Vermont state executive offices

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Ballotpedia covers 12 state executive offices in the state of Vermont. The executive branch is governed by Chapter II, Section 20 of the Vermont Constitution.

State executive organization

Executive officials in Vermont are part of a three-pronged government structure that includes state legislators and state judges. Chapter II, Sections 1 through 5 of the Vermont Constitution defines the distribution of powers in the state:

Section 1

Governing Power

The Commonwealth or State of Vermont shall be governed by a Governor (or Lieutenant-Governor), a Senate and a House of Representatives, in manner and form following:[1]

Section 2

Supreme Legislature Power

The Supreme Legislative power shall be exercised by a Senate and a House of Representatives.[1]

Section 3

Supreme Executive Power

The Supreme Executive power shall be exercised by a Governor, or in the Governor's absence, a Lieutenant-Governor.[1]

Section 4

Judiciary

The judicial power of the State shall be vested in a unified judicial system which shall be composed of a Supreme Court, a Superior Court, and such other subordinate courts as the General Assembly may from time to time ordain and establish.[1]

Section 5

Department to be Distinct

The Legislative, Executive, and Judiciary departments, shall be separate and distinct, so that neither exercise the powers properly belonging to the others.[1]

Offices

The following is a list of state executive offices in Vermont.

Current officeholders

Note: First appointed or First elected will include a date depending on if the officeholder was appointed or elected.

Name:Party:Current office:Tenure:First AppointedFirst Elected:
Annie NoonanNonpartisan Vermont Commissioner of LaborJanuary 2011 - presentNovember 22, 2010
William H. SorrellElectiondot.png Democratic Attorney General of VermontMay 1997 - PresentMay 1997
Chuck RossNonpartisan Vermont Secretary of AgricultureJanuary 6, 2011 - PresentJanuary 6, 2011
Deborah MarkowitzNonpartisan Vermont Secretary of Natural ResourcesJanuary 2011 - PresentJanuary 2011
Doug HofferElectiondot.png Democratic Vermont State AuditorJanuary 10, 2013 - PresentNovember 6, 2012
Elizabeth PearceElectiondot.png Democratic Vermont TreasurerJanuary 2011 - PresentJanuary 2011
James VolzNonpartisan Vermont Public Service BoardMarch 1, 2005 - PresentMarch 1, 2005; March 1, 2011
Jim CondosElectiondot.png Democratic Vermont Secretary of StateJanuary 6, 2011-presentNovember 2, 2010
John BurkeNonpartisan Vermont Public Service Board2009 - Present2009
Margaret CheneyNonpartisan Vermont Public Service BoardOctober 1, 2013 – presentSeptember 16, 2013
Peter ShumlinElectiondot.png Democratic Governor of VermontJanuary 6, 2011 - PresentNovember 2, 2010
Phillip ScottEnds.png Republican Lieutenant Governor of VermontJanuary 6, 2011 - PresentNovember 2, 2010
Rebecca HolcombeNonpartisan Vermont Secretary of EducationJanuary 2014 - Present2014
Susan DoneganNonpartisan Vermont Commissioner of InsuranceJanuary 2013 - PresentNovember 2012

Elections

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2015

There are no state executive elections in Vermont in 2015.

2014

Six state executive offices were up for election including governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general, secretary of state, treasurer and auditor.

2013

There were no elections in Vermont in 2013.

2012

Six state executive offices were up for election including governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general, secretary of state, treasurer and auditor.

Corruption analysis

The University of Illinois at Chicago and the Illinois Integrity Initiative used federal data to evaluate levels of corruption in all 50 states plus the District of Columbia. The following table ranks each state based on total convictions and convictions per 10,000 residents of public officials in federal corruption cases between 1976 and 2010.[2]

Corruption statistics, 1976-2010
State Total federal corruption convictions Rank Convictions per 10,000 residents Rank
Alabama
657
14
1.37
8
Alaska
130
38
1.83
4
Arizona
329
25
0.51
39
Arkansas
201
29
0.69
31
California
2,345
2
0.63
35
Colorado
189
32
0.38
45
Connecticut
277
27
0.78
30
Delaware
80
47
0.89
20
Florida
1,762
4
0.94
19
Georgia
807
13
0.83
26
Hawaii
114
40
0.84
25
Idaho
78
48
0.50
40
Illinois
1,828
3
1.42
7
Indiana
419
23
0.65
34
Iowa
148
34
0.49
41
Kansas
152
33
0.53
37
Kentucky
577
16
1.33
10
Louisiana
906
10
2.00
2
Maine
105
41
0.79
28
Maryland
499
20
0.86
22
Massachusetts
562
17
0.86
23
Michigan
655
15
0.66
33
Minnesota
190
31
0.36
47
Mississippi
560
18
1.89
3
Missouri
507
19
0.85
24
Montana
139
36
1.37
9
Nebraska
83
45
0.45
44
Nevada
100
42
0.37
46
New Hampshire
46
49
0.35
48
New Jersey
909
9
1.03
18
New Mexico
139
37
0.68
32
New York
2,522
1
1.30
12
North Carolina
461
22
0.48
42
North Dakota
118
39
1.75
6
Ohio
1,405
7
1.22
15
Oklahoma
472
21
1.26
13
Oregon
91
43
0.24
51
Pennsylvania
1,563
5
1.23
14
Rhode Island
83
46
0.79
29
South Carolina
401
24
0.87
21
South Dakota
144
35
1.77
5
Tennessee
843
12
1.33
11
Texas
1,542
6
0.61
36
Utah
86
44
0.31
49
Vermont
30
51
0.48
43
Virginia
896
11
1.12
17
Washington
200
30
0.30
50
Washington, D.C.
1,005
8
16.70
1
West Virginia
208
28
1.12
16
Wisconsin
295
26
0.52
38
Wyoming
45
50
0.80
27

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