Vermont lieutenant gubernatorial election, 2010

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The Vermont lieutenant gubernatorial election of 2010 was held on November 2, 2010. The primary election date was August 24, 2010. The deadline for filing nomination papers was June 17.[1]

Democrat Steve Howard and Republican Phil Scott each took a slight majority in a two-race primary to become their party's respective nominees.

Vermont is among the 17 states that holds separate elections for the governor and lieutenant governor. Compared to the gubernatorial race, the races for the lt. governor's nomination were clear races, with Democratic Representative Chris Bray and his opposite number in the Senate, Republican Phillip Scott, moving onto the general election.

The November Ballot – Who Made It? Vermont Lieutenant Governor
Nominee Affiliation
Steven Howard Democrat
Phillip Scott Republican
Boots Wardinski Working Families
Marjorie Power Vermont Progressive Party
Peter Garritano Vermont Independence Day Party
Peter Garritano Second Vermont Republic
This lists candidates who won their state's primary or convention, or who were unopposed, and were officially certified for the November ballot by their state's election authority.

November 2, 2010 general election results

On November 2, 2010, Phil Scott won election to the office of Lieutenant Governor of Vermont. He defeated Steve Howard (D) and 3 third-party candidates in the general election.

Lieutenant Governor of Vermont, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPhil Scott 49.4% 116,198
     Democratic Steve Howard 42.4% 99,843
     Independent Peter Garritano 3.7% 8,627
     Progressive Marjorie Power 3.5% 8,287
     Liberty Union Boots Wardinski 0.9% 2,228
     Write-In Various 0.1% 147
Total Votes 235,330
Election Results Via: Vermont Secretary of State




  • State Senator Phil Scott, a business owner and former stock-car racer
  • Mark Snelling


  • Boots Wardinski ran a fusion campaign with the Progressive, Liberty Union, and Socialist USA parties.
  • Marjorie Power was nominated by the Progressive Party on May 15, 2010

Working Families

  • Ralph J. Montefusco


  • Businessman Peter R. Garritano, with both the Vermont Independence Day Party and Second Vermont Republic Party

August 24, 2010 primary

2010 Race for Lieutenant Governor - Democrat Primary[2][3]
Candidates Percentage
Christopher A. Bray (D) 47.90%
Green check mark.jpg Steve Howard (D) 52.09
Total votes 52,438

2010 Race for Lieutenant Governor - Republican Primary[4][5]
Candidates Percentage
Green check mark.jpg Phil Scott (R) 55.99%
Mark Snelling (R) 43.64%
Total votes 26,794


Poll source Dates administered Phil Scott (R) Steve Howard (D)
Vermont Public Radio October 12, 2010 41% 32%

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