Vermont Attorney General election, 2014

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Vermont Attorney General Election

Primary Date:
August 26, 2014

General Election Date:
November 4, 2014

November 4 Election Winner:
Bill Sorrell Democratic Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Bill Sorrell Democratic Party
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The Vermont Attorney General election took place on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Bill Sorrell (D) was first appointed in 1997 and was running for re-election. He faced Republican candidate Shane McCormack and Liberty Union Party candidate Rosemarie Jackowski. Sorrell won election to another two-year term.

Vermont is one of 14 states that uses an open primary system, in which registered voters do not have to be members of a party to vote in that party's primary.[1][2][3]

Candidates

General election

Democratic Party Bill Sorrell - IncumbentGreen check mark transparent.png[4]
Republican Party Shane McCormack[5]
Independent Rosemarie Jackowski - Liberty Union Party candidate[6]

Lost in primary

Democratic Party H. Brooke Paige[6] Note: Paige filed to run for both attorney general and governor.[7]

Results

General election

Attorney General of Vermont, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngWilliam Sorrell Incumbent 58.6% 109,305
     Republican Shane McCormack 37.3% 69,489
     Liberty Union Rosemarie Jackowski 3.9% 7,342
     Nonpartisan Write-in votes 0.1% 263
Total Votes 186,399
Election Results via Vermont Secretary of State.

Primary election

Democratic primary

Vermont Attorney General Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBill Sorrell Incumbent 80.9% 13,887
Brooke Paige 19.1% 3,270
Total Votes 17,157
Election Results Via:Vermont Election Results.


Republican primary

Shane McCormack won the nomination without opposition.[8]

Past elections

2012

Attorney General of Vermont General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBill Sorrell Incumbent 57.9% 164,441
     Republican Jack McMullen 33.3% 94,588
     Progressive Ed Stanak 5.5% 15,629
     Liberty Union Rosemarie Jackowski 3% 8,533
     Independent Write-in 0.2% 588
Total Votes 283,779
Election Results via Vermont Secretary of State.


2010

On November 2, 2010, William H. Sorrell won re-election to the office of Attorney General of Vermont. He defeated Aaron Michael Toscano (R) and 3 third-party candidates in the general election.

Attorney General of Vermont, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.png William H. Sorrell Incumbent 61.9% 143,031
     Republican Aaron Michael Toscano 29.4% 67,900
     Progressive Charlotte Dennett 4.4% 10,158
     Libertarian Karen Kerin 2.7% 6,171
     Liberty Union Rosemarie Jackowski 1.5% 3,576
     Write-In Various 0.1% 137
Total Votes 230,973
Election Results Via: Vermont Secretary of State

2008

On November 4, 2008, William H. Sorrell won re-election to the office of Attorney General of Vermont. He defeated Karen Kerin (R/L) and two third-party candidates in the general election.

Attorney General of Vermont, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.png William H. Sorrell Incumbent 72.6% 214,980
     Republican/Libertarian Karen Kerin 18.7% 55,268
     Progressive Charlotte Dennett 6% 17,730
     Liberty Union Rosemarie Jackowski 2.5% 7,505
     Write-In Various 0.2% 544
Total Votes 296,027
Election Results Via: Vermont Secretary of State

2006

On November 7, 2006, William H. Sorrell won re-election to the office of Attorney General of Vermont. He defeated Dennis Carver (R) and Rosemarie Jackowski (Liberty Union) in the general election.

Attorney General of Vermont, 2006
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.png William H. Sorrell Incumbent 69.3% 173,467
     Republican Dennis Carver 27.1% 67,721
     Liberty Union Rosemarie Jackowski 3.5% 8,773
     Write-In Various 0.1% 339
Total Votes 250,300
Election Results Via: Vermont Secretary of State

Key deadlines

Deadline Event
June 12, 2014 Filing deadline
August 26, 2014 Primary election
November 4, 2014 General election
November 11, 2014 Canvassing committees prepare certificates of election
January 8, 2015 State executives inaugurated

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