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     Nov. 8, 2016 Governor

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+Phil Scott (R)
166,817
52.91%
Sue Minter (D)
139,253
44.17%
Bill "Spaceman" Lee {LU)
8,912
2.83%
w/in
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315,295

Total active registered: 471,619.  Ballots cast 320,467.
Plurality 27,564 votes (8.74 percentage points).
 VT Sec. of State - Elections




Notes: Gov. Peter Shumlin (D)'s retirement opened up the seat.
  In the Aug. 9 primaries voters selected Lt. Gov. Phil Scott (R) with 60.5% of the vote and former state Transportation Secretary Sue Minter (D) with 51.2%.  Scott went on to defeat Minter for a Republican pick up. 

Scott was a better known quantity, having served 10 years in the state Senate and six years as lieutenant governor, while Minter had served four terms in the state House and in addition to her more recent experience as Transportation Secretary.  Democrats did win the other partisan statewide races.

Seven Days reported campaigns and groups spent a total of approximately $13.34 million on the governor's race, the second most ever for a Vermont campaign.  (This included around $4 million spent by defeated primary candidates).  The Minter campaign spent $2.04 million and was aided by $1.4 million in spending by Our Vermont (from the Demcratic Governors Association); the Scott campaign spent $1.61 million and was aided by $3.02 million in spending by A Stronger Vermont (from the Republican Governors Association) (>).


Campaign Manager:
Sue Minter: Molly Ritner
Campaign manager on Gary McCollum for Virginia Senate, 2015.  Midwest fundrasing director for the DCCC, 2013-14.  Finance director on U.S. Rick Nolan's (MN) 2012 re-election camapign.  Deputy finance director on U.S. Rep. Martin Heinrich's (NM) 2010 re-election campaign.  (Sarah McCall started out as campaign manager for the first five months to Feb. 2016, then moved to senior advisor role).

Phil Scott - Campaign Coordinator: Brittney Wilson
Executive assistant at the Vermont Department of Libraries, March 2013-Oct. 2015.  Private secretary in the Vermont Auditor's Office, Jan. 2011-Jan. 2013.  Outreach consultant at Capital Connections, LLC, Jan.-April 2002.  Campaign manager on Gibbs for Secretary of State, May-Nov. 2010.  Executive assistant to the commissioner of the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks & Recreation, Nov. 2008-Feb. 2010.  Field coordinator on Douglas for Governor, June-Nov. 2008.  B.S. in business administration from Western New England College, 2008.




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