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Vermont 2010 legislative election results

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2010 Legislative Election Results

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Vermont State Senate Election Results

This page contains macro-level election results and analysis for the Vermont State Senate. For results in individual contests see our Vermont State Senate elections, 2010 page. The following is a breakdown of the state senate before and after the election:

Vermont State Senate
Party As of November 1, 2010 After the 2010 Election
     Democratic Party 23 22
     Republican Party 7 8
Total 30 30


What You'll See on This Page

This page will display the following lists of candidates

  • Incumbents who ran on November 2
  • Incumbents who were defeated
  • Challengers who defeated an incumbent
  • Newly elected senators
  • List of all winners
  • Unopposed candidates
  • Third party candidates

State Senate Overview:

  • There were 25 incumbents who ran in the November 2 general election. 1 incumbent lost, and thus 24 incumbents were re-elected to the Vermont State Senate.
  • There will be 6 new senators sworn-in, 4 Democratic candidates and 2 Republicans.
  • Of the 30 seats up for election, 22 were won by Democrats and 8 by Republicans.
  • Only 14 candidates ran as an independent or third party candidate in the general election.

Incumbency Analysis

Of the 1,167 state senate seats up for election in 2010, incumbents ran for 894 (76.6%) of them. Of these 894, 94 lost their re-election bids, 89 Democrats and 5 Republicans. In Vermont, 5 incumbent senators did not run for re-election on the November 2 ballot, while 25 incumbents (83.3%) ran for re-election. There was 1 incumbent defeated, Matthew Choate (D).

Incumbents who ran on November 2

Claire Ayer, first elected to the Vermont State Senate in 2002. Ayer won re-election in 2010.

The following is a list of all of the incumbents who ran on the November 2 general election ballot:

Incumbents defeated

Matthew Choate, first elected to the Vermont State Senate in 2006. Kauffman was defeated in her re-election bid in 2010.

The followings is a list of incumbents defeated on November 2:


CandidatePartyDistrict
Matthew Choate

Challengers who beat an incumbent

The following is a list of challengers who defeated an incumbent on November 2:


CandidatePartyDistrict
Joe Benning

New State Senators and General Election Winners

388 new senators were elected across the country. This includes challengers who defeated incumbents as well as candidates who won open seats. Of these 388, 278 were Republicans and 110 were Democrats. In Vermont, 6 new senators will be sworn-in, 4 Democrats and 2 Republicans. In total, Vermont elected 30 senators, 8 Republicans and 22 Democrats.

Newly elected senators

The following is the newly-elected members of the Vermont State Senate:

Democratic

Republican

Robert Starr (D) won re-election to the Vermont State Senate in 2010. He was first elected in 2004.

Open Seat Winners

The following is a list of candidates who won election in seats where no incumbent was running:

Democratic

Republican

Candidates who won election

The following is a list of all candidates elected to the Vermont State Senate:

Democratic

Vincent Illuzzi was first elected to the senate in 1980. He was re-elected in 2010.

Republican

Competitiveness

Jim Honeyford was one of 4 unopposed Republican senate candidates in 1998. He was first elected in 2006.

Across the nation, 1,167 state senate seats were up for election in 2010. 1,143 of those seats were partisan seats (24 seats were up for election in Nebraska's non-partisan unicameral legislature). In 320 (28.0%) of these state senate contests, there was a major party candidate with no major party opposition. In Vermont, 1 candidates (3.3% of seats) faced no major party opposition -- Democratic incumbent Richard Mazza.

Unopposed candidates in general election

The following candidates did not face major party competition:

Democratic

Republican


All Republican candidates faced a Democratic opponent.

Ballot Access

Across the nation, 140 independent or third party candidates ran for state senate. In Vermont, 14 (20.9%) of the 67 senate candidates ran as an independent or third party candidate. None won election in 2010. Two Democrats, Timothy Ashe and Anthony Pollina, who won election were also members of the Progressive Party.

Third party candidates

The following is a list of third party and independent candidates who ran in 2010:

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Vermont State House Election Results

This page contains macro-level election results and analysis for the Vermont House of Representatives. For results in individual contests, see our Vermont House of Representatives elections, 2010. The following is a breakdown of the state house before and after the election:

Vermont House of Representatives
Party As of November 1, 2010 After the 2010 Election
     Democratic Party 94 94
     Republican Party 48 48
     Vermont Progressive Party 5 5
     Independent 3 3
Total 150 150


What You'll See on This Page

This page will display the following lists of candidates

  • Incumbents who ran on November 2
  • Incumbents who were defeated
  • Challengers who defeated an incumbent
  • Newly elected senators
  • List of all winners
  • Unopposed candidates
  • Third party candidates

State House Overview:

  • There were 133 incumbents who ran in the November 2 general election. Only 5 incumbents lost, and thus 128 incumbents were re-elected to the Vermont House of Representatives.
  • 2 Republican incumbents lost in the general election, while 3 incumbent Democratic incumbent lost.
Note: While 5 incumbents lost, 6 challengers defeated an incumbent because Vermont has multi-member districts. Thus, in one district, two challengers were elected, and each had to defeat the one incumbent who was running.
  • There will be 21 new representatives sworn-in. Of those 21, 12 are Democrats and 9 are Republicans
  • Of the 150 seats up for election, 94 were won by Democrats, 48 by Republicans, 5 by Vermont Progressives and 3 by Independents.
  • 63 candidates were unopposed, 39 Democrats, 22 Republicans, and 2 Progressives.
  • Only 18 candidates ran as an independent or third party candidate in the general election.

