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<center>[[Statewide elections, 2010|2010 elections in Vermont]]: &nbsp; &nbsp; [[File:Star bookmark.png|16px]] &nbsp; [[Vermont 2010 ballot measures|Ballot measures]] &nbsp; [[File:Star bookmark.png|16px]] &nbsp; [[Vermont gubernatorial election, 2010|Governor]] &nbsp;  [[File:Star bookmark.png|16px]] &nbsp;  [[Vermont lieutenant gubernatorial election, 2010|Lt. Gov]] &nbsp; [[File:Star bookmark.png|16px]] &nbsp; [[Vermont Attorney General election, 2010|Attorney General]] &nbsp; [[File:Star bookmark.png|16px]] &nbsp; [[Vermont Secretary of State election, 2010|Secretary of State]] &nbsp;  [[File:Star bookmark.png|16px]] &nbsp; [[Vermont State Senate elections, 2010|State Senate]] &nbsp; [[File:Star bookmark.png|16px]] &nbsp; [[Vermont House of Representatives elections, 2010|State House]]</center></td>
 
<center>[[Statewide elections, 2010|2010 elections in Vermont]]: &nbsp; &nbsp; [[File:Star bookmark.png|16px]] &nbsp; [[Vermont 2010 ballot measures|Ballot measures]] &nbsp; [[File:Star bookmark.png|16px]] &nbsp; [[Vermont gubernatorial election, 2010|Governor]] &nbsp;  [[File:Star bookmark.png|16px]] &nbsp;  [[Vermont lieutenant gubernatorial election, 2010|Lt. Gov]] &nbsp; [[File:Star bookmark.png|16px]] &nbsp; [[Vermont Attorney General election, 2010|Attorney General]] &nbsp; [[File:Star bookmark.png|16px]] &nbsp; [[Vermont Secretary of State election, 2010|Secretary of State]] &nbsp;  [[File:Star bookmark.png|16px]] &nbsp; [[Vermont State Senate elections, 2010|State Senate]] &nbsp; [[File:Star bookmark.png|16px]] &nbsp; [[Vermont House of Representatives elections, 2010|State House]]</center></td>
 
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{{Vtsenate2010toc}}'''Elections for the office of Vermont State Senate''' will be held in Vermont on [[State legislative elections, 2010|November 2, 2010]]. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in these elections was July 19, 2010 and the primary election day was on August 24, 2010.  
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{{Vtsenate2010toc}}'''Elections for the office of Vermont State Senate''' were held in Vermont on [[State legislative elections, 2010|November 2, 2010]]. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in these elections was July 19, 2010 and the primary election day was on August 24, 2010.  
  
 
Vermont state senators serve two-year terms and are not subject to [[term limits]].  
 
Vermont state senators serve two-year terms and are not subject to [[term limits]].  
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==November 2 General Election Results==
 
==November 2 General Election Results==
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'''The following candidates won election on November 2, 2010:'''
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{{List of election winners DPL|Chamber= State Senate|State = Vermont|Year = 2010}}
  
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==Majority control==
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: ''See also: [[Partisan composition of state senates]]''
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Heading into the November 2 election, the Democratic Party held the majority in the [[Vermont State Senate]]:
 
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{{legislative campaign spending chart}}
 
{{legislative campaign spending chart}}
  
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| align="center" | 2010
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| align="center" | 74
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| align="right" | $670,068
 
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| align="center" | 2008
 
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==Majority control==
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In 2010, the candidates for state senate raised a total of $670,068 in campaign contributions.  The top 10 donors were:<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=VT&y=2010&f=S ''Follow the Money'': "Vermont Senate 2010 Campaign Contributions"]</ref>
  
: ''See also: [[Partisan composition of state senates]]''
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| Branon, Mike
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| align="right" | $20,000
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|-
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| Bucknam, Charles
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| align="right" | $12,600
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|-
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| Fox, Sally G
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| align="right" | $10,700
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|-
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| Banon, Mike
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| align="right" | $10,000
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|-
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| Campaign Research Center
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| align="right" | $7,500
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| Green Mountain Republican Senate Cmte
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| align="right" | $7,300
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|-
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| Contributions by Candidate or Immediate Family
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| align="right" | $5,369
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|-
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| Blittersdorf, David C
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| align="right" | $5,000
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|-
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| Galbraith, Peter
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| align="right" | $5,000
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|-
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| Galbraith, Alan J
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| align="right" | $5,000
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|}
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==Qualifications==
 
==Qualifications==
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:{{bluedot}} <u>'''August 24 Democratic primary:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''August 24 Democratic primary:</u>
  
:* [[Claire Ayer]] (D) 4,627 {{approved}} is one of two incumbents in the 2-seat Addison District.
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:* [[Claire Ayer]] (D) 4,627 {{approved}} was one of two incumbents in the 2-seat Addison District.
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:* [[Harold Giard]] {{approved}} was one of two incumbents in the 2-seat Addison District.
  
