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Elected Officials

Federal Officials

  • Senator Patrick Leahy

    Leahy was born in Montpelier and grew up across from the Statehouse.  A graduate of Saint Michael's College in Colchester (1961), he received his Juris Doctor from Georgetown University Law Center (1964).  He served for eight years as State's Attorney in Chittenden County where he gained a national reputation for his law enforcement activities and was selected as one of three outstanding prosecutors in the United States in 1974. 

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  • Senator Bernie Sanders

    Bernie Sanders is serving his second term in the U.S. Senate after winning re-election in 2012 with 71 percent of the vote. His previous 16 years in the House of Representatives make him the longest serving independent member of Congress in American history. Born in 1941 in Brooklyn, Sanders attended James Madison High School, Brooklyn College and the University of Chicago. After graduating in 1964, he moved to Vermont.

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  • Congressman Peter Welch

    Peter Welch has been a champion for working Vermonters throughout his distinguished career as a state legislator and Member of Congress.  Since his election to Congress in 2006, he has been widely recognized in Washington as a skillful and effective legislator.  

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State Officials

  • Lieutenant Governor David Zuckerman

    David Zuckerman is Vermont’s 80th Lieutenant Governor. In 1996, David was elected to represent Burlington in the Vermont House. He served there for 14 years, including four years as Chair of the Committee on Agriculture. In 2012, David was elected to the Vermont Senate representing Chittenden County.

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  • Attorney General TJ Donovan

    Thomas J. Donovan Jr. (T.J) was born and raised in Burlington, Vermont.  TJ graduated from Merrimack College (BA, 1996) and Suffolk Law School (JD, 2000). TJ began his career as an Assistant District Attorney in Philadelphia, PA, before returning to Vermont to work as a Deputy Chittenden County State’s Attorney. Prior to being elected Chittenden County State’s Attorney in November 2006, TJ was an associate in the Burlington, VT, law firm of Jarvis & Kaplan, where he specialized in civil litigation and criminal defense work.

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  • Treasurer Beth Pearce

    Treasurer Pearce has more than 30 years of experience in government finance at both the state and local levels. She served as Vermont’s Deputy Treasurer for more than seven years before assuming her current role as Treasurer. As Deputy Treasurer, she was responsible for a full range of operations including retirement administration of the three state-wide systems for State employees, teachers, and municipal employees.

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  • Secretary of State Jim Condos

    Jim Condos of Montpelier, Washington County was born January 29, 1951, in Orange, NJ. Becoming a Chittenden County resident in 1955, Jim attended Burlington schools, graduating from South Burlington High School and the University of Vermont (1974). He has one daughter.

    Jim has 30 years of business experience working for a Fortune 100 company, a family-owned Vermont grocery distribution company, and Vermont Gas Systems Inc. (1998 – 2010) – a regulated utility where he served as government and community relations manager.

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  • Auditor Doug Hoffer

    Doug Hoffer of Burlington was elected State Auditor in 2012. He was born September 3, 1951 in New Rochelle, New York and raised in Norwalk, Connecticut. He has also lived in the Berkshires, Central Florida, Baltimore, and Los Angeles. Doug was educated at Williams College (B.A.) and SUNY Buffalo School of Law (J.D., Magna Cum Laude).

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