VERMONT
     Nov. 3, 2020 Governor

Gov.
Sen.3
Sen.1
2020



2019



2018
x

x
2017



2016
x
x

2015



2014



2013



2012



2011



2010



2009



2008



2007



2006



2005



2004



2003



2002



2001



2000



1999



1998



1997



1996



1995



1994



1993



1992



1991



1990



1989




+Phil Scott (R) i
248,412
68.48%
David Zuckerman (P/D) 99,215
27.35%
Kevin Hoyt (I) 4,576
1.26%
Emily Peyton (TM) 3,505 0.97%
Erynn Hazlett Whitney (I)
1,777
<1%
Wayne Billado III (I)
1,431
<1%
Michael A. Devost (I)
1,160
<1%
Charley Dickerson (unaff.)
1,037
<1%
write ins
1,598
<1%

362,711

Registration: 506,312.   Total votes cast: 370,968.
Margin of victory: 149,197 votes (41.13 percentage points).
 VT Elections



Notes:
Gov. Phil Scott (R) won a third two-year term trouncing Lt. Gov. David Zuckerman (P/D).  Scott earned plaudits for his handling of the coronavirus pandemic; in the Fall the state had the lowest number of cases per capita in the nation.  He reiterated his three guiding principles: to grow the economy, make Vermont more affordable, and protect the most vulnerable.  He also distanced himself from President Trump, making it clear in 2016 and again in 2020 that he would not be voting for him.  Scott previously served three terms as lieutenant governor and five terms in the Vermont Senate; his background is in road construction.  Zuckerman was elected lieutenant governor as a Progressive Party candidate in 2016 and 2018 after serving in the Vermont Senate and earlier the Vermont State House.  He and his wife run Full Moon Farm in Hinesburg.  He advocated building the economy from the bottom up, investing in the rural economy, building out broadband, as well as a temporary tax on the wealthiest 5 percent.

Primaries were held on Aug. 11.  Scott won the Republican primary with 72.1% of the vote to  21.9% for farmer, attorney and writer John Klar; three other candidates and write-ins accounted for the remainder.  Zuckerman won the Democratic primary by 47.6% to 37.1% for former Secretary of Education Rebecca Holcombe and 7.6% for attorney Patrick Winburn; another candidate and write-ins the remainder.

Scott and Zuckerman participated in four one-hour debates.  On Sept. 24 Vermont Public Television and Vermont Public Radio hosted a debate held via Zoom (>).  On Sept. 29 VTDigger hosted an in-person debate at Mad River Barn in Waitsfield (>).  On Oct. 1 WPTZ-TV NBC 5 hosted a debate with the candidates in studio in South Burlington (>).  On Oct. 7 WCAX Channel 3 News (CBS) hosted an in-person, socially distanced debate between the two candidates in their studios (>).


 
Campaign Managers
:
Phil Scott: Jason Maulucci
(Sept. 2020)  Gubernatorial appointments and commissions manager in the Office of Gov. Phil Scott, Dec. 2018-Aug. 2020.  Deputy campaign manager on Phil Scott for Vermont, May-Nov. 2018.  Office of Gov. Phil Scott, Jan. 2017-May 2018.  Field operations on Phil Scott for Governor, May-Nov. 2016.  Bachelor's degree in political science, economics from University of Vermont, 2017; president of the UVM Student Government Association, Apr. 2015-Apr. 2017.

David Zuckerman: Megan Polyte
Executive director of Volunteers for Peace and has been actively involved with the group since 1989, including serving as U.S. program coordinator (1999-2000), co-director (1990-93) and outgoing placement coordinator (1989-1993).  Also lived for five years in the former Soviet Union.  M.S. in education (2010) and B.S. in management and leadership (1995) from St. Michael’s College.  








ADVERTISEMENT