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''August 24 GOP primary:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''August 24 GOP primary:</u>
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:{{greydot}} <u>'''Independent candidate:</u>
 
:{{greydot}} <u>'''Independent candidate:</u>
  
:* [[Robert Wagner]] (I) {{approved}}
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:* [[Robert Wagner, Vermont|Robert Wagner]] (I) {{approved}}
  
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
:{{bluedot}} [[Claire Ayer]] {{won}}
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:{{bluedot}} [[Claire Ayer]] 9,520 {{won}}
:{{bluedot}} [[Harold Giard]] {{won}}
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:{{bluedot}} [[Harold Giard]] 7,369 {{won}}
:{{reddot}} [[Mark Young]]  
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:{{reddot}} [[Mark Young]] 6,991
:{{reddot}} [[Andrea Ochs]]
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:{{reddot}} [[Andrea Ochs]] 4,252
:{{greydot}} [[Robert Wagner]]
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:{{greydot}} [[Robert Wagner]] 1,128
  
 
===Bennington District===
 
===Bennington District===
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:{{bluedot}} <u>'''August 24 Democratic primary:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''August 24 Democratic primary:</u>
  
:* [[Robert Hartwell]] (D) 2,262 {{approved}} is one of two incumbents in the 2-seat Bennington District.
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:* [[Robert Hartwell]] (D) 2,262 {{approved}} was one of two incumbents in the 2-seat Bennington District.
:* [[Richard Sears]] (D) 2,921 {{approved}} is one of two incumbents in the 2-seat Bennington District.
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:* [[Richard Sears]] (D) 2,921 {{approved}} was one of two incumbents in the 2-seat Bennington District.
  
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''August 24 GOP primary:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''August 24 GOP primary:</u>
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
:{{bluedot}} [[Richard Sears]] {{won}}
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:{{bluedot}} [[Richard Sears]] 8,615 {{won}}
:{{bluedot}} [[Robert Hartwell]] {{won}}
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:{{bluedot}} [[Robert Hartwell]] 6,655 {{won}}
:{{reddot}} [[Patricia Blair]]  
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:{{reddot}} [[Patricia Blair]] 4,001
:{{reddot}} [[Gerald Woodard]]  
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:{{reddot}} [[Gerald Woodard]] 4,683
:{{sgreendot}} [[Craig Hill]]  
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:{{sgreendot}} [[Craig Hill]] 866
  
 
===Caledonia District===
 
===Caledonia District===
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:{{bluedot}} <u>'''August 24 Democratic primary:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''August 24 Democratic primary:</u>
  
:* [[Matthew Choate]] (D) 2,174 {{approved}} is one of two incumbents in the 2-seat Caledonia District.
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:* [[Matthew Choate]] (D) 2,174 {{approved}} was one of two incumbents in the 2-seat Caledonia District.
:* [[Jane Kitchel]] (D) 2,589 {{approved}} is one of two incumbents in the 2-seat Caledonia District.
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:* [[Jane Kitchel]] (D) 2,589 {{approved}} was one of two incumbents in the 2-seat Caledonia District.
  
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''August 24 GOP primary:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''August 24 GOP primary:</u>
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
:{{bluedot}} [[Jane Kitchel]] {{won}}
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:{{bluedot}} [[Jane Kitchel]] 6,158 {{won}}
:{{reddot}} [[Joe Benning]] {{won}}  
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:{{reddot}} [[Joe Benning]] 5,674 {{won}}  
:{{bluedot}} [[Matthew Choate]]
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:{{bluedot}} [[Matthew Choate]] 5,537
:{{reddot}} [[Charlie Bucknam]]  
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:{{reddot}} [[Charlie Bucknam]] 5,322
:{{greydot}} [[Harvey Otterman]]
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:{{greydot}} [[Harvey Otterman]] 1,798
  
 
===Chittenden District===
 
===Chittenden District===
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:{{bluedot}} <u>'''August 24 Democratic primary:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''August 24 Democratic primary:</u>
  
