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Thomas Salmon

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Thomas Salmon
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Vermont State Auditor
Retired Officeholder
In office
2006 - 2013
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$90,376
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First electedNovember 7, 2006
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sBoston College
Personal
Place of birthBellows Falls, VT
ProfessionCertified Public Accountant
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Thomas Salmon is a former Republican Vermont State Auditor. He was first elected to the position in 2006 and won re-election in 2010.[1]

Salmon did not seek re-election in 2012. He was succeeded by Doug Hoffer (D), who won election on November 6, 2012.

Biography

Salmon was born and raised in Bellows Falls, Vermont. He holds a B.S. in accounting from Boston College and was trained in auditing at Coopers and Lybrand (now Price Waterhouse Coopers). He taught in the inner city of Los Angeles and became a CPA in 1993.

In 2002, Salmon returned to Vermont with his family. He has served on the Rockingham Selectboard and is a member of the Vermont Society of Certified Public Accountants, the Certified Fraud Examiners Association and AICPA.[2]

Education

  • BS, Accounting, Boston College

Political career

Vermont Auditor (2007-2013)

Salmon was first elected state auditor in 2006. He was subsequently re-elected in 2008 and 2010, but opted not to seek a fourth term in 2012.[3]

Salmon was succeeded in January 2013 by Doug Hoffer (D), who won election on November 6, 2012.

Issues

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Thomas Salmon endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [4]

Elections

2012

See also: Vermont down ballot state executive elections, 2012

Salmon did not seek re-election in 2012. In a letter he stated, "I have achieved the goal set when I took office in January 2007 to transform the Vermont State Auditor’s Office into a first-rate performance auditing shop. It is time for me to move on to new challenges."[5] Doug Hoffer (D) won election on November 6, 2012.

2010

On November 2, 2010, Thomas M. Salmon won re-election to the office of Vermont Auditor of Accounts. He defeated Doug Hoffer (D) and Jerry Levy (Liberty Union) in the general election.

Vermont Auditor of Accounts, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.png Thomas M. Salmon Incumbent 52% 120,237
     Democratic Doug Hoffer 45.4% 105,081
     Liberty Union Jerry Levy 2.5% 5,736
     Write-In Various 0.1% 167
Total Votes 231,221
Election Results Via: Vermont Secretary of State

2008

On November 4, 2008, Thomas M. Salmon won re-election to the office of Vermont Auditor of Accounts. He defeated Martha Abbott (Progressive) and Jerry Levy (Liberty Union) in the general election.

Vermont Auditor of Accounts, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic/Republican Green check mark transparent.png Thomas M. Salmon Incumbent 83.8% 241,825
     Progressive Martha Abbott 12.2% 35,232
     Liberty Union Jerry Levy 3.7% 10,788
     Write-In Various 0.3% 736
Total Votes 288,581
Election Results Via: Vermont Secretary of State

2006

On November 7, 2006, Thomas M. Salmon won election to the office of Vermont Auditor of Accounts. He defeated Randy Brock (R), Martha Abbott (Progressive) and Jerry Levy (Liberty Union) in the general election.

Vermont Auditor of Accounts, 2006
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.png Thomas M. Salmon 44.5% 111,770
     Republican Randy Brock Incumbent 44.5% 111,668
     Progressive Martha Abbott 9.4% 23,490
     Liberty Union Jerry Levy 1.6% 3,914
     Write-In Various 0% 118
Total Votes 250,960
Election Results Via: Vermont Secretary of State

Campaign donors

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Preceded by
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Vermont Auditor
2006 - 2013
Succeeded by
Doug Hoffer (D)