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Phillip Scott
Lieutenant Governor of Vermont
In office
January 6, 2011 - Present
Term ends
Years in position 4
PredecessorBrian Dubie (R)
Base salary$60,507
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$473,474
Term limitsNone
Prior offices
Vermont State Senate
2001 - 2010
High schoolSpaulding High School
Bachelor'sUniversity of Vermont (1980)
Date of birthAugust 4, 1958
Place of birthBarre, Vermont
ProfessionBusiness Owner
Office website
Personal website
Campaign website
Phil Scott (b. August 4, 1958 in Barre, Vermont) is the 79th and current Lieutenant Governor of Vermont. A Republican, he has served in this position since 2011. Scott serves alongside Gov. Peter Shumlin, a Democrat, making Vermont one of the few states to have a governor and lieutenant governor of different parties.[1]

As lieutenant governor, Scott started the "Vermont Everyday Jobs" initiative to promote state businesses and highlight local workers. Under the initiative, Scott works a few hours several times a month in different local jobs.[2]

Scott was a member of the Vermont State Senate from 2001 until 2010, representing Washington County.[3]

Scott is eligible to run for re-election as Vermont Lieutenant Governor in 2014. He has not yet made his intentions in the race known.


Scott was born in Barre, Vermont. He graduated from Spaulding High School and the University of Vermont. He is a small business owner, community leader, and stock car driver. He is co-owner of DuBois Construction, and in 2004 founded a program called Wheels for Warmth, in which Vermont residents donate tires they no longer need. Any tires that meet the state standards for inspection are re-sold with the proceeds going to heating fuel assistance programs; all other tires are recycled.[1]


  • Spaulding High School
  • BS, University of Vermont (1980)

Political career

Lieutenant Governor of Vermont (2011 - Present)

Scott was first elected to the office of lieutenant governor in 2010. In that role, he presides over the Vermont State Senate and casts the tie-breaking vote in the Senate when necessary. As lieutenant governor, Scott has reached out to the business community through his "Vermont Everyday Jobs" initiative, through which he travels to various parts of the state and works part of a day doing someone else's job.[1]

Vermont State Senate (2001 - 2010)

While a member of the Vermont State Senate, Scott served on the following committees:



See also: Vermont lieutenant gubernatorial election, 2014

Scott is eligible to run for re-election as Vermont Lieutenant Governor in 2014. He has not yet made his intentions in the race known.

In April 2013, Scott stated, “Right now I’m not thinking about running (for governor) in 2014, or 16, or 18. I’m just happy being lieutenant governor at this point, and as long as I continue to have a positive effect I’ll continue to be in this position.”[4]


See also: Vermont lieutenant gubernatorial election, 2012

Scott won re-election as Lieutenant Governor of Vermont in 2012. He ran unopposed in the primary election on August 28th[3] and defeated Cassandra Gekas (D) and Ben Mitchell (Liberty Union) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[5][6]

Lieutenant Governor of Vermont General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPhillip Scott Incumbent 57.1% 162,787
     Democratic Cassandra Gekas 40.4% 115,015
     Liberty Union Ben Mitchell 2.4% 6,975
     Independent Write-in 0.1% 257
Total Votes 285,034
Election Results via Vermont Secretary of State.


Scott's 2012 re-election campaign was endorsed by the Vermont National Education Association, the state's largest union.[7]


See also: Vermont lieutenant gubernatorial election, 2010 and Lieutenant Governor elections, 2010

Scott did not run for re-election to the Vermont State Senate in 2010. He ran successfully for lieutenant governor. He defeated Mark Snelling in the August 24 primary by a margin of 55.99% to 43.64% and went on to defeat Steven Howard (D), Boots Wardinski (WF), Marjorie Power (Vermont Progressive) and Peter Garritano (Vermont Independence Day/Second Vermont Republic) in the general election on November 2, 2010.

Lieutenant Governor of Vermont, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPhil Scott 49.4% 116,198
     Democratic Steve Howard 42.4% 99,843
     Independent Peter Garritano 3.7% 8,627
     Progressive Marjorie Power 3.5% 8,287
     Liberty Union Boots Wardinski 0.9% 2,228
     Write-In Various 0.1% 147
Total Votes 235,330
Election Results via Vermont Secretary of State


On November 4, 2008, Scott won re-election by finishing first for the three-seat Washington District of the Vermont State Senate, receiving 15,763 votes ahead of Democrat Ann Cummings (15,291), Republican William Doyle (15,089), Democrats Kimberley Cheney (11,637) and Laura Moore (10,847), Republican John Gilligan (5,660), Progressive John Block (3,489), Libertarian Dwight Duke (1,126), and write-ins (53).[8]

Scott raised $18,018 for his campaign, against $7,002 by Cummings, $16,437 by Doyle, $5,940 by Cheney, $26,444 by Moore, and $1,655 by Bloch.[9]

Vermont State Senate, Washington District
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Phillip Scott (R) 15,763
Green check mark transparent.png Ann Cummings (D) 15,291
Green check mark transparent.png William Doyle (R) 15,089
Kimberley Cheney (D) 11,637
Laura Moore (D) 10,847
John Gilligan (R) 5,660
John Bloch (P) 3,489
Dwight Duke (L) 1,126
Write-ins 53

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Scott is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Scott raised a total of $473,474 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 8, 2013.[10]

Phillip Scott's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 VT Lieutenant Governor Won $190,564
2010 VT Lieutenant Governor Won $185,043
2008 VT State Senate Won $18,018
2006 VT State Senate Won $16,226
2004 VT State Senate Won $20,097
2002 VT State Senate Won $13,289
2000 VT State Senate Won $30,237
Grand Total Raised $473,474


Scott won re-election to the position of Lieutenant Governor of Vermont in 2012. During that election cycle, Scott raised a total of $190,564.


Ballotpedia collects information on campaign donors for each year in which a candidate or incumbent is running for election. The following table offers a breakdown of Phillip Scott's donors each year.[11] Click [show] for more information.

*Several other groups and individuals also gave $2,000 to Scott's 2008 election campaign:


  • Mansfield Heliflight, Inc.
  • DuBois Construction
  • JKL Limited Partnership
  • Bond Auto Parts
  • Lake Champlain Cruises
  • Circle J Tires, Inc.
  • B&M Realty, LLC


  • Remo Pizzagalli
  • Donald Clark
  • Thomas Curley
  • Elizabeth Squier
  • Winthrop Smith, Jr.
  • Barry Chouinard
  • Frank Whitcomb
  • Thomas Lauzon


Scott and his wife, Diana, live in Berlin. He has two adult daughters and "one spoiled golden retriever."[1]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Brian Dubie (R)
Lieutenant Governor of Vermont
2011 - present
Succeeded by