Vermont State Profile

Election Schedule

Presidential Primary:2016-3-1
State Primary:2016-8-9

Election Vitals

Governor:Peter Shumlin (D) re-election 2016
Senator:Patrick Leahy (D) re-election 2016
Senator:Bernie Sanders (I) re-election 2018

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Past Presidential Elections

Percentage of Votes for Jimmy Carter in 1976 43.1%
Percentage of Votes for Gerald Ford in 1976 54.4%
Percentage of Votes for Jimmy Carter in 1980 38.4%
Percentage of Votes for Ronald Reagan in 1980 44.4%
Percentage of Votes for Walter Mondale in 1984 40.8%
Percentage of Votes for Ronald Reagan in 1984 57.9%
Percentage of Votes for Michael Dukakis in 1988 47.6%
Percentage of Votes for George Bush in 1988 51.1%
Percentage of Votes for Bill Clinton in 1992 46.1%
Percentage of Votes for George Bush in 1992 30.4%
Percentage of Votes for Bill Clinton in 1996 53.4%
Percentage of Votes for Bob Dole in 1996 31.1%
Percentage of Votes for Al Gore in 2000 50.6%
Percentage of Votes for George W. Bush in 2000 40.7%
Percentage of Votes for John Kerry in 2004 59.1%
Percentage of Votes for George W. Bush in 2004 38.9%
Percentage of Votes for Barack Obama in 2008 67.8%
Percentage of Votes for John McCain in 2008 30.6%
Percentage of Votes for Barack Obama in 2012 67.0%
Percentage of Votes for Mitt Romney in 2012 31.2%

