general election took place on November 6, 2012.[5][6]

Vermont Secretary of State General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJim Condos Incumbent 86.6% 225,801
     Liberty Union Mary Alice Herbert 13.1% 34,105
     Independent Write-in 0.3% 876
Total Votes 260,782
Election Results via Vermont Secretary of State.


Condos' 2012 re-election campaign was endorsed by the Vermont National Education Association, the state's largest union.[7]


See also: Vermont Secretary of State election, 2010

On November 2, 2010, Jim Condos won election to the office of Secretary of State of Vermont. He defeated Jason Gibbs (R) and Leslie Marmorale (Liberty Union) in the general election.

Secretary of State of Vermont, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJim Condos 53.5% 122,599
     Republican Jason Gibbs 44.1% 101,144
     Liberty Union Leslie Marmorale 2.3% 5,315
     Write-In Various 0.1% 222
Total Votes 229,280
Election Results Via: Vermont Secretary of State
2010 Race for Secretary of State - Democratic Primary[8]
Party Candidate Vote Percentage
     Democratic Party Approveda Jim Condos 66.3%
     Democratic Party Charles Merriman 32.1%
     Write-In 1.6%
Total Votes 54,929

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Condos is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Condos raised a total of $169,008 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 9, 2013.[9]

Jim Condos's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 VT Secretary of State Won $29,744
2010 VT Secretary of State Won $83,142
2006 VT State Senate Won $15,892
2004 VT State Senate Won $17,011
2002 VT State Senate Won $13,579
2000 VT State Senate Won $9,640
Grand Total Raised $169,008


Condos won re-election to the position of Vermont Secretary of State in 2012. During that election cycle, Condos raised a total of $29,744.


Ballotpedia collects information on campaign donors for each year in which a candidate or incumbent is running for election. The following table offers a breakdown of Jim Condos's donors each year.[10] Click [show] for more information.


According to Follow the Money, Condos raised $15,892 in 2006 for his state senatorial campaign.[11]

Listed below are the top five contributors:

Donor Amount
Eric Farrell $1,000
Connecticut Realtor PAC $500
Leo O'Brien $400
Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 693 $400
Snyder Homes $300


According to Follow the Money, Condos raised $17,011 in 2004 for his state senatorial campaign.[12]

Listed below are the top five contributors:

Donor Amount
Jim Condos $1,183
Vermont State Dental Society $500
Democracy for America $300
Leo O'Brien $300
Snyder Homes $300


According to Follow the Money, Condos raised $13,579 in 2002 for his state senatorial campaign.[13]

Listed below are the top five contributors:

Donor Amount
Skip Farrell $300
Al Bartlett $300
Vermont Association of Realtors $300
David Schever $300
Snyder Homes $300


According to Follow the Money, Condos raised $9,640 in 2000 for his state senatorial campaign.[14]

Listed below are the top five contributors:

Donor Amount
Robert W. Wilson $300
Dale Rocheleau $300
Dash PAC $300
Bridget Sullivan $300
Marshall & Lonnie Hall $300

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Contact Information


Capitol Address:
Vermont Secretary of State's Office
Redstone Building
26 Terrace Street
Montpelier, VT 05609-1101

Phone: (802) 828-2363
Toll Free Phone: (800) 439-8683
Fax: (802) 828-2496

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Political offices
Preceded by
Deborah Markowitz (D)
Vermont Secretary of State
Succeeded by