While America may have been surprised by Election 2012, in
central Vermont there were few surprises in local races. Many
candidates ran unopposed, and incumbents generally did well.
There were upsets, however. Republican Larry "Cooper" Cupoli
decisively ousted Democratic incumbent Peg Andrews in Rutland 5-2
by more than 100 votes. Rutland 6 was a three-way race for two
seats; incumbent Democratic-Republican Butch Shaw garnered the most
votes, followed by Democrat Stephen Carr to claim the seats.
Republican Seth Hopkins did not win a seat.
Killington has a new state representative, as newcomer Democrat
Anne L. Gallivan edged out Republican incumbent Jim Eckhardt by 37
votes in Rutland-Windsor 1.
Redistricting changed Rutland-Windsor 2, pitting two incumbents
against one another: Democrat Eldred French lost to Republican
Dennis Devereux by more than 100 votes.
The vote count is arranged from the highest vote-getter in a
district to the lowest. Winners are designated with an asterisk
(*), while incumbents are identified by (I). Uncontested races are
John Campbell (I)
Dick McCormack (I)
Alice W. Nitka (I)
Paul E. Gibbs, Jr.
Dave Potter (I)
Tom Burditt (I)
