A brief history of electoral competition for Governor in Vermont

Between 1974 and 2016, the Democratic Party vied for power with the Republican Party in securing the Governor's seat in Vermont. The Democratic Party won 11 out of 22 general elections -- a 50% rate of victory.

In general, elections for this office during these 42 years turned out an average of 5.3 contenders for the seat.

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Year Office District Stage Candidates
2016 Governor Statewide General Election
Phil Scott won (53%) against 2 opponents. Candidates »
2014 Governor Statewide General Election
Peter Shumlin won (46%) against 6 opponents. Candidates »
2012 Governor Statewide General Election
Peter Shumlin won (58%) against 4 opponents. Candidates »
2010 Governor Statewide General Election
Peter Shumlin won (50%) against 6 opponents. Candidates »
2008 Governor Statewide General Election
Jim Douglas won (53%) against 6 opponents. Candidates »
2006 Governor Statewide General Election
Jim Douglas won (56%) against 5 opponents. Candidates »
2004 Governor Statewide General Election
Jim Douglas won (59%) against 5 opponents. Candidates »
2002 Governor Statewide General Election
Jim Douglas won (45%) against 9 opponents. Candidates »
2000 Governor Statewide General Election
Howard Dean won (50%) against 7 opponents. Candidates »
1998 Governor Statewide General Election
Howard Dean won (56%) against 4 opponents. Candidates »
1996 Governor Statewide General Election
Howard Dean won (71%) against 6 opponents. Candidates »
1994 Governor Statewide General Election
Howard Dean won (69%) against 7 opponents. Candidates »
1992 Governor Statewide General Election
Howard Dean won (75%) against 3 opponents. Candidates »
1990 Governor Statewide General Election
Richard A. Snelling won (52%) against 3 opponents. Candidates »
1988 Governor Statewide General Election
Madeleine M. Kunin won (55%) against 2 opponents. Candidates »
1986 Governor Statewide General Election
Madeleine M. Kunin won (47%) against 3 opponents. Candidates »
1984 Governor Statewide General Election
Madeleine M. Kunin won (50%) against 4 opponents. Candidates »
1982 Governor Statewide General Election
Richard A. Snelling won (55%) against 3 opponents. Candidates »
1980 Governor Statewide General Election
Richard A. Snelling won (59%) against 4 opponents. Candidates »
1978 Governor Statewide General Election
Richard A. Snelling won (63%) against 2 opponents. Candidates »
1976 Governor Statewide General Election
Richard A. Snelling won (53%) against 2 opponents. Candidates »
1974 Governor Statewide General Election
Thomas P. Salmon won (57%) against 2 opponents. Candidates »
 
This page was last updated: 2015-11-02