:* [[Timothy Ashe]] (D) 11,641 {{approved}} is one of 6 incumbents in the 6-seat Chittenden District.  Ashe, who is also a member of the [[Vermont Progressive Party]], is running in the Democratic Party primary on August 24.
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:* [[Timothy Ashe]] (D) 11,641 {{approved}} was one of 6 incumbents in the 6-seat Chittenden District.  Ashe, who is also a member of the [[Vermont Progressive Party]], ran in the Democratic Party primary on August 24.
:* [[Virginia Lyons]] (D) 13,045 {{approved}} is one of 6 incumbents in the 6-seat Chittenden District.
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:* [[Virginia Lyons]] (D) 13,045 {{approved}} was one of 6 incumbents in the 6-seat Chittenden District.
:* [[Hinda Miller]] (D) 11,108 {{approved}} is one of 6 incumbents in the 6-seat Chittenden District.
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:* [[Hinda Miller]] (D) 11,108 {{approved}} was one of 6 incumbents in the 6-seat Chittenden District.
 
:* [[Philip Baruth]] (D) 9,689 {{approved}}
 
:* [[Philip Baruth]] (D) 9,689 {{approved}}
 
:* [[Sally Fox]] (D) 11,033 {{approved}}
 
:* [[Sally Fox]] (D) 11,033 {{approved}}
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:{{reddot}} <u>'''August 24 GOP primary:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''August 24 GOP primary:</u>
  
:* [[Diane Snelling]] (R) 3,896 {{approved}} is one of 6 incumbents in the 6-seat Chittenden District.
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:* [[Diane Snelling]] (R) 3,896 {{approved}} was one of 6 incumbents in the 6-seat Chittenden District.
 
:* [[Mike Branon]] (R) 3,638 {{approved}}
 
:* [[Mike Branon]] (R) 3,638 {{approved}}
 
:* [[Shelley Palmer]] (R) 3,468 {{approved}}
 
:* [[Shelley Palmer]] (R) 3,468 {{approved}}
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''Voters will elect '''six''' candidates from this district.''
 
''Voters will elect '''six''' candidates from this district.''
  
:{{bluedot}} [[Virginia Lyons]] {{won}}
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:{{bluedot}} [[Virginia Lyons]] 28,605 {{won}}
:{{bluedot}} [[Sally Fox]] {{won}}
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:{{bluedot}} [[Sally Fox]] 27,448 {{won}}
:{{bluedot}} [[Timothy Ashe]] {{won}}
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:{{bluedot}} [[Timothy Ashe]] 25,656 {{won}}
:{{bluedot}} [[Philip Baruth]] {{won}}
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:{{bluedot}} [[Philip Baruth]] 25,179 {{won}}
:{{bluedot}} [[Hinda Miller]] {{won}}
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:{{bluedot}} [[Hinda Miller]] 25,391 {{won}}
:{{reddot}} [[Diane Snelling]] {{won}}
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:{{reddot}} [[Diane Snelling]] 26,358 {{won}}
:{{bluedot}} [[Andy Montroll]]
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:{{bluedot}} [[Andy Montroll]] 23,464
:{{reddot}} [[Charlie Smith]]
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:{{reddot}} [[Mike Branon]] 17,532
:{{reddot}} [[Mike Branon]]
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:{{reddot}} [[Shelley Palmer]] 14,369
:{{reddot}} [[Shelley Palmer]]
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:{{reddot}} [[Dennis Bedard]] 16,266
:{{reddot}} [[Dennis Bedard]]
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:{{reddot}} [[Annette Roque Renaud]] 14,915
:{{reddot}} [[Annette Roque Renaud]]
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:{{reddot}} [[Charlie Smith]] 19,498
:{{greydot}} [[Mikey Van Gulden]]
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:{{greydot}} [[Mikey Van Gulden]]3,569
:{{greydot}} [[Richard Jeroloman]]
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:{{greydot}} [[Richard Jeroloman]] 1,934
:{{greydot}} [[Steve Laible]]
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:{{greydot}} [[Steve Laible]] 2,551
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:{{sdgreendot}} [[Larkin Forney]] 1,685
  
 
===Essex-Orleans District===
 
===Essex-Orleans District===
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:{{bluedot}} <u>'''August 24 Democratic primary:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''August 24 Democratic primary:</u>
  
:* [[Robert Starr]] (D) 2,654 {{approved}} is one of 2 incumbents in the 2-seat Essex-Orleans District.
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:* [[Robert Starr]] (D) 2,654 {{approved}} was one of 2 incumbents in the 2-seat Essex-Orleans District.
  
