Cris Ericson

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Cris Ericson
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Candidate for
Governor, U.S. Senate
Bachelor'sUniversity of Massachusetts Amherst (1976)
Campaign website
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Cris Ericson was a Independent candidate for Governor of Vermont in the 2014 elections. She previously ran for governor in 2004, 2006, 2008, and 2010.[1]

Ericson was a United States Marijuana Party candidate for Governor of Vermont and U.S. Senate in the 2012 elections.[2][3]



  • Certificate, Paralegal/Corporate Law, Professional Career Development Institute, 1996
  • Attended, University of California, Los Angeles, 1991
  • BA, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 1976



See also: Vermont gubernatorial election, 2014

Ericson ran for election as Governor of Vermont in 2014.[4] The general election took place November 4, 2014.


See also: Vermont gubernatorial election, 2012
See also: United States Senate elections in Vermont, 2012

Ericson ran for Governor of Vermont in 2012. She was also running in the 2012 election for the U.S. Senate as a United States Marijuana Party candidate. In the former race, she faced incumbent governor Peter Shumlin (D), Randy Brock (R), Emily Peyton (I), and Dave Eagle (Liberty Union);[5] In the U.S. Senate race, she appeared on the ballot alongside John MacGovern (R), incumbent Bernie Sanders (D), Laurel LaFramboise (VoteKISS), Pete Diamondstone (Liberty Union), and Peter Moss (Peace and Prosperity) in the general election on November 6, 2012. [6]

Governor of Vermont General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngPeter Shumlin Incumbent 57.8% 170,749
     Republican Randy Brock 37.6% 110,940
     Independent Emily Peyton 2% 5,868
     United States Marijuana Cris Ericson 1.9% 5,583
     Liberty Union Dave Eagle 0.4% 1,303
     Independent Write-in 0.3% 969
Total Votes 295,412
Election Results via Vermont Secretary of State.
U.S. Senate, Vermont, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Independent Green check mark transparent.pngBernie Sanders Incumbent 71.1% 207,848
     Republican John MacGovern 24.9% 72,898
     Third Cris Ericson 2% 5,924
     Third Laurel LaFramboise 0.3% 877
     Third Peter Moss 0.8% 2,452
     Third Pete Diamondstone 0.9% 2,511
Total Votes 292,510
Source: Vermont Board of Elections "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"


See also: Vermont gubernatorial election, 2010 and Gubernatorial elections, 2010

Ericson faced Peter Shumlin (D), Brian Dubie (R), and five other challengers in the general election on November 2, 2010. She garnered less than 1% of the vote.

As of November 9, 2010, results are official.[7]

2010 Vermont gubernatorial general election
Party Candidate Vote Percentage
     Democratic Party Approveda Peter Shumlin 49.61%
     Republican Party Brian E. Dubie 47.82%
     Independent Dennis P. Steele 0.80%
     Independent Cris Ericson 0.75%
     Independent Dan Feliciano 0.56%
     Liberty Union Ben Mitchell 0.18%
     Independent Em Peyton 0.28%
Total Votes 240,945

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