2002 Vermont elections

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A general election was held in the U.S. state of Vermont on November 5, 2002. All of Vermont's executive officers were up for election as well as Vermont's at-large seat in the United States House of Representatives.

Governor[edit]

Lieutenant Governor[edit]

2002 Vermont lieutenant gubernatorial election

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Nominee Brian E. Dubie Peter Shumlin Anthony Pollina
Party Republican Democratic Progressive
Popular vote 94,044 73,501 56,564
Percentage 41.2% 32.2% 24.8%

Lieutenant Governor before election

Doug Racine
Democratic

Elected Lieutenant Governor

Brian E. Dubie
Republican

Incumbent Democratic Lieutenant Governor Doug Racine (since 1997) did not run again for a fourth term, instead ran for Governor.

Republican primary[edit]

Brian E. Dubie was unopposed in the Republican primary. He previously ran for lieutenant governor as the Republican nominee in 2000.

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Brian E. Dubie 22,584 100.0
Total votes 22,584 100%

Democratic primary[edit]

State Senator Peter Shumlin was unopposed in the Democratic primary.

Candidates[edit]

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Peter Shumlin 22,633 100.0
Total votes 22,633 100%

Progressive primary[edit]

Anthony Pollina, Progressive nominee for Governor in 2000 and U.S. Representative in 1984, ran unopposed in the Progressive primary.

Progressive primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Progressive Anthony Pollina 1,664 100.0
Total votes 1,664 100%

Grassroots nomination[edit]

Sally Ann Jones, activist, ran unopposed for the Grassroots State Committee's nomination.

General election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

  • Brian E. Dubie (R)
  • Sally Ann Jones (GR)
  • Anthony Pollina (P)
  • Peter Shumlin (D)

Results[edit]

2002 Vermont lieutenant gubernatorial election[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Brian E. Dubie 94,044 41.2 -0.01
Democratic Peter Shumlin 73,501 32.2 -21.1
Progressive Anthony Pollina 56,564 24.8 +24.8
Grassroots Sally Ann Jones 4,310 1.9 -1.2
Write-in Write-ins 116 0.01 n/a
Total votes 228,535 100%
Republican gain from Democratic Swing +21.0

Secretary of State[edit]

2002 Vermont secretary of state election

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Nominee Deborah Markowitz Michael S. Bertrand
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 131,469 82,905
Percentage 58.8% 37.1%

Secretary of State before election

Deborah Markowitz
Democratic

Elected Secretary of State

Deborah Markowitz
Democratic

Incumbent Democratic Secretary of State Deborah Markowitz (since 1999) ran again for a third term.

Democratic primary[edit]

Markowitz ran unopposed in the Democratic primary.

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Deborah Markowitz 25,737 100.0
Total votes 25,737 100%

Republican primary[edit]

Bertrand ran unopposed in the Republican primary.

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Michael S. Bertrand 20,740 100.0
Total votes 20,740 100%

Progressive primary[edit]

Markowitz also ran unopposed in the Progressive primary as a write-in candidate.

Progressive primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Progressive Deborah Markowitz (write-in) 258 100.0
Total votes 258 100%

Liberty Union nomination[edit]

Leslie Yvonne Scaffidi, Liberty Union nominee for Secretary of State in 2000, ran unopposed for the Liberty Union State Committee's nomination.

Grassroots nomination[edit]

Tina M. Thompson ran unopposed for the Grassroots State Committee's nomination.

General election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

  • Michael S. Bertrand (R)
  • Deborah Markowitz (D)
  • Leslie Yvonne Scaffidi (LU)
  • Tina M. Thompson (GR)

Results[edit]

2002 Vermont secretary of state election[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Deborah Markowitz (incumbent) 131,469 58.8 -2.5
Republican Michael S. Bertrand 82,905 37.1 +0.5
Grassroots Tina M. Thompson 7,166 3.2 +3.2
Liberty Union Leslie Yvonne Scaffidi 1,968 0.9 -1.1
Write-in Write-ins 113 0.01 n/a
Total votes 223,621 100%
Democratic hold Swing -2.5

Treasurer[edit]

2002 Vermont treasurer election

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Nominee Jeb Spaulding John V. Labarge Claude Bouchard
Party Democratic Republican Grassroots
Popular vote 127,459 82,905 10,757
Percentage 57.2% 37.1% 4.9%

Treasurer before election

Jim Douglas
Republican

Elected Treasurer

Jeb Spaulding
Democratic

Incumbent Republican Treasurer Jim Douglas (since 1995) did not run again for a fifth term, instead ran for Governor.

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

  • Ed Flanagan, Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate in 2000
  • Jeb Spaulding, Member of the Vermont Senate (1985-2001)

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jeb Spaulding 19,090 66.1
Democratic Ed Flanagan 9,620 0.74
Democratic Write-ins 178 0.6
Total votes 28,888 100%

Republican primary[edit]

John V. Labarge, Member of the Vermont House of Representatives (1993-2003), ran unopposed in the Republican primary.

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John V. Labarge 20,505 100.0
Total votes 20,505 100%

Liberty Union nomination[edit]

Jerry Levy, Liberty Union nominee for U.S. Senate in 2000, 1998, 1994, 1992, 1988, 1986, and 1982, Vermont Secretary of State in 1984, and Auditor in 1980, ran unopposed for the Liberty Union State Committee's nomination.

