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Vermont gubernatorial election, 2002


Vermont gubernatorial election, 2002

Vermont gubernatorial election, 2002

November 5, 2002 (2002-11-05)

Candidate Jim Douglas Doug Racine Cornelius Hogan
Party Republican Democratic Independent
Popular vote 103,436 97,565 22,353
Percentage 44.9% 42.4% 9.7%

Governor before election

Howard Dean

Elected Governor

Jim Douglas

The Vermont gubernatorial election of 2002 took place on November 5, 2002. Incumbent Democrat Howard Dean did not run for re-election to a sixth full term as Governor of Vermont. Republican Jim Douglas defeated Democratic candidate Doug Racine and independent candidate Cornelius Hogan, among others, to succeed him. Since no candidate received a majority in the popular vote, Douglas was elected by the Vermont General Assembly per the state constitution.[1]


  • Democratic primary 1
    • Results 1.1
  • Republican primary 2
    • Results 2.1
  • Vermont Progressive primary 3
    • Results 3.1
  • General election 4
    • Results 4.1
  • References 5

Democratic primary


Democratic primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Doug Racine 25,522 99.1
Democratic Other 232 0.9
Total votes 25,754 100

Republican primary


Republican primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Jim Douglas 23,366 96.7
Republican Other 789 3.3
Total votes 24,155 100

Vermont Progressive primary


VT Progressive primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
VT Progressive Michael J. Badamo 931 54.2
VT Progressive Peter Diamondstone 412 24.0
VT Progressive Other 376 21.8
Total votes 1,719 100

General election


Vermont gubernatorial election, 2002[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Jim Douglas 103,436 44.94
Democratic Doug Racine 97,565 42.39
Independent Cornelius Hogan 22,353 9.71
Make Marijuana Legal Cris Ericson 1,737 0.75
VT Progressive Michael Badamo 1,380 0.60
Libertarian Joel Williams 938 0.41
Vermont Grassroots Patricia Hejny 771 0.33
Restore Justice-Freedom Marilynn Christian 638 0.28
Liberty Union Pete Diamondstone 625 0.27
Independent Brian Pearl 569 0.25
N/A Write-ins 149 0.06
Total votes 230,161 100


  1. ^ a b "General Election Results - Governor - 1789-2012" (PDF). Office of the Vermont Secretary of State. Retrieved 31 December 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c "Primary Election Results" (PDF). Office of the Vermont Secretary of State. Retrieved 30 December 2014. 
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