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Vermont Republican Party
ChairpersonPaul Dame
GovernorPhil Scott
Senate LeaderRandy Brock
House LeaderPatricia McCoy
Founded1860s
HeadquartersMontpelier, Vermont
IdeologyLiberal conservatism
Political positionCenter[1][2] to Center-right
National affiliationRepublican Party
Colors  Red
U.S. Senate Seats
0 / 2
U.S. House Seats
0 / 1
Statewide Offices
2 / 6
State Senate
7 / 30
State House
46 / 150
Elected County Judges
7 / 42
Countywide Offices
5 / 42
Mayoralties
1 / 8
Website
vtgop.org

The Vermont Republican Party is the affiliate of the United States Republican Party in Vermont. Paul Dame is the chair of the Vermont Republican State Committee.

History

Shortly after the Republican Party was founded in 1854, with its heavily anti-slavery views, the party became a dominant force in Vermont.[citation needed]

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In October 1854 Republican Steven Royce defeated incumbent Democratic governor John S. Robinson, Robinson would be the first and final Democratic Governor of Vermont for 108 years.[citation needed]

In 1856 Vermont voted for the first Republican presidential candidate, John C. Frémont. Frémont would lose the election, however, to Democrat James Buchanan. In 1860 Vermont would again vote Republican this time for Abraham Lincoln, this time the newly formed Republican Party would win, and Lincoln became President. Vermont would continue to vote for Republican Presidential candidates for 27 consecutive Presidential elections from the first Republican candidate in 1856, until the 1964 election when Lyndon B. Johnson won in a landslide victory. The fact that Vermont voted for the GOP in 27 straight Presidential elections is a record for any United States political party in one state. From 1856 until 1988 Vermont voted every election for the Republican candidate, giving Republicans candidates wins in 33 out of 34 elections in Vermont.[citation needed]

In more recent years however the Democrats have made a resurgence, from 1992 through 2020 the Democratic candidate has carried Vermont all eight times. Democrats currently control both chambers of the state legislature; as of January 2017, however, the state executive branch is led by Republican Governor Phil Scott.[citation needed] As of January 2017 there have been fifty-four Republican governors of Vermont, and six Democrats.[citation needed]

Current elected officials

The Vermont Republican Party controls one of the six statewide offices.

Members of Congress

Statewide offices

Legislative

Municipal

References

  1. ^ McCullum, April (November 8, 2018). "VT Insights: How a Republican governor won blue Vermont — again". Burlington Free Press. Retrieved December 9, 2021.
  2. ^ Cullen, Kevin (November 18, 2021). "If moderate Republicans don't want to go to Washington, how will things ever change?". The Boston Globe. Retrieved December 9, 2021.