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''August 24 GOP primary:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''August 24 GOP primary:</u>
  
:* [[Vincent Illuzzi]] (R) 3,574 {{approved}} is is one of 2 incumbents in the 2-seat Essex-Orleans District.
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:* [[Vincent Illuzzi]] (R) 3,574 {{approved}} was one of 2 incumbents in the 2-seat Essex-Orleans District.
  
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
:{{bluedot}} [[Robert Starr]] {{won}}
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:{{bluedot}} [[Robert Starr]] 9,897 {{won}}
:{{reddot}} [[Vincent Illuzzi]] {{won}}
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:{{reddot}} [[Vincent Illuzzi]] 9,224 {{won}}
  
 
===Franklin District===
 
===Franklin District===
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:{{bluedot}} <u>'''August 24 Democratic primary:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''August 24 Democratic primary:</u>
  
:* [[Sara Branon Kittell]] (D) 2,813 {{approved}} is one of 2 incumbents in the 2-seat Franklin District.
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:* [[Sara Branon Kittell]] (D) 2,813 {{approved}} was one of 2 incumbents in the 2-seat Franklin District.
 
:* [[Mike McCarthy]] (D) 2,294 {{approved}}
 
:* [[Mike McCarthy]] (D) 2,294 {{approved}}
  
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''August 24 GOP primary:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''August 24 GOP primary:</u>
  
:* [[Randolph Brock]] (R) 2,024 {{approved}} is one of 2 incumbents in the 2-seat Franklin District.
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:* [[Randolph Brock]] (R) 2,024 {{approved}} was one of 2 incumbents in the 2-seat Franklin District.
 
:* [[Judith McLaughlin]] (R) 1,313 {{approved}}
 
:* [[Judith McLaughlin]] (R) 1,313 {{approved}}
  
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
:{{reddot}} [[Randolph Brock]] 1,688 {{won}}
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:{{reddot}} [[Randolph Brock]] 9,014 {{won}}
:{{bluedot}} [[Sara Branon Kittell]] {{won}}
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:{{bluedot}} [[Sara Branon Kittell]] 6,358 {{won}}
:{{reddot}} [[Judith McLaughlin]]
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:{{reddot}} [[Judith McLaughlin]] 5,463
:{{bluedot}} [[Mike McCarthy]]
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:{{bluedot}} [[Mike McCarthy]] 5,219
:{{sdpurpledot}} [[Peter Moss]]
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:{{sdpurpledot}} [[Peter Moss]] 793
  
 
===Grand Isle District===
 
===Grand Isle District===
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:{{bluedot}} <u>'''August 24 Democratic primary:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''August 24 Democratic primary:</u>
  
:* [[Richard Mazza]] (D) 2,017 {{approved}} is the sole incumbent in the 1-seat Grand Isle District.
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:* [[Richard Mazza]] (D) 2,017 {{approved}} was the sole incumbent in the 1-seat Grand Isle District.
  
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''August 24 GOP primary:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''August 24 GOP primary:</u>
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
:{{bluedot}} [[Richard Mazza]] {{won}}
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:{{bluedot}} [[Richard Mazza]] 7,492 {{won}}
  
 
===Lamoille District===
 
===Lamoille District===
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
:{{reddot}} [[Richard Westman]] {{won}}
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:{{reddot}} [[Richard Westman]] 4,294 {{won}}
:{{bluedot}} [[David Yacovone]]
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:{{bluedot}} [[David Yacovone]] 4,161
  
 
===Orange District===
 
===Orange District===
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:{{bluedot}} <u>'''August 24 Democratic primary:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''August 24 Democratic primary:</u>
  
:* [[Mark MacDonald]] (D) 2,203 {{approved}} is the sole incumbent in the 1-seat Orange District.
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:* [[Mark MacDonald]] (D) 2,203 {{approved}} was the sole incumbent in the 1-seat Orange District.
  
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''August 24 GOP primary:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''August 24 GOP primary:</u>
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
:{{bluedot}} [[Mark MacDonald]] {{won}}
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:{{bluedot}} [[Mark MacDonald]] 4,524 {{won}}
:{{reddot}} [[Stephen Webster]]
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:{{reddot}} [[Stephen Webster]] 3,517
  
 
===Rutland District===
 
===Rutland District===
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:{{bluedot}} <u>'''August 24 Democratic primary:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''August 24 Democratic primary:</u>
  
:* [[Bill Carris]] (D) 3,693 {{approved}} is one of 3 incumbents in the 3-seat Rutland District.
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:* [[Bill Carris]] (D) 3,693 {{approved}} was one of 3 incumbents in the 3-seat Rutland District.
 
