Who’s running for re-election, and who’s not?

11 senators will be doing something else next January

By Guy Page

92 of the 180 members of the Vermont General Assembly have confirmed they will run for re-election in November, according to an unofficial headcount conducted by Vermont Daily Chronicle

42 legislators are confirmed not seeking re-election to their current seats. 46 are undecided or unknown. 

The attrition is highest in the Senate, where 11 of the 30 members – 37% – aren’t seeking another term. 

31 House members – just over 20% – aren’t running. However, among them are nine current committee chairs: William Lippert (Health Care), Tim Briglin (Energy & Technology), Sarah Copeland-Hanzas (Government Operations), Maxine Grad (Judiciary), Mary Hooper (Appropriations), Kate Webb (Education), Janet Ancel (Ways & Means), Carolyn Partridge (Agriculture and Forestry), and Ann Pugh (Human Services). 

Reasons given by lawmakers include a desire to spend time with young families, running for higher office (marked with an *), pandemic-related fatigue and concern, accomplishment of key goals, redistricting, and the desire to retire while still able to pursue other interests. A VDC report tomorrow will address their reasons why, as well as likely candidates to run for seats they now hold. Legislative candidates for the August party primaries have until next Thursday, May 26 to gather 50 signatures on petitions.

The headcount below is based on personal communications with the lawmakers and/or (in a handful of instances) reliable media reports. This list is subject to announcements and corrections. Lawmakers are encouraged to direct information to news@vermontdailychronicle.com asap. The list will be updated on www.vermontdailychronicle.com as soon as information is received.

Sen. Ruth Hardy (D) Addison
Sen. Chris Bray (D) Addison
Sen. Thomas Chittenden (D) Chittenden
Sen. Russ Ingalls (R) Essex-Orleans
Sen. Robert Starr (D/R) Essex-Orleans
Sen. Richard Sears (D) Bennington
Sen. Richard Mazza (D) Colchester
Sen. Randy Brock (R) Franklin
Sen. Phil Baruth (D) Chittenden
Sen. Mark MacDonald (D) Orange
Sen. Ginny Lyons (D) Chittenden
Sen. Dick McCormick (D) Windsor
Sen. Brian Collamore (R) Rutland
Sen. Brian Campion (D) Bennington
Sen. Anne Cummings (D) Washington
Sen. Andy Perchlik (D/P) Washington
Sen. Alison Clarkson (D) Windsor

Rep. Wayne Laroche (R) Franklin
Rep. Woodman Page (R) Newport
Rep. William Notte (D) Rutland
Rep. William Canfield (R) Fair Haven
Rep. Vicki Strong (R) Albany
Rep. Tristan Toleno (D) Brattleboro
Rep. Trevor Squirrell (D) Jericho/Underhill
Rep. Tiffany Bluemle (D) Burlington
Rep. Thomas Terenzini (R) Rutland
Rep. Thomas Burditt (R) Rutland Town
Rep. Terri Lynn Williams (R) Granby
Rep. Taylor Small (P) Winooski
Rep. Stephanie Jerome (D) Brandon
Rep. Seth Chase (D) Colchester
Rep. Scott Beck (R) St. Johnsbury
Rep. Sarah “Sarita” Austin (D) Colchester
Rep. Samantha Lefebvre (R) Orange
Rep. Rodney Graham (R) Williamstown
Rep. Rob LaClair (R) Barre Town
Rep. Robert Norris (R) Sheldon
Rep. R. Scott Campbell (D) St. Johnsbury
Rep. Peter Conlon (D) Cornwall
Rep. Peter Anthony (D) Barre
Rep. Patrick Brennan (R) Colchester
Rep. Patricia McCoy (R) Poultney
Rep. Nelson Brownell (D) Pownal
Rep. Mike Morgan, W. Milton
Rep. Michelle Bos-Lun (D) Westminster
Rep. Michael Yantachka (D) Charlotte
Rep. Michael Marcotte (R) Coventry
Rep. Matthew Birong Jr. (D) Vergennes
Rep. Mary E. Howard (D) Rutland
Rep. Mary A. Morrissey (R) Bennington
Rep. Martin LaLonde (D) South Burlington
Rep. Mark Higley (R) Lowell
Rep. Mari Cordes (D) Lincoln
Rep. Logan Nicoll (D) Ludlow
Rep. Lisa Hango (R) Berkshire
Rep. Leslie Goldman (D) Bellows Falls
Rep. Kirk White (D/P) Bethel
Rep. Kevin “Coach” Christie (D) Hartford
Rep. Kenneth Goslant (R) Northfield
Rep. Kathleen James, (D) Manchester
Rep. Katherine “Kari” Dolan (D) Waitsfield
Rep. Kate Donnally (D) Hyde Park
Rep. Joseph “Chip” Troiano (D) Hardwick
Rep. John O’Brien (D) Tunbridge
Rep. John L. Bartholomew, Hartland
Rep. Jessica Brumsted (D) Shelburne
Rep. Jana Brown (D) Richmond
Rep. James Masland (D) Thetford
Rep. James Harrison (R) Killington
Rep. James Gregoire (R) Fairfield
Rep. Heather Surprenant (D/P) Barnard
Rep. Francis McFaun (R) Barre Town
Rep. Erin Brady (D) Williston
Rep. Emma Mulvaney-Stanak (P) Burlington
Rep. Elizabeth Burrows (D) Windsor
Rep. Diane Lanpher (D) Vergennes
Rep. Daniel Noyes (D) Wolcott
Rep. Curt Taylor (D) Colchester
Rep. Christopher Mattos (R) Milton
Rep. Charles “Butch” Shaw (R) Brandon
Rep. Carol Ode (D) Burlington
Rep. Caleb Elder (D) Starksboro
Rep. Brian Cina (P) Burlington