Incumbency Analysis

Of the 4,958 state house seats up for election, incumbents ran in the general election for 4,091 (79.5%) of them. Of these 4,091 incumbents, 413 lost their re-election bids, 403 Democrats and 10 Republicans. In Vermont, 128 (85.3%) incumbents ran for re-election. Of these 128, 5 incumbent representatives were defeated. Of those 5 incumbents who lost, 3 are Democrats and 2 are Republicans.

Incumbents who ran on November 2

The following is a list of all of the incumbents who ran on the November 2 general election ballot:

Norm Johnson (R) was first elected to the house in 2008. He was re-elected in 2010.


  1. Adam B. Howard
  2. Adam Greshin
  3. Albert Pearce
  4. Alice Emmons
  5. Alice Miller
  6. Alison Clarkson
  7. Andrew Donaghy
  8. Ann Manwaring
  9. Ann Pugh
  10. Anne Donahue
  11. Anne Lamy Mook
  12. Anne O'Brien
  13. Betty Nuovo
  14. Bill Botzow
  15. Bob Krebs
  16. Brian Savage
  17. Carolyn Partridge
  18. Carolyn Whitney Branagan
  19. Charles Bohi
  20. Charles Shaw
  21. Chip Conquest
  22. Clement Bissonnette
  23. Cynthia Browning
  24. Cynthia Martin
  25. Dave Potter
  26. David Ainsworth
  27. David Deen
  28. David Sharpe
  29. Debbie Evans
  30. Dennis Devereux
  31. Diane Lanpher
  32. Donald Turner, Jr.
  33. Donna Sweaney
  34. Duncan Kilmartin
  35. Eileen Dickinson
  36. Eldred French
  37. Ernest Shand
  38. Floyd Nease
  39. Francis McFaun
  40. Gale Courcelle
  41. Gary Gilbert
  42. Gary Reis
  43. George Till
  44. Gregory Clark
  45. Heidi Scheuermann
  46. Helen Head
  47. Howard Crawford, Jr.
  48. James Masland
  49. James McNeil
  50. Janet Ancel
  51. Janice Peaslee
  52. Jason Lorber
  53. Jeff Wilson
  54. Jeff Young
  55. Jim Condon
  56. Jim McCullough
  57. Joan Lenes
  58. Joe Acinapura
  59. Johannah Leddy Donovan
  60. John Malcolm
  61. John Moran (Vermont)
  62. John Rodgers
  63. Joseph Krawczyk, Jr.
  64. Kate Webb
  65. Kathleen Keenan
  66. Kenneth Atkins
  67. Kesha Ram
  68. Kitty Toll
  69. Kristy Kurt Spengler
  70. Kurt Wright
  71. Larry Townsend
  72. Leigh Larocque
  73. Linda Martin
  74. Linda Myers
  75. Linda Waite-Simpson
  76. Lucy Leriche
  77. Margaret Andrews
  78. Margaret Cheney
  79. Mark Higley
  80. Mark Larson
  81. Mark Mitchell
  82. Martha Heath
  83. Mary Hooper
  84. Mary Morrissey
  85. Maxine Jo Grad
  86. Megan Smith
  87. Michael Fisher
  88. Michael Marcotte
  89. Michael Obuchowski
  90. Michel Consejo
  91. Mike Mrowicki
  92. Mitzi Johnson
  93. Mollie Burke
  94. Norman McAllister
  95. Oliver Olsen
  96. Patrick Brennan (Vermont legislator)
  97. Patsy French
  98. Patti Komline
  99. Paul Poirier
  100. Peter Fagan
  101. Peter Peltz
  102. Peter Perley
  103. Philip Winters
  104. Rachel Weston
  105. Richard Howrigan, Sr.
  106. Richard Lawrence
  107. Richard Marek
  108. Robert Helm
  109. Robert Lewis, Vermont Representative
  110. Robert South
  111. Ronald Hubert
  112. Sandy Haas
  113. Sarah Copeland-Hanzas
  114. Sarah Edwards
  115. Shap Smith
  116. Sue Minter
  117. Susan Hatch Davis
  118. Suzi Wizowaty
  119. Terence Macaig
  120. Tess Taylor
  121. Thomas Koch
  122. Tim Jerman
  123. Timothy Corcoran, II
  124. Tom Stevens
  125. Tony Klein
  126. Warren Kitzmiller
  127. Will Stevens
  128. Willem Jewett
  129. William Aswad
  130. William Canfield
  131. William Frank, Vermont Representative
  132. William Johnson, Vermont Representative
  133. William Lippert, Jr.