:* [[Bob Baird]] (D) 2,742 {{approved}}
 
:* [[Bob Baird]] (D) 2,742 {{approved}}
  
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''August 24 GOP primary:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''August 24 GOP primary:</u>
  
:* [[Kevin Mullin]] (R) 2,129 {{approved}} is one of 3 incumbents in the 3-seat Rutland District.
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:* [[Kevin Mullin]] (R) 2,129 {{approved}} was one of 3 incumbents in the 3-seat Rutland District.
:* [[Margaret Flory]] (R) 2,502 {{approved}} is one of 3 incumbents in the 3-seat Rutland District.
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:* [[Margaret Flory]] (R) 2,502 {{approved}} was one of 3 incumbents in the 3-seat Rutland District.
 
:* [[Thomas Depoy]] (R) 2,241 {{approved}}
 
:* [[Thomas Depoy]] (R) 2,241 {{approved}}
 
:* [[Cheryl Hooker]] (R) 3,342 {{approved}}
 
:* [[Cheryl Hooker]] (R) 3,342 {{approved}}
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
:{{bluedot}} [[Bill Carris]] {{won}}
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:{{bluedot}} [[Bill Carris]] 9,786 {{won}}
:{{reddot}} [[Margaret Flory]] {{won}}
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:{{reddot}} [[Margaret Flory]] 9,395 {{won}}
:{{reddot}} [[Kevin Mullin]] {{won}}
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:{{reddot}} [[Kevin Mullin]] 9,959 {{won}}
:{{reddot}} [[Thomas Depoy]]
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:{{reddot}} [[Thomas Depoy]] 8,569
:{{bluedot}} [[Bob Baird]]
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:{{bluedot}} [[Bob Baird]] 7,973
:{{reddot}} [[Cheryl Hooker]]
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:{{reddot}} [[Cheryl Hooker]] 7,500
:{{greydot}} [[Dennis Morrisseau]]
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:{{greydot}} [[Dennis Morrisseau]] 1,014
:{{greydot}} [[William Cruikshank]]
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:{{greydot}} [[William Cruikshank]] 931
  
 
===Washington District===
 
===Washington District===
  
'''Note:''' [[Phillip Scott]] (R), one of 3 incumbents in the 3-seat Washington District, did not file to run for re-election.
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'''Note:''' [[Phillip Scott]] (R), one of 3 incumbents in the 3-seat Washington District, did not file to run for re-election, because he ran for Lieutenant Governor.
  
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''August 24 Democratic primary:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''August 24 Democratic primary:</u>
  
:* [[Ann Cummings]] (D) 5,577 {{approved}} is one of 3 incumbents in the 3-seat Washington District.  Cummings is also listed on the [[Working Families Party]] ballot label
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:* [[Ann Cummings]] (D) 5,577 {{approved}} was one of 3 incumbents in the 3-seat Washington District.  Cummings was also listed on the [[Working Families Party]] ballot label
 
:* [[Kimberly Cheney]] (D) 3,576
 
:* [[Kimberly Cheney]] (D) 3,576
 
:* Laura Moore (D) 2,909
 
:* Laura Moore (D) 2,909
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:{{reddot}} <u>'''August 24 GOP primary:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''August 24 GOP primary:</u>
  
:* [[William Doyle]] (R) 2,749 {{approved}} is one of 3 incumbents in the 3-seat Washington District. Doyle is also listed on the [[Working Families Party]] ballot label
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:* [[William Doyle]] (R) 2,749 {{approved}} was one of 3 incumbents in the 3-seat Washington District. Doyle was also listed on the [[Working Families Party]] ballot label
 