Previous Election Results, other races

1996 Governor General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Howard Dean Democratic 179,544 70.7%
John Gropper Republican 57,161 22.5%
Mary Herbert Liberty union 4,156 1.6%
Dennis Lane Grass roots 3,667 1.4%
Bill Brunelle Natural law 3,342 1.3%
August St.John Independent 3,201 1.3%
Neil Randall Libertarian 2,916 1.1%
1996 Governor Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
John Gropper Republican 12,626 65.3%
Thomas Morse Republican 6,710 34.7%
1998 Governor General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Howard Dean Democratic 121,425 55.8%
Ruth Dwyer Republican 89,726 41.2%
Joel Williams Green 3,305 1.5%
Amy Berkey Libertarian 2,141 1.0%
Richard Gottlieb Liberty union 1,177 0.5%
1998 Governor Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Ruth Dwyer Republican 30,224 58.8%
Bernie Rome Republican 21,196 41.2%
1998 Senate General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Patrick Leahy Democratic 154,567 72.4%
Fred Tuttle Republican 48,051 22.5%
Hugh Douglas Libertarian 4,199 2.0%
Barry Nelson Independent 2,893 1.4%
Bob Melamede Grass roots 2,459 1.2%
Jerry Levy Liberty union 1,238 0.6%
1998 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Fred Tuttle Republican 28,355 54.9%
Jack McMullen Republican 23,321 45.1%
2000 Governor General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Howard Dean Democratic 148,059 50.5%
Ruth Dwyer Republican 111,359 38.0%
Anthony Pollina Progressive 28,116 9.6%
Phil Stannard Sr. Independent 2,148 0.7%
Joel Williams Grass roots 1,359 0.5%
Marilyn Christian Independent 1,054 0.4%
Hardy Macia Libertarian 785 0.3%
Richard Gottlieb Liberty union 337 0.1%
2000 Governor Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Howard Dean Democratic 31,366 87.8%
Brian Pearl Democratic 4,357 12.2%
2000 Governor Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Ruth Dwyer Republican 46,611 58.5%
William Meub Republican 33,105 41.5%
2000 Senate General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
James Jeffords Republican 189,133 65.6%
Ed Flanagan Democratic 73,352 25.5%
Charles Russell Constitution 10,079 3.5%
Rick Hubbard Independent 5,366 1.9%
Billy Greer Grass roots 4,889 1.7%
Hugh Douglas Libertarian 3,843 1.3%
Jerry Levy Liberty union 1,477 0.5%
2000 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Ed Flanagan Democratic 17,440 51.5%
Jan Backus Democratic 16,444 48.5%
2000 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Jim Jeffords Republican 60,234 79.0%
Rick Hubbard Republican 15,991 21.0%
2002 Governor General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Jim Douglas Republican 103,436 45.0%
Doug Racine Democratic 97,565 42.4%
Cornelius Hogan Independent 22,353 9.7%
Cris Ericson Mke marij. legal 1,737 0.8%
Michael Badamo Progressive 1,380 0.6%
Joel Williams Libertarian 938 0.4%
Patricia Hejny Grass roots 771 0.3%
Marilyn Christian Restore justic 638 0.3%
Peter Diamondstone Liberty union 625 0.3%
Brian Pearl Independent 569 0.2%
2004 Governor General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Jim Douglas Republican 181,540 58.7%
Peter Clavelle Democratic 117,327 38.0%
Cris Ericson All others 4,221 1.4%
Patricia Hejny Independent 2,431 0.8%
Hardy Machia Libertarian 2,263 0.7%
Peter Diamondstone Liberty union 1,298 0.4%
2004 Senate General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Pat Leahy Democratic 216,972 70.7%
Jack McMullen Republican 75,398 24.6%
Cris Ericson All others 6,486 2.1%
Craig Hill Green 3,999 1.3%
Keith Stern Independent 3,300 1.1%
Ben Mitchell Liberty union 879 0.3%
2004 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Patrick Leahy Democratic 27,459 94.6%
Craig Hill Democratic 1,573 5.4%
2004 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Jack McMullen Republican 9,591 71.8%
Peter Moss Republican 2,058 15.4%
Ben Mitchell Republican 1,715 12.8%
2006 Governor General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Jim Douglas Republican 148,014 56.4%
Scudder Parker Democratic 108,090 41.2%
Cris Ericson Independent 2,477 0.9%
Jim Hogue Green 1,936 0.7%
Benjamin Clarke All others 1,216 0.5%
Bob Skold Liberty union 638 0.2%
2006 Governor Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Scudder Parker Democratic 31,048 100.0%
2006 Governor Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Jim Douglas Republican 33,645 100.0%
2006 Senate General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Bernie Sanders Independent 171,638 65.5%
Rich Tarrant Republican 84,924 32.4%
Cris Ericson Independent 1,735 0.7%
Craig Hill Green 1,536 0.6%
Peter Moss All others 1,518 0.6%
Pete Diamondstone Liberty union 801 0.3%
2006 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Bernie Sanders Democratic 35,954 95.2%
Louis Thabault Democratic 585 1.5%
Craig Hill Democratic 504 1.3%
Peter Moss Democratic 385 1.0%
Larry Drown Democratic 343 0.9%
2006 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Rich Tarrant Republican 22,008 64.3%
Greg Parke Republican 10,479 30.6%
Cris Ericson Republican 1,722 5.0%
2008 Governor General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Jim Douglas Republican 170,492 53.5%
Anthony Pollina Independent 69,791 21.9%
Gaye Symington Democratic 69,534 21.8%
Tony O'Connor Independent 3,106 1.0%
Sam Young Independent 2,490 0.8%
Peter Diamondstone Liberty union 1,710 0.5%
Cris Ericson Independent 1,704 0.5%
2008 Governor Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Gaye Symington Democratic 17,263 100.0%
2008 Governor Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Jim Douglas Republican 11,605 100.0%
2010 Governor General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Peter Shumlin Democratic 119,543 49.6%
Brian Dubie Republican 115,212 47.8%
Dennis Steele Independent 1,917 0.8%
Cris Ericson All others 1,819 0.8%
Dan Feliciano Independent 1,341 0.6%
Em Peyton Independent 684 0.3%
Ben Mitchell Liberty union 429 0.2%
2010 Governor Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Peter Shumlin Democratic 18,276 25.0%
Doug Racine Democratic 18,079 24.8%
Deb Markowitz Democratic 17,579 24.1%
Matt Dunne Democratic 15,323 21.0%
Susan Bartlett Democratic 3,759 5.1%
2010 Governor Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Brian Dubie Republican 28,452 100.0%
2010 Senate General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Patrick Leahy Democratic 151,281 64.4%
Len Britton Republican 72,699 30.9%
Daniel Freilich Independent 3,544 1.5%
Cris Ericson All others 2,731 1.2%
Stephen Cain Independent 2,356 1.0%
Peter Diamondstone Socialist 1,433 0.6%
Johenry Nunes Independent 1,021 0.4%
2010 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Patrick Leahy Democratic 64,756 89.1%
Daniel Freilich Democratic 7,892 10.9%
2010 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Len Britton Republican 22,750 100.0%
2012 Governor
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Peter Shumlin Democratic 170,598 58.0%
Randy Brock Republican 110,940 37.7%
Emily Peyton Independent 5,868 2.0%
Cris Ericson Independent 5,583 1.9%
Dave Eagle Liberty union 1,303 0.4%
2012 Senate
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Bernie Sanders Independent 209,053 71.1%
John MacGovern Republican 73,198 24.9%
Cris Ericson Independent 5,924 2.0%
Pete Diamondstone Liberty union 2,511 0.9%
Peter Moss Independent 2,452 0.8%
Laurel LaFramboise Independent 877 0.3%
2014 Governor
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Peter Shumlin Democratic 89,509 46.5%
Scott Milne Republican 87,075 45.3%
Dan Feliciano Libertarian 8,428 4.4%
Emily Peyton Independent 3,157 1.6%
Pete Diamondstone Liberty union 1,673 0.9%
Bernard Peters Independent 1,434 0.7%
Cris Ericson Independent 1,089 0.6%
2014 Governor
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Peter Shumlin Democratic 15,260 82.7%
Brooke Paige Democratic 3,199 17.3%
2014 Governor
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Scott Milne Republican 11,486 84.1%
Steve Berry Republican 1,106 8.1%
Emily Peyton Republican 1,060 7.8%

