Vermont Gubernatorial Election 2012

2012 Vermont Gubernatorial Election

Vermont Governor Election 2012

Vermont Gubernatorial Election 2012 Peter Shumlin Randy Brock
Nominee Peter Shumlin Randy Brock
Party Democratic Republican
Governor Before Election

Peter Shumlin

Elected Governor
Peter Shumlin

Vermont Gubernatorial 2012 General Election Results

Governor of Vermont General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Peter Shumlin Incumbent 57.9% 163,064
     Republican Randy Brock 37.8% 106,555
     Independent Emily Peyton 2% 5,546
     United States Marijuana Cris Ericson 1.9% 5,258
     Liberty Union Dave Eagle 0.4% 1,214
Total Votes 281,637


Vermont Gubernatorial Election 2012 Candidates List

  • Martha Abbott (Progressive), chairwoman of the Vermont Progressive Party
  • Randy Brock (R), state senator and former state auditor
  • Dave Eagle (Liberty Union)
  • Cris Ericson (U.S. Marijuana), perennial candidate
  • Emily Peyton (Independent)
  • Peter Shumlin (D), incumbent

Vermont Gubernatorial Election 2012 Polling

Poll Source Date(s)
Margin of
Shumlin (D)
Brock (R)
Castleton Polling August 11-21, 2012 477 ± 4.5% 60% 26% 13%
Vermont Business Magazine May 7-16, 2012 607 ± 4.0% 60% 27% 11%
Public Policy Polling July 28-31, 2011 1,233 ± 2.8% 51% 29% 20%

Vermont Gubernatorial Election 2012 Key Dates

Deadline Event
June 14 Statewide candidate filing deadline
Aug. 22 Voter registration for primary election
Aug. 27 Requests for absentee primary ballots received
Aug. 28 Primary election
Oct. 31 Voter registration for general election
Nov. 5 Requests for absentee general election ballots received
Nov. 6 General election

Vermont Gubernatorial Election 2012 Race Tracking

2011 Race Rankings - Vermont Governor
Race Tracker Race Rating
The Cook Political Report Solid Democrat
Governing Politics Likely Democratic
Larry J. Sabato's Crystal Ball Solid Democrat
The Rothenberg Political Report Safe Democrat
Overall Call Democrat

Peter Shumlin

81st Governor of Vermont
Assumed office
January 6, 2011
Lieutenant Phillip Scott
Preceded by Jim Douglas
Personal Details
Born Peter Elliott Shumlin
March 24, 1956 (age 56)
Brattleboro, Vermont, United States
Political party Democratic Party
Spouse(s) Deborah Shumlin
Residence The Pavilion
Alma mater Wesleyan University
Profession Teacher

Randy Brock

Born September 28, 1943 (age 69)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania,
Alma mater Middlebury College
Yale University
Political party Republican Party

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