Grassroots nomination[edit]

Claude Bouchard, Republican candidate for State Representative from Franklin-3 in the 2002 primary, ran unopposed for the Grassroots State Committee's nomination.

General election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

  • John V. Labarge (R)
  • Jerry Levy (LU)
  • Jeb Spaulding (D)
  • Claude Bouchard (GR)

Results[edit]

2002 Vermont treasurer election[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Jeb Spaulding 127,459 57.2 +57.2
Republican John V. Labarge 80,229 36.0 -50.1
Grassroots Claude Bouchard 10,757 4.9 -8.8
Liberty Union Jerry Levy 4,199 1.9 +1.9
Write-in Write-ins 154 0.1 n/a
Total votes 222,798 100%
Democratic gain from Republican Swing +64.9

Attorney General[edit]

2002 Vermont attorney general election

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Nominee William H. Sorrell Larry Drown Cindy Hill
Party Democratic Republican Progressive
Popular vote 125,495 67,360 16,152
Percentage 56.6% 30.4% 7.3%

Attorney General before election

William H. Sorrell
Democratic

Elected Attorney General

William H. Sorrell
Democratic

Incumbent Attorney General William H. Sorrell (since 1997) ran again for a fourth term.

Democratic primary[edit]

Sorrell was unopposed in the Democratic primary.

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic William H. Sorrell 24,693 100.0
Total votes 24,693 100%

Republican primary[edit]

Larry Drown, Republican nominee for Secretary of State in 2000, Democratic nominee for State Representative from Washington-1 in 1998, and Reform Party nominee for State Senator from Washington County in 1996, ran unopposed in the Republican primary.

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Larry Drown 19,629 100.0
Total votes 19,629 100%

Progressive primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

  • Cindy Hill, candidate for Attorney General in 1998
  • Boots Wardinski, Liberty Union nominee for State Representative in 2000, 1998, 1996, and for State Senator in 1992 and 1990, farmer

Results[edit]

Progressive primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Progressive Cindy Hill 1,089 73.6
Progressive Boots Wardinski 320 21.6
Progressive Write-ins 71 4.8
Total votes 1,480 100%

Liberty Union nomination[edit]

After losing the Progressive primary, Boots Wardinski ran unopposed for the Liberty Union State Committee's nomination.

Libertarian nomination[edit]

Christopher Costanzo, Libertarian nominee for State Senator in 2000, for Attorney General in 1998, and for Secretary of State in 1996, ran unopposed for the Libertarian State Committee's nomination.

Grassroots nomination[edit]

Mann Ward ran unopposed for the Grassroots State Committee's nomination.

General election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

  • Christopher Costanzo (L)
  • Larry Drown (R)
  • Cindy Hill (P)
  • William H. Sorrell (D)
  • Boots Wardinski (LU)
  • Mann Ward (GR)

Results[edit]

2002 Vermont attorney general election[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic William H. Sorrell (incumbent) 125,495 56.6 -27.4
Republican Larry Drown 67,360 30.4 +30.4
Progressive Cindy Hill 16,152 7.3 +7.3
Grassroots Mann Ward 6,307 2.8 -11.9
Libertarian Christopher Costanzo 3,991 1.8 +1.8
Liberty Union Boots Wardinski 2,243 1.0 +1.0
Write-in Write-ins 131 0.1 n/a
Total votes 221,679 100%
Democratic hold Swing -27.4

Auditor of Accounts[edit]

2002 Vermont auditor of accounts election

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Nominee Elizabeth M. Ready Bruce Hyde
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 113,240 93,342
Percentage 51.3% 42.3%

Auditor of Accounts before election

Elizabeth M. Ready
Democratic

Elected Auditor of Accounts

Elizabeth M. Ready
Democratic

Incumbent Democratic Auditor Elizabeth M. Ready (since 2001) ran again for a second term.

Democratic primary[edit]

Ready ran unopposed in the Democratic primary.

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Elizabeth M. Ready 24,149 100.0
Total votes 24,149 100%

Republican primary[edit]

Bruce Hyde, former State Representative (1995-2001), ran unopposed in the Republican primary.

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bruce Hyde 20,506 100.0
Total votes 20,506 100%

Liberty Union nomination[edit]

Murray Ngoima, Liberty Union nominee for Lieutenant Governor in 1996 and for Treasurer in 1994, 1992, and 1990, ran unopposed for the Liberty Union State Committee's nomination.

Libertarian nomination[edit]

Dennis Lane, Libertarian nominee for Secretary of State in 1998, and Grassroots nominee for Governor in 1996 and 1994, ran unopposed for the Libertarian State Committee's nomination.

Grassroots nomination[edit]

Lynn Appleby ran unopposed for the Grassroots State Committee's nomination.

General election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

  • Lynn Appleby (GR)
  • Bruce Hyde (R)
  • Dennis Lane (L)
  • Murray Ngoima (LU)
  • Elizabeth M. Ready (D)

Results[edit]

2002 Vermont auditor of accounts election[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Elizabeth M. Ready (incumbent) 113,240 51.3 -2.5
Republican Bruce Hyde 93,342 42.3 +0.3
Grassroots Lynn Appleby 8,172 3.7 +3.7
Libertarian Dennis Lane 3,676 1.7 -0.9
Liberty Union Murray Ngoima 2,036 1.0 -0.6
Write-in Write-ins 189 0.1 n/a
Total votes 220,655 100%
Democratic hold Swing -2.5

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