Incumbents defeated

Geoff Simpson (D) was first elected to the house in 2000. He was defeated by Mark Hargrove (R) in the general election.

The followings is a list of incumbents defeated on November 2:


CandidatePartyDistrict
David Ainsworth
Jeff Young
John Rodgers
Joseph Krawczyk, Jr.
Megan Smith

Challengers who beat an incumbent

The following is a list of challengers who defeated an incumbent on November 2:


CandidatePartyDistrict
Brian Campion
Dustin Degree
James Eckhardt
Sam Young
Sarah Buxton
Vicki Strong

New Representatives and General Election Winners

1,345 new representatives were elected across the country. This includes challengers who defeated incumbents as well as candidates who won open seats. Of these 1,345, 988 were Republicans and 357 were Democrats. In Vermont, 21 new representatives will be sworn-in. Of those 21, 12 are Democrats and 9 are Republicans. In the 15 open seat contests, Republicans won 6 and Democrats 9. In total, Vermont elected 150 representatives, 94 Democrats, 48 Republicans, 5 Progressives, and 2 independents.

Newly elected representatives

The following are the newly-elected members of the Vermont House of Representatives:

Democratic

Republican

Open Seat Winners

The following is a list of candidates who won election in seats where no incumbent was running:

Democratic

Republican

Candidates who won election

The following is a list of all candidates elected to the Vermont House of Representatives:

Democratic

Ross Hunter was first elected to the house in 2002. He won re-election in 2010.


  1. Alice Emmons
  2. Alice Miller
  3. Alison Clarkson
  4. Ann Manwaring
  5. Ann Pugh
  6. Anne Lamy Mook
  7. Anne O'Brien
  8. Bert Munger
  9. Betty Nuovo
  10. Bill Botzow
  11. Bob Krebs
  12. Brian Campion
  13. Carolyn Partridge
  14. Charles Bohi
  15. Chip Conquest
  16. Clement Bissonnette
  17. Cynthia Browning
  18. Cynthia Martin
  19. Dave Potter
  20. David Deen
  21. David Sharpe
  22. Debbie Evans
  23. Diane Lanpher
  24. Donna Sweaney
  25. Eldred French
  26. Ernest Shand
  27. Floyd Nease
  28. Gale Courcelle
  29. Gary Gilbert
  30. George Till
  31. Helen Head
  32. Herb Russell
  33. James Masland
  34. Janet Ancel
  35. Jason Lorber
  36. Jeff Wilson
  37. Jim Condon
  38. Jim McCullough
  39. Joan Lenes
  40. Johannah Leddy Donovan
  41. John Bartholomew
  42. John Malcolm
  43. John Moran (Vermont)
  44. Kate Webb
  45. Kathleen Keenan
  46. Kenneth Atkins
  47. Kesha Ram
  48. Kevin Christie
  49. Kitty Toll
  50. Kristy Kurt Spengler
  51. Larry Townsend
  52. Leigh Dakin
  53. Linda Martin
  54. Linda Waite-Simpson
  55. Lucy Leriche
  56. Margaret Andrews
  57. Mark Larson
  58. Mark Mitchell
  59. Martha Heath
  60. Mary Hooper
  61. Maxine Jo Grad
  62. Michael Fisher
  63. Michael Obuchowski
  64. Michael Yantachka
  65. Michel Consejo
  66. Michele Ferland Kupersmith
  67. Mike Mrowicki
  68. Mitzi Johnson
  69. Patsy French
  70. Paul Ralston
  71. Peter Peltz
  72. Rachel Weston
  73. Richard Howrigan, Sr.
  74. Richard Marek
  75. Robert South
  76. Sam Young
  77. Sarah Buxton
  78. Sarah Copeland-Hanzas
  79. Shap Smith
  80. Sue Minter
  81. Suzi Wizowaty
  82. Terence Macaig
  83. Tess Taylor
  84. Tim Jerman
  85. Timothy Corcoran, II
  86. Tom Stevens
  87. Tony Klein
  88. Valerie Stuart
  89. Warren Kitzmiller
  90. Willem Jewett
  91. William Aswad
  92. William Frank, Vermont Representative
  93. William Lippert, Jr.

Republican

Susan Fagan was first elected to the house in 2009. She won re-election in 2010.

Other

Competitiveness

Across the nation, 4,958 state house seats were up for election in 2010. In 1,680 (33.9%) of these state house contests, there was a major party candidate with no major party opposition. In Vermont, 63 candidates (42.0% of all seats) faced no major party opposition. Of these 63, 39 were Democrats, 22 were Republicans, and 2 were Progressives.

Unopposed candidates in general election

The following candidates did not face major party competition:

Democratic

Republican

Other

Ballot Access

In Vermont, 18 (7.5%) of the 241 house candidates ran as independent or third party candidates. 8 won election in 2010.

Third party candidates

The following is a list of third party and independent candidates who ran in 2010:

Vermont