State Demographics

Population 626,011
Percentage White 95.1%
Percentage Black 1.0%
Percentage American Indian / Alaska Native 0.3%
Percentage Asian 1.3%
Percentage Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0.0%
Percentage Mixed Race 2.0%
Percentage Other Race 0.2%
 
Percentage Hispanic 1.6%
Percentage Non Hispanic White 94.0%
Percentage Non Hispanic Black 1.0%
 
Percentage Households All Speak Language Other than English 0.3%
 
Median Household Income $52,977
Percentage Married Couple Both Work 46.6%
Percentage Income in Poverty in 2011 11.8%
Percentage Lived in different household in 2009 6.6%
 
Percentage Homes heated by Electricity 4.8%
Percentage Homes heated by Gas 31.0%
Percentage Homes heated by Coal 0.3%
Percentage Homes heated by Fuel Oil 44.4%
Percentage of Population Age 65 and Up 15.7%
Percentage Employed Civilians 16-years-old and up 52.1%
Percentage with a College Degree 35.8%
Percentage Management or Professional Workers 40.6%
Percentage Sales or Office Workers 21.7%
Percentage Production or Transportation Workers 10.6%
 
Unemployment rate 3.7%
Unemployment figures as of 2015-10
Unemployment Monthly Change 0.0%
 
Percentage Married Couples 48.9%
Percentage Married Couples with Children 17.1%
Percentage Unmarried Partner Households, Male living with Male 0.4%
Percentage Unmarried Partner Households, Female living with Female 0.5%

Last updated 12:17am September 30, 2016