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Vermont State Senate elections, 2010

Majority controlCampaign contributions

QualificationsCompetitiveness analysis

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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

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


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

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
2008 63 $422,775
2006 59 $744,527
2004 63 $836,383
2002 76 $771,524

Majority control

See also: Partisan composition of state senates
Party As of April 2014
     Democratic Party 20
     Republican Party 7
     Vermont Progressive Party 2
     Vacancy 1
Total 30


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."[2]

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.[3]

List of candidates

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Addison District

Democratic Party August 24 Democratic primary:
  • Claire Ayer (D) 4,627 Approveda is one of two incumbents in the 2-seat Addison District.
  • Harold Giard Approveda is 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 is one of two incumbents in the 2-seat Bennington District.
  • Richard Sears (D) 2,921 Approveda is 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 is one of two incumbents in the 2-seat Caledonia District.
  • Jane Kitchel (D) 2,589 Approveda is 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 is one of 2 incumbents in the 2-seat Essex-Orleans District.
Republican Party August 24 GOP primary:
  • Vincent Illuzzi (R) 3,574 Approveda is is 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 is 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 is 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 is 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.

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 is not running for re-election because he is running 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 is one of 3 incumbents in the 3-seat Windsor District.
  • Richard McCormack (D) 5,224 Approveda is one of 3 incumbents in the 3-seat Windsor District.
  • Alice Nitka (D) 4,844 Approveda is 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

External links

References

  1. Follow the Money, Vermont
  2. Vermont Constitution
  3. Vermont primary recount 2010