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JOURNAL OF THE JOINT ASSEMBLY

of the

STATE OF VERMONT

BIENNIAL SESSION, 2007

 

IN JOINT ASSEMBLY, JANUARY 4, 2007

10:00 A.M.

The Senate and the House of Representatives met in the Hall of the House of Representatives pursuant to a Joint Resolution which was read by the Clerk and is as follows:

     J.R.S. 2.  Joint resolution to provide for a Joint Assembly to receive the report of the committee appointed to canvass votes for state officers.

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the two Houses meet in Joint Assembly on Thursday, January 4, 2007, at ten o'clock in the forenoon to receive the report of the Joint Canvassing Committee appointed to canvass votes for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, State Treasurer, Secretary of State, Auditor of Accounts and Attorney General, and if it shall be declared by said Committee that there had been no election by the freemen of any of said state officers, then to proceed forthwith to elect such officers as have not been elected by the freemen.

Presiding Officer

Honorable Brian E. Dubie, President of the Senate, in the Chair.

Clerk

David A. Gibson, Secretary of the Senate, Clerk.

Report of the Joint Canvassing Committee

Representative Perry, Co-Chair, then presented the report of the Joint Canvassing Committee, which was as follows:


The Joint Canvassing Committee appointed to canvass the votes for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, State Treasurer, Secretary of State, Auditor of Accounts, and Attorney General respectfully reports:

That having been duly sworn, it has attended to the duties of its trust and finds the number of votes to have been:

For GOVERNOR................................................................... 262,524

Necessary to have a major part of the votes......................... 131,263

Benjamin Clarke, Vermont Localist.................................... 1,216

James H. Douglas, Republican........................................ 148,014

Cris Ericson, Independent.................................................. 2,477

Jim Hogue, Vermont Green................................................ 1,936

Scudder Parker, Democratic.......................................... 108,090

Bob Skold, Liberty Union..................................................... 638

Scattering (write-in votes)...................................................... 153

Majority for James H. Douglas.............................................. 16,751

Pursuant to the Constitution of the State of Vermont, the Committee hereby declares that

                                            JAMES H. DOUGLAS

received a major part of the votes, and therefore was elected Governor of the State of Vermont for the two years next ensuing.

For LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR.......................................... 260,430

Necessary to have a major part of the votes......................... 130,216

Brian E. Dubie, Republican............................................. 133,250

Matt Dunne, Democratic................................................ 118,411

Mary Alice “Mal” Herbert, Liberty Union........................... 2,995

Marvin Malek, Progressive................................................. 5,658

Scattering (write-in votes)...................................................... 116

Majority for Brian E. Dubie..................................................... 3,034

Pursuant to the Constitution of the State of Vermont, the Committee hereby declares that

                                                BRIAN E. DUBIE

received a major part of the votes, and therefore was elected Lieutenant Governor of the State of Vermont for the two years next ensuing.

For STATE TREASURER...................................................... 244,500

Necessary to have a major part of the votes......................... 122,251

V. Murray Ngoima, Liberty Union.................................... 14,018

George B. “Jeb” Spaulding, Democratic/Republican........ 229,952

Scattering (write-in votes)...................................................... 530

Majority for George B. “Jeb” Spaulding............................... 107,701


Pursuant to the Constitution of the State of Vermont, the Committee hereby declares that

                                   GEORGE B. “JEB” SPAULDING

received a major part of the votes, and therefore was elected Treasurer of the State of Vermont for the two years next ensuing.

For SECRETARY OF STATE................................................ 254,393

Plurality, not a major part of the vote, is required

Deborah Markowitz, Democratic................................... 184,914

Cheryl Moomey, Republican............................................ 64,508

Boots Wardinski, Liberty Union......................................... 4,827

Scattering (write-in votes)...................................................... 144

Pursuant to the Constitution of the State of Vermont, the Committee hereby declares that

DEBORAH MARKOWITZ

received the greatest number of the votes, and therefore was elected Secretary of State of the State of Vermont for the two years next ensuing.

For AUDITOR OF ACCOUNTS........................................... 250,960

Plurality, not a major part of the vote, is required

Martha Abbott, Progressive............................................. 23,490

Randolph D. Brock, Republican..................................... 111,668

Jerry Levy, Liberty Union................................................... 3,914

Thomas M. Salmon, Democratic.................................... 111,770

Scattering (write-in votes)...................................................... 118

Pursuant to the Constitution of the State of Vermont, the Committee hereby declares that

                                           THOMAS M. SALMON

received the greatest number of the votes, and therefore was elected Auditor of Accounts of the State of Vermont for the two years next ensuing.

For ATTORNEY GENERAL................................................. 250,300

Plurality, not a major part of the vote, is required

Dennis Carver, Republican............................................... 67,721

Rosemarie Jackowski, Liberty Union.................................. 8,773

William H. Sorrell, Democratic....................................... 173,467

Scattering (write-in votes)...................................................... 339


Pursuant to 3 V.S.A. §151, the Committee hereby declares that

WILLIAM H. SORRELL

received the greatest number of the votes, and therefore was elected Attorney General of the State of Vermont for the two years next ensuing.

All of which is respectfully submitted.

                                                  JAMES C. CONDOS

                                                  Chair of the Joint Canvassing

                                                  Committee on the part of the Senate

                                                  ALBERT J. PERRY

                                                  Chair of the Joint Canvassing

                                                  Committee on the part of the House

Report of the Joint Canvassing Committee Adopted

Upon motion of Senator James C. Condos, Co-Chair, the report of the Joint Canvassing Committee was adopted.

Dissolution

Thereupon, the President declared that the Joint Assembly was dissolved.

                                                                             DAVID A. GIBSON

                                                                             Secretary of the Senate

                                                                             Clerk of the Joint Assembly

 

 



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