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Elizabeth Pearce
Elizabeth Pearce.jpg
Vermont Treasurer
In office
January 2011 - Present
Term ends
Years in position 4
PredecessorJeb Spaulding (D)
Base salary$90,376
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$248,225
AppointedJanuary 2011
Appointed byGov. Peter Shumlin
Term limitsNone
Prior offices
Deputy Treasurer of Vermont
Deputy Treasurer for Cash Management, Massachusetts State Treasurer's Office
Bachelor'sUniversity of New Hampshire
Office website
Campaign website
Elizabeth Pearce is the current Democratic Vermont Treasurer. She was first appointed in January 2011 by Governor Peter Shumlin to replace Jeb Spaulding, who was appointed Secretary of Administration.[1] She was elected to full term as state treasurer on November 6, 2012.


Pearce has worked in government finance for more than 30 years across New England. After earning a BA from the University of New Hampshire, she served as a fiscal officer with the Massachusetts Department of Social Services and as a project director for the Massachusetts Executive Office of Human Services.

She also has experience working in local government, first as the Accounting Manager and Financial Operations Manager for the Town of Hartford, CT and later as Deputy Comptroller for the Town of Greenburgh, NY. Before assuming her role as Treasurer, Pearce also worked as Deputy Treasurer for more than 7 years.[1]


  • BA, Anthropology, University of New Hampshire

Political career

Vermont Treasurer (2011-present)

Pearce was first appointed in January 2011 by Governor Peter Shumlin to replace Jeb Spaulding, who was appointed Secretary of Administration.[1] Prior to her appointment to statewide office, she had served as deputy treasurer.

Pearce ran successfully for full team election as state treasurer in the 2012 general election on November 6, 2012.

Elections & Appointments


See also: Vermont down ballot state executive elections, 2014

Pearce is eligible to run for re-election as Vermont Treasurer in 2014. She has not yet made her intentions in the race known.


See also: Vermont down ballot state executive elections, 2012

Pearce won re-election as Vermont Treasurer in 2012. She ran unopposed in the August 28 Democratic primary.[2] Republican Wendy Wilton 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.[3] Pearce defeated her challengers to win re-election in the general election.[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.


Pearce's 2012 re-election campaign was endorsed by the Vermont National Education Association, the state's largest union.[5]


In January 2011, Governor Peter Shumlin named deputy treasurer Pearce to the position of state treasurer to fill the vacancy left by former officeholder Jeb Spaulding's appointment as Secretary of Administration.[1]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Pearce is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Pearce raised a total of $248,225 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 9, 2013.[6]

Elizabeth Pearce's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Vermont Treasurer Won $248,225
Grand Total Raised $248,225


Pearce won re-election to the position of Vermont Treasurer in 2012. During that election cycle, Pearce raised a total of $248,225.

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Barre currently lives in Barre, Vermont.[1]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Jeb Spaulding (D)
Vermont Treasurer
Succeeded by