:* [[David Harrington (Vermont)]] (R) 2,177 {{approved}}
 
:* [[David Harrington (Vermont)]] (R) 2,177 {{approved}}
 
:* [[Ed Larson]] (R) 2,056 {{approved}}
 
:* [[Ed Larson]] (R) 2,056 {{approved}}
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
:{{bluedot}} [[Ann Cummings]] {{won}}
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:{{bluedot}} [[Ann Cummings]] 12,213 {{won}}
:{{reddot}} [[William Doyle]] {{won}}
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:{{reddot}} [[William Doyle]] 11,971 {{won}}
:{{bluedot}} [[Anthony Pollina]] {{won}}
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:{{bluedot}} [[Anthony Pollina]] 10,689 {{won}}
:{{bluedot}} [[Donny Osman]]
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:{{bluedot}} [[Donny Osman]] 10,120
:{{reddot}} [[Ed Larson]]
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:{{reddot}} [[Ed Larson]] 7,791
:{{reddot}} [[David Harrington (Vermont)]]
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:{{reddot}} [[David Harrington (Vermont)]] 7,175
:{{greydot}} [[Gaelan Brown]]
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:{{greydot}} [[Gaelan Brown]] 2,270
  
 
===Windham District===
 
===Windham District===
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:* [[Peter Galbarith]] (D) 3,940 {{approved}}
 
:* [[Peter Galbarith]] (D) 3,940 {{approved}}
:* [[Jeanette White]] (D) 3,905 {{approved}} is the sole incumbent in the 2-seat Windham District.
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:* [[Jeanette White]] (D) 3,905 {{approved}} was the sole incumbent in the 2-seat Windham District.
 
:* Toby Young (D) 2,961
 
:* Toby Young (D) 2,961
  
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:* [[Hilary Cooke]] (R) 1,105 {{approved}}
 
:* [[Hilary Cooke]] (R) 1,105 {{approved}}
  
'''Note''': Incumbent [[Peter Shumlin]] is not running for re-election because he is running for [[Vermont gubernatorial election, 2010|governor]].
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'''Note''': Incumbent [[Peter Shumlin]] did not run for re-election because he ran for [[Vermont gubernatorial election, 2010|governor]].
  
 
:{{spinkdot}}<u>'''Liberty Union, Socialist candidate:</u>
 
:{{spinkdot}}<u>'''Liberty Union, Socialist candidate:</u>
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
:{{bluedot}} [[Peter Galbarith]] {{won}}  
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:{{bluedot}} [[Peter Galbarith]] 9,435 {{won}}  
:{{bluedot}} [[Jeanette White]] {{won}}
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:{{bluedot}} [[Jeanette White]] 8,915 {{won}}
:{{reddot}} [[Hilary Cooke]]
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:{{reddot}} [[Hilary Cooke]] 4,838
:{{reddot}} [[Lynn Corum]]
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:{{reddot}} [[Lynn Corum]] 3,924
:{{spinkdot}} [[Aaron Diamondstone]]
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:{{spinkdot}} [[Aaron Diamondstone]] 620
  
 
===Windsor District===
 
===Windsor District===
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:{{bluedot}} <u>'''August 24 Democratic primary:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''August 24 Democratic primary:</u>
  
:* [[John Campbell]] (D) 5,251 {{approved}} is one of 3 incumbents in the 3-seat Windsor District.
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:* [[John Campbell]] (D) 5,251 {{approved}} was one of 3 incumbents in the 3-seat Windsor District.
:* [[Richard McCormack]] (D) 5,224 {{approved}} is one of 3 incumbents in the 3-seat Windsor District.
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:* [[Richard McCormack]] (D) 5,224 {{approved}} was one of 3 incumbents in the 3-seat Windsor District.
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* [http://www.votesmart.org/election_state_legislator.php?state_id=VT&type=office&criteria=upper Project Vote Smart list of candidates for Vermont State Senate in the November 2, 2010 election]
 
* [http://www.votesmart.org/election_state_legislator.php?state_id=VT&type=office&criteria=upper Project Vote Smart list of candidates for Vermont State Senate in the November 2, 2010 election]
 
* [http://www.vpr.net/news/campaign_2010/races.php General election results from Vermont Public Radio]
 
* [http://www.vpr.net/news/campaign_2010/races.php General election results from Vermont Public Radio]
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Vermont State Senate elections, 2010

Majority controlCampaign contributions

QualificationsCompetitiveness analysis

Star bookmark.png  State Legislative Election Results Star bookmark.png

List of candidates
Addison DistrictBennington DistrictCaledonia DistrictChittenden DistrictEssex-Orleans DistrictFranklin DistrictGrand Isle DistrictLamoille DistrictOrange DistrictRutland DistrictWashington DistrictWindham DistrictWindsor District
Vermont State Senate
Elections for the office of Vermont State Senate were held in Vermont on November 2, 2010. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in these elections was July 19, 2010 and the primary election day was on August 24, 2010.

