24 Delegates (16 Pledged and 8 Automatic) and 2 Alternates

March 3, 2020 - Presidential Primary.

May 25, 2020 - Virtual State Convention. 494 state convention delegates from all 14 counties -- 228 delegates for Vice President Joe Biden and 266 delegates for Senator Bernie Sanders.

May 25-30, 2000 - Voting period for 11 District-Level delegates and DNC members.

June 13, 2020 - District-Level delegates (elected on May 30th) hold a meeting to select the 2 PLEO and 3 At-Large delegates (based on recommendations from the Presidential campaigns). The two (2) Alternates will be divided equally between Sanders and Biden. Unsuccessful candidates for PLEO and At-Large delegates will be automatically considered for “Alternate” positions.

  • Vermont Delegation to the Democratic National Convention

  • Terje Anderson
  • Governor Howard Dean
  • Tim Jerman
  • Senator Patrick Leahy
  • Senator Bernie Sanders
  • Mary Sullivan
  • Tess Taylor
  • Congressman Peter Welch

  • AT-LARGE (3)
    • Biden
    • Alison Liebly

    • Allternate

    • Sanders
    • Kayla Arena
    • Lisa Ryan

    • Alternate

  • PLEO (2)
    • Biden
    • Brenda Churchill
    • Sanders
    • Steffen Gillomm

  • DISTRICT (11)
    • Biden
    • Aime Alexander
    • Andrew Champagne
    • Carolyn Dwyer
    • Sanders
    • Jim Dandeneau
    • Noah Detzer
    • Linda Gravell
    • Kate Larose
    • Olivia Pena
    • Brian Pine
    • Bruce Olsson
    • Maria Rinaldi

  • Standing Committees
    • Rules -
    • Platform -
    • Credentials -

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  • Vermont Democratic Party
  • Wednesday, May 27, 2020
  • Vermont Democrats Kick Off 2020 Virtual State Convention

    DNC Chair Tom Perez announced as a keynote speaker

  • MONTPELIER, VT -- On Monday, May 25, Vermont Democratic Party Chair Terje Anderson called the 2020 State Democratic Convention to order shortly after 5:00 PM.

  • “While I had expected to call these proceedings to order next Saturday in a gathering of hundreds at the historic Barre Municipal Auditorium (a wonderful New Deal public works project building constructed in 1939) — I am no less excited to kick things off virtually,” Anderson wrote to convention delegates. “As Chair of the Vermont Democratic Party, I proudly and enthusiastically declare the 2020 VDP State Convention voting to be open.”

  • This year, due to COVID-19, the Vermont Democratic Party made the decision to, for the first time in party history, hold the state convention virtually. The Party’s growing staff have worked around the clock to build an innovative and engaging virtual experience for convention delegates and attendees, which can be found at

  • The convention website kicks off the virtual experience with addresses from our keynote speakers, DNC Chair Tom Perez and Congressman Ro Khanna (D-CA). Then, moving through the site, delegates and guests can find personal statements and video messages from candidates running to fill the coveted DNC district-level delegate positions for Vice President Biden and Senator Sanders.

  • The 2020 convention further includes a live question and answer event featuring Congressman Ro Khanna, a training on digital fundraising sponsored by ActBlue, multimedia messages from Vice President Joe Biden and Senator Bernie Sanders, as well as messages from Senator Leahy, Congressman Welch and the rest of the VDP’s statewide incumbents and candidates.

  • This year’s convention includes 494 state convention delegates from all 14 counties -- 228 of which are delegates for Vice President Joe Biden and 266 of which are delegates for Senator Bernie Sanders. Those state delegates for each Biden and Sanders will have the opportunity to elect district-level delegates to the Democratic National Convention, which is slated for August in Milwaukee, WI. There are 36 candidates for district-level delegate for Biden and 41 for Sanders.

  • “This isn’t exactly how we thought we would spend the 2020 State Convention, but we’re certainly no less excited to get this party-building process underway,” said party spokesperson R. Christopher Di Mezzo. “We’re grateful to Democrats across the state who have stepped up during these uncertain times to engage in this democratic process. Because of the virtual nature of th