Thomas Salmon

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Thomas Salmon
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Vermont State Auditor
Retired Officeholder
In office
2006 - 2013
Base salary$90,376
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First electedNovember 7, 2006
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sBoston College
Place of birthBellows Falls, VT
ProfessionCertified Public Accountant
Office website
Campaign website
Thomas Salmon is a former Republican Vermont State Auditor. He was first elected to the position in 2006 and won re-election in 2010.[1]

Salmon did not seek re-election in 2012. He was succeeded by Doug Hoffer (D), who won election on November 6, 2012.


Salmon was born and raised in Bellows Falls, Vermont. He holds a BS in accounting from Boston College and was trained in auditing at Coopers and Lybrand (now Price Waterhouse Coopers). He taught in the inner city of Los Angeles and became a CPA in 1993.

In 2002, Salmon returned to Vermont with his family. He has served on the Rockingham Selectboard and is a member of the Vermont Society of Certified Public Accountants, the Certified Fraud Examiners Association and AICPA.[2]


  • BS, Accounting, Boston College

Political career

Vermont Auditor (2007-2013)

Salmon was first elected state auditor in 2006. He was subsequently re-elected in 2008 and 2010, but opted not to seek a fourth term in 2012.[3]

Salmon was succeeded in January 2013 by Doug Hoffer (D), who won election on November 6, 2012.


Presidential preference


See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Thomas Salmon endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [4]



See also: Vermont down ballot state executive elections, 2012

Salmon did not seek re-election in 2012. In a letter he stated, "I have achieved the goal set when I took office in January 2007 to transform the Vermont State Auditor’s Office into a first-rate performance auditing shop. It is time for me to move on to new challenges."[5] Doug Hoffer (D) won election on November 6, 2012.


Salmon won re-election as Vermont State Auditor in 2010.

Vermont State Auditor, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Rep Green check mark transparent.pngThomas Salmon Incumbent 52% 120,237
     Dem Doug Hoffer 45.4% 105,081
     L.U. Jerry Levy 2.5% 5,736
     Write-In Various 0.1% 167
Total Votes 231,221
Election Results Via:

Campaign donors

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Political offices
Preceded by
Vermont Auditor
2006 - 2013
Succeeded by
Doug Hoffer (D)