Vermont state senators serve two-year terms and are not subject to term limits.

See also: Vermont State Senate and State legislative elections, 2010

November 2 General Election Results

The following candidates won election on November 2, 2010:


  1. Alice Nitka
  2. Ann Cummings
  3. Anthony Pollina
  4. Bill Carris
  5. Claire Ayer
  6. Diane Snelling
  7. Harold Giard
  8. Hinda Miller
  9. Jane Kitchel
  10. Jeanette White
  11. Joe Benning
  12. John Campbell (Vermont)
  13. Kevin Mullin (Vermont)
  14. Margaret Flory
  15. Mark MacDonald
  16. Peter Galbraith
  17. Philip Baruth
  18. Randy Brock
  19. Richard Mazza
  20. Richard McCormack
  21. Richard Sears
  22. Richard Westman
  23. Robert Hartwell
  24. Robert Starr
  25. Sally Fox
  26. Sara Branon Kittell
  27. Timothy Ashe
  28. Vincent Illuzzi
  29. Virginia Lyons
  30. William Doyle

Majority control

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 2 election, the Democratic Party held the majority in the Vermont State Senate:

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


Campaign contributions

See also: State-by-state comparison of donations to state senate campaigns

This chart shows how many candidates ran for state senate in Vermont in past years and the cumulative amount of dollars raised in state senate races, including contributions in both primary and general election contests. All figures come from Follow The Money.[1]

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2010 74 $670,068
2008 63 $422,775
2006 59 $744,527
2004 63 $836,383
2002 76 $771,524

In 2010, the candidates for state senate raised a total of $670,068 in campaign contributions. The top 10 donors were:[2]

Donor Amount
Branon, Mike $20,000
Bucknam, Charles $12,600
Fox, Sally G $10,700
Banon, Mike $10,000
Campaign Research Center $7,500
Green Mountain Republican Senate Cmte $7,300
Contributions by Candidate or Immediate Family $5,369
Blittersdorf, David C $5,000
Galbraith, Peter $5,000
Galbraith, Alan J $5,000


Qualifications

The Vermont Constitution states, "No person shall be elected a Representative or a Senator until the person has resided in this State two years, the last year of which shall be in the legislative district for which the person is elected."[3]

Recount

In a phone conversation this morning, (9/2/2010 10:30am) the Secretary of State office confirmed that it could take up to two weeks for the recount to be finished and exact vote counts to be published. In the meantime, the following candidates have been certified by the sos.[4]

List of candidates

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Addison District

Democratic Party August 24 Democratic primary:
  • Claire Ayer (D) 4,627 Approveda was one of two incumbents in the 2-seat Addison District.
  • Harold Giard Approveda was one of two incumbents in the 2-seat Addison District.
Republican Party August 24 GOP primary:
Independent Independent candidate:

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Claire Ayer 9,520 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Harold Giard 7,369 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Mark Young 6,991
Republican Party Andrea Ochs 4,252
Independent Robert Wagner 1,128

Bennington District

Democratic Party August 24 Democratic primary:
  • Robert Hartwell (D) 2,262 Approveda was one of two incumbents in the 2-seat Bennington District.
  • Richard Sears (D) 2,921 Approveda was one of two incumbents in the 2-seat Bennington District.
Republican Party August 24 GOP primary:
Greenslashed.png Vermont-Independence candidate:

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Richard Sears 8,615 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Robert Hartwell 6,655 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Patricia Blair 4,001
Republican Party Gerald Woodard 4,683
Greenslashed.png Craig Hill 866

Caledonia District

Democratic Party August 24 Democratic primary:
  • Matthew Choate (D) 2,174 Approveda was one of two incumbents in the 2-seat Caledonia District.
  • Jane Kitchel (D) 2,589 Approveda was one of two incumbents in the 2-seat Caledonia District.
Republican Party August 24 GOP primary:
Independent Independent candidate:

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Jane Kitchel 6,158 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Joe Benning 5,674 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Matthew Choate 5,537
Republican Party Charlie Bucknam 5,322
Independent Harvey Otterman 1,798

Chittenden District

Note: Two incumbents (Douglas Racine (D), and Edward Flanagan (D) did not file to run for re-election in the 6-seat Chittenden District.

Democratic Party August 24 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 24 GOP primary:
Independent Independent candidates:
Darkgreenslashed.pngJustice for Vermonters candidate:

November 2 General election candidates:

Voters will elect six candidates from this district.

