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Wendy Wilton

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Wendy Wilton
Wendy Wilton.jpg
Candidate for
Vermont State Treasurer
High schoolSouth Burlington High School (1977)
Bachelor'sUVM (1981)
Personal website
Campaign website
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Wendy Wilton was a 2012 Republican candidate for Vermont Treasurer in the 2012 election.

Wilton currently serves as Treasurer for the city of Rutland, a position she has held since 2007. She previously served as a member of the Vermont State Senate from 2005 – 2006.[1]



See also: Vermont down ballot state executive elections, 2012

Wilton ran for Vermont Treasurer in 2012. She ran unopposed in the August 28 Republican primary.[2] Democratic incumbent Elizabeth Pearce and Progressive Party candidate Don Schramm were also unopposed in their respective parties' primaries. The three candidates, in addition to Liberty Union Party candidate Jessica Diamondstone, ran in the general election on November 6, 2012 where incumbent Pearce was victorious.[3][4]

Vermont Treasurer General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngElizabeth Pearce Incumbent 52.3% 147,700
     Republican Wendy Wilton 40.7% 114,947
     Progressive Don Schramm 4.4% 12,497
     Liberty Union Jessica Diamondstone 2.5% 6,939
     Independent Write-in 0.1% 198
Total Votes 282,281
Election Results via Vermont Secretary of State.

Issue positions

In announcing her campaign Wilton stated, "I am seeking the office of state treasurer because I am concerned about the independence of the office and poor ratings regarding transparency and accountability. The state of Vermont recently received a D minus from US Public Interest Research Group, relating to state spending disclosure. That needs to change."[5]

On her campaign website, Wilton says she is concerned about the following five issues:[1]

  • "$3 billion in unfunded liabilities for the state employees' and teachers' retirement funds"
  • Current unfunded liabilities are nearly $5,000 for each Vermonter, $10,000 for each working Vermonter"
  • Systemic budget deficits and over-reliance on federal funding"
  • "VT's poor ratings in transparency and accountability: D minus from USPIRG and D plus from CPPI"
  • "Future of the state's bond ratings due to excessive long term liabilities"

Campaign donors


Wilton lost the election to the position of Vermont Treasurer in 2012. During that election cycle, Wilton raised a total of $99,283.

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