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===[[Vermont State Senate Addison District|Addison District]]===
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===[[Vermont State Senate Addison District|Addison District]] (2 seats)===
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''August 24 Democratic primary:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''August 24 Democratic primary:</u>
 
:* [[Claire Ayer]] - Incumbent Ayer was first elected to the chamber in 2002.
 
:* [[Claire Ayer]] - Incumbent Ayer was first elected to the chamber in 2002.
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===[[Vermont State Senate Bennington District|Bennington District]]===
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===[[Vermont State Senate Bennington District|Bennington District]] (2 seats)===
 
'''Note:''' Incumbent [[Robert Hartwell]] (D) is not running for re-election.
 
'''Note:''' Incumbent [[Robert Hartwell]] (D) is not running for re-election.
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''August 24 Democratic primary:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''August 24 Democratic primary:</u>
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===[[Vermont State Senate Caledonia District|Caledonia District]]===
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===[[Vermont State Senate Caledonia District|Caledonia District]] (2 seats)===
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''August 24 Democratic primary:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''August 24 Democratic primary:</u>
 
:* [[Jane Kitchel]] - Incumbent Kitchell was first elected to the chamber in 2010.
 
:* [[Jane Kitchel]] - Incumbent Kitchell was first elected to the chamber in 2010.
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<u>'''''November 4 General election candidates:'''''</u>
  
===[[Vermont State Senate Chittenden District|Chittenden District]]===
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===[[Vermont State Senate Chittenden District|Chittenden District]] (6 seats)===
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''August 24 Democratic primary:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''August 24 Democratic primary:</u>
 
:* [[Philip Baruth]] - Incumbent Baruth was first elected to the chamber in 2010.
 
:* [[Philip Baruth]] - Incumbent Baruth was first elected to the chamber in 2010.
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===[[Vermont State Senate Essex-Orleans District|Essex-Orleans District]]===
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===[[Vermont State Senate Essex-Orleans District|Essex-Orleans District]] (2 seats)===
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''August 24 Democratic primary:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''August 24 Democratic primary:</u>
 
:* [[Robert Starr|Robert A. Starr]] - Incumbent Starr was first elected to the chamber in 2004.
 
:* [[Robert Starr|Robert A. Starr]] - Incumbent Starr was first elected to the chamber in 2004.
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===[[Vermont State Senate Franklin District|Franklin District]]===
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===[[Vermont State Senate Franklin District|Franklin District]] (2 seats)===
 
'''Note:''' Incumbent [[Donald Collins]] (D) is not running for re-election.
 
'''Note:''' Incumbent [[Donald Collins]] (D) is not running for re-election.
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''August 24 Democratic primary:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''August 24 Democratic primary:</u>
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===[[Vermont State Senate Grand Isle District|Grand Isle District]]===
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===[[Vermont State Senate Grand Isle District|Grand Isle District]] (1 seat)===
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''August 24 Democratic primary:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''August 24 Democratic primary:</u>
 
:* [[Richard Mazza|Richard "Dick" Mazza]] - Incumbent Mazza was first elected to the chamber in 1984.
 
:* [[Richard Mazza|Richard "Dick" Mazza]] - Incumbent Mazza was first elected to the chamber in 1984.
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===[[Vermont State Senate Lamoille District|Lamoille District]]===
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===[[Vermont State Senate Lamoille District|Lamoille District]] (1 seat)===
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''August 24 Democratic primary:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''August 24 Democratic primary:</u>
 
:* No candidates filed.
 
:* No candidates filed.
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<u>'''''November 4 General election candidates:'''''</u>
  
===[[Vermont State Senate Orange District|Orange District]]===
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===[[Vermont State Senate Orange District|Orange District]] (1 seat)===
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''August 24 Democratic primary:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''August 24 Democratic primary:</u>
 
:* [[Mark MacDonald]] - Incumbent MacDonald was elected to the chamber in 2002.
 
:* [[Mark MacDonald]] - Incumbent MacDonald was elected to the chamber in 2002.
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===[[Vermont State Senate Rutland District|Rutland District]]===
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===[[Vermont State Senate Rutland District|Rutland District]] (3 seats)===
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''August 24 Democratic primary:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''August 24 Democratic primary:</u>
 
:* [[Eldred French]] - Incumbent French was first appointed to the chamber in January 22, 2013.
 
:* [[Eldred French]] - Incumbent French was first appointed to the chamber in January 22, 2013.
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===[[Vermont State Senate Washington District|Washington District]]===
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===[[Vermont State Senate Washington District|Washington District]] (3 seats)===
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''August 24 Democratic primary:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''August 24 Democratic primary:</u>
 
:* [[Ann Cummings]] - Incumbent Cummings was first elected to the chamber in 1996.
 
:* [[Ann Cummings]] - Incumbent Cummings was first elected to the chamber in 1996.
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===[[Vermont State Senate Windham District|Windham District]]===
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===[[Vermont State Senate Windham District|Windham District]] (2 seats)===
 
'''Note:''' Incumbent [[Peter Galbarith]] (D) is not running for re-election.
 