Democratic Party Virginia Lyons 28,605 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Sally Fox 27,448 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Timothy Ashe 25,656 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Philip Baruth 25,179 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Hinda Miller 25,391 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Diane Snelling 26,358 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Andy Montroll 23,464
Republican Party Mike Branon 17,532
Republican Party Shelley Palmer 14,369
Republican Party Dennis Bedard 16,266
Republican Party Annette Roque Renaud 14,915
Republican Party Charlie Smith 19,498
Independent Mikey Van Gulden3,569
Independent Richard Jeroloman 1,934
Independent Steve Laible 2,551
Darkgreenslashed.png Larkin Forney 1,685

Essex-Orleans District

Democratic Party August 24 Democratic primary:
  • Robert Starr (D) 2,654 Approveda was one of 2 incumbents in the 2-seat Essex-Orleans District.
Republican Party August 24 GOP primary:
  • Vincent Illuzzi (R) 3,574 Approveda was one of 2 incumbents in the 2-seat Essex-Orleans District.

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Robert Starr 9,897 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Vincent Illuzzi 9,224 Green check mark transparent.png

Franklin District

Democratic Party August 24 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 24 GOP primary:
2010 Peace candidate:

November 2 General election candidates:

Republican Party Randolph Brock 9,014 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Sara Branon Kittell 6,358 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Judith McLaughlin 5,463
Democratic Party Mike McCarthy 5,219
Darkpurpleslashed.png Peter Moss 793

Grand Isle District

Democratic Party August 24 Democratic primary:
  • Richard Mazza (D) 2,017 Approveda was the sole incumbent in the 1-seat Grand Isle District.
Republican Party August 24 GOP primary:
  • No Republican candidates filed to run for this seat.

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Richard Mazza 7,492 Green check mark transparent.png

Lamoille District

Note: Susan Bartlett (D), the sole incumbent in the 1-seat Lamoille District, did not file to run for re-election.

Democratic Party August 24 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 24 GOP primary:

November 2 General election candidates:

Republican Party Richard Westman 4,294 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party David Yacovone 4,161

Orange District

Democratic Party August 24 Democratic primary:
  • Mark MacDonald (D) 2,203 Approveda was the sole incumbent in the 1-seat Orange District.
Republican Party August 24 GOP primary:

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Mark MacDonald 4,524 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Stephen Webster 3,517

Rutland District

Democratic Party August 24 Democratic primary:
  • Bill Carris (D) 3,693 Approveda was one of 3 incumbents in the 3-seat Rutland District.
  • Bob Baird (D) 2,742 Approveda
Republican Party August 24 GOP primary:
Independent Independent candidates:

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Bill Carris 9,786 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Margaret Flory 9,395 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Kevin Mullin 9,959 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Thomas Depoy 8,569
Democratic Party Bob Baird 7,973
Republican Party Cheryl Hooker 7,500
Independent Dennis Morrisseau 1,014
Independent William Cruikshank 931

Washington District

Note: Phillip Scott (R), one of 3 incumbents in the 3-seat Washington District, did not file to run for re-election, because he ran for Lieutenant Governor.

Democratic Party August 24 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 24 GOP primary:
Independent Independent candidate:

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Ann Cummings 12,213 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party William Doyle 11,971 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Anthony Pollina 10,689 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Donny Osman 10,120
Republican Party Ed Larson 7,791
Republican Party David Harrington (Vermont) 7,175
Independent Gaelan Brown 2,270

Windham District

Democratic Party August 24 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 24 GOP primary:

Note: Incumbent Peter Shumlin did not run for re-election because he ran for governor.

Pinkslashed.pngLiberty Union, Socialist candidate:

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Peter Galbarith 9,435 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Jeanette White 8,915 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Hilary Cooke 4,838
Republican Party Lynn Corum 3,924
Pinkslashed.png Aaron Diamondstone 620

Windsor District

Democratic Party August 24 Democratic primary:
  • John Campbell (D) 5,251 Approveda was one of 3 incumbents in the 3-seat Windsor District.
  • Richard McCormack (D) 5,224 Approveda was one of 3 incumbents in the 3-seat Windsor District.
  • Alice Nitka (D) 4,844 Approveda was one of 3 incumbents in the 3-seat Windsor District.
Republican Party August 24 GOP primary:

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party John Campbell 11,896 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Richard McCormack 10,893 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Alice Nitka 10,393 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Henry Holmes 6,888
Republican Party John MacGovern 6,423
Republican Party Francis Renaud 5,688

See also

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