Rep. Brian Smith (R), Derby
Rep. Barbara Rachelson (D) Burlington
Rep. Art Peterson (R) Clarendon
Rep. Anne B. Donahue (R) Northfield
Rep. Amy Sheldon (D) East Middlebury
Rep. Alice M. Emmons (D) Springfield
Rep. Sally Achey (R) Middleton Springs
Rep. John Kascenska (R) East Burke
Rep. Katherine Sims (D) Craftsbury
Sen. Michael Sirotkin (D), Chittenden
Sen. Kesha Ram (D)*, Chittenden
Sen. Josh Terenzini (R), Rutland
Sen. Joe Benning (R)*, Caledonia
Sen. Jeanette White (D), Windham
Sen. Corey Parent (R), Franklin
Sen. Chris Pearson (P), Chittenden
Sen. Cheryl Hooker (D), Rutland
Sen. Becca Balint (D)*, Windham
Sen. Anthony Pollina (P), Washington
Sen. Alice Nitka (D), Windsor
Rep. William J. Lippert Jr. (D) Hinesburg
Rep. Warren F. Kitzmiller (D) Montpelier
Rep. Tommy Walz (D) Barre
Rep. Timothy Briglin (D) Thetford
Rep. Thomas Bock, (D) Chester
Rep. Terry Norris (I) Shoreham
Rep. Tanya Vyhovsky (P/D) Essex Junction*
Rep. Sarah Copeland Hanzas (D) Bradford*
Rep. Robert Helm (R) Castleton
Rep. Rebecca White (D) Hartford*
Rep. Peter J. Fagan (R) Rutland
Rep. Maxine Grad (D) Moretown
Rep. Mary S. Hooper (D) Montpelier
Rep. Martha Feltus, (R) Lyndon
Rep. Marcia Martel (R) Waterford
Rep. Maida Townsend (D) South Burlington
Rep. Leland Morgan (R) W. Milton/Grand Isle*
Rep. Kathryn Webb (D) Shelburne
Rep. John Killacky (D) South Burlington
Rep. John Arrison (D) Weathersfield/Cavendish
Rep. Janet Ancel (D) Calais
Rep. Heidi E. Scheuermann (R) Stowe
Rep. Harvey Smith (R) New Haven
Rep. Hal Colston (D) Winooski
Rep. George W. Till (D) Jericho/Underhill
Rep. Felisha Leffler (R) Enosburg
Rep. David Yacovone (D) Morristown
Rep. Charles Kimbell (D) Woodstock*
Rep. Carolyn W. Partridge (D) Windham
Rep. Carl Rosenquist (R) Georgia
Rep. Barbara Murphy (I) Fairfax
Rep. Ann Pugh (D) South Burlington
Sen. Richard Westman (R/D) Lamoille
Sen. Jane Kitchell (D) Caledonia
Rep. Timothy Corcoran (D) Bennington
Rep. Thomas Stevens (D) Waterbury
Rep. Theresa Wood (D) Waterbury
Rep. Seth Bongartz (D) Manchester
Rep. Selene Colburn (P) Burlington
Rep. Sara Coffey (D) Vernon
Rep. Robin Scheu (D) Middlebury
Rep. Robert Hooper (D) Burlington
Rep. Philip Jay Hooper (D) Randolph
Rep. Paul Lefebvre (I) Canaan
Rep. Mollie S. Burke (D/P) Brattleboro
Rep. Michael Mrowicki (D) Putney
Rep. Michael McCarthy (D) St. Albans
Rep. Lucy Rogers (D) Waterville
Rep. Lori Houghton (D) Essex
Rep. Linda Joy Sullivan (D) Dorset
Rep. Lawrence Cupoli (R) Rutland
Rep. Laura Sibilia (I) Dover
Rep. Larry Satcowitz (D) Randolph
Rep. Larry Labor (R)  Morgan
Rep. Kristi Morris (D) Springfield
Rep. Kimberly Jessup (D) E. Montpelier
Rep. Kelly Pajala (I) Londonderry
Rep. Karen Dolan (D), Essex Junction
Rep. John Palasik (R) Milton
Rep. John Gannon (D) Wilmington
Rep. Joe Parsons (R) Newbury
Rep. Jill Krowinski (D) Burlington
Rep. James McCullough (D) Williston
Rep. Henry Pearl (D), Danville
Rep. Gabrielle Stebbins (D/P) Burlington
Rep. Emily Long (D) Townshend
Rep. Emilie Kornheiser (D/P) Brattleboro
Rep. Eileen Dickinson (R) St. Albans
Rep. David Durfee (D) Shaftsbury
Rep. Dane Whitman (D) Bennington
Rep. Curt McCormack (D) Burlington
Rep. Casey Toof (R) St. Albans
Rep. Avram Patt (D) Morristown
Rep. Allysa Black (D) Westford
Rep. Michael Nigro (D) Bennington

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  1. Ya know I honestly wish I could say “dam that’s too bad!”, but I can’t. Most, if not all have “served” in Mount Peculiar entirely long enough ! Get a real job ! Of course unless mommy, and daddy happened to leave you a big enough trust fund that you don’t need the money.

    • My ‘take’ is our reps are running scared. The hand of justice is a ‘comin’ full speed ahead via the “Fauci Dossier” ala Dr David Martin, for one. In fact, my county prosecutor yelled at me on the phone–he gets off at doing this to women in particular–that there’s nothing illegal going on. Really?! The job of county prosecutor is to prosecute. Imagine if you were a ‘hired gun’ and shot a bunch of ‘blanks’.

  2. Great newsand extremely good riddance. This bunch has done enormous harm to Vermont, its people. Just hoping what we get next is not worse i.e. further woke, even more self-centered and clueless.