'''Note:''' Incumbent [[Peter Galbarith]] (D) is not running for re-election.
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''August 24 Democratic primary:</u>
 
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===[[Vermont State Senate Windsor District|Windsor District]]===
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===[[Vermont State Senate Windsor District|Windsor District]] (3 seats)===
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''August 24 Democratic primary:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''August 24 Democratic primary:</u>
 
:* [[Alice Nitka|Alice W. Nitka]] - Incumbent Nitka was first elected to the chamber in 2006.
 
:* [[Alice Nitka|Alice W. Nitka]] - Incumbent Nitka was first elected to the chamber in 2006.

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Vermont State Senate elections, 2014

Majority controlQualifications
List of candidates
Addison DistrictBennington DistrictCaledonia DistrictChittenden DistrictEssex-Orleans DistrictFranklin DistrictGrand Isle DistrictLamoille DistrictOrange DistrictRutland DistrictWashington DistrictWindham DistrictWindsor District
State Legislative Election Results

Vermont State Senate2014 Vermont House Elections
Elections for the office of Vermont State Senate will take place in 2014. A primary election took place August 26, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 12, 2014.

Incumbents retiring

A total of three incumbents are not running for re-election in 2014. Those incumbents are:

Name Party Current Office
Robert Hartwell Electiondot.png Democratic Bennington Senate District
Donald Collins Electiondot.png Democratic Franklin Senate District
Peter Galbarith Electiondot.png Democratic Windham Senate District

Majority control

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 4 election, the Democratic Party holds the majority in the Vermont State Senate:

Vermont State Senate
Party As of October 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 21 Pending
     Republican Party 7 Pending
     Vermont Progressive Party 2 Pending
Total 30 30

Qualifications

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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."[1]

Competitiveness

Candidates unopposed by a major party

There are 30 seats in 13 districts up for election in 2014. For 17 of the 30 seats (10 districts), there is only one major party candidate. One Republican and sixteen Democrats are guaranteed election in November barring unforeseen circumstances.

Candidates from both major parties will face off in the general election in for 13 seats (8 districts) up for election.

Two of Vermont's Senate districts held competitive elections in 2012, with their last seats claimed by a margin of victory less than 5 percent. Four other districts held moderately competitive elections in 2012, with their last seat claimed by a margin of victory between 5 and 10 percent.

Competitive

Mildly Competitive

Primary challenges

A total of 2 incumbents will face primary competition on August 24. Three incumbents are not seeking re-election in 2014 and another 25 incumbents will advance past the primary without opposition.

Retiring incumbents

Three incumbent senators are not running for re-election, while 27 (90%) are running for re-election. A list of those incumbents, all Democrats, can be found above.

List of candidates

Note: Candidate lists can change frequently throughout the election season. Ballotpedia staff will be re-examining the list on a monthly basis for any changes. This list was last examined on July 11, 2014. For more information about Ballotpedia's election coverage plan, click here. If you are aware of a candidate we've missed or one incorrectly listed, please send an email to: Tyler King.

Addison District (2 seats)

Democratic Party August 24 Democratic primary:
  • Claire Ayer - Incumbent Ayer was first elected to the chamber in 2002.
  • Christopher Bray - Incumbent Bray was first elected to the chamber in 2012.
Republican Party August 24 Republican primary:
  • No candidates filed.

November 4 General election candidates:

Bennington District (2 seats)

Note: Incumbent Robert Hartwell (D) is not running for re-election.

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Caledonia District (2 seats)

Democratic Party August 24 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 24 Republican primary:
  • Joe Benning - Incumbent Benning was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

November 4 General election candidates:

Chittenden District (6 seats)

Democratic Party August 24 Democratic primary:

Note: Ashe and Zuckerman are also nominated by the Vermont Progressive Party.[2]

Republican Party August 24 Republican primary:
Libertarian Party Libertarian candidates:

November 4 General election candidates:

Essex-Orleans District (2 seats)

Democratic Party August 24 Democratic primary:
  • Robert A. Starr - Incumbent Starr was first elected to the chamber in 2004.
  • John S. Rodgers - Incumbent Rodgers was first elected to the chamber in 2012.
Republican Party August 24 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Franklin District (2 seats)

Note: Incumbent Donald Collins (D) is not running for re-election.

Democratic Party August 24 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 24 Republican primary:
Independent Independent candidates:

November 4 General election candidates:

Grand Isle District (1 seat)

Democratic Party August 24 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 24 Republican primary:
  • No candidates filed.
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November 4 General election candidates:

Lamoille District (1 seat)

Democratic Party August 24 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party August 24 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Orange District (1 seat)

Democratic Party August 24 Democratic primary:
  • Mark MacDonald - Incumbent MacDonald was elected to the chamber in 2002.
Republican Party August 24 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Rutland District (3 seats)

Democratic Party August 24 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 24 Republican primary:
Independent Vermont Politically Incorrect Party candidates:

November 4 General election candidates:

Washington District (3 seats)

Democratic Party August 24 Democratic primary:

Note: Pollina and Gaffney are also nominated by the Vermont Progressive Party.[2]

Republican Party August 24 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Windham District (2 seats)

Note: Incumbent Peter Galbarith (D) is not running for re-election.

Democratic Party August 24 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 24 Republican primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Independent Independent candidates:
Pinkslashed.png Liberty Union candidates:

November 4 General election candidates:

Windsor District (3 seats)

Democratic Party August 24 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 24 Republican primary:
  • No candidates filed.

November 4 General election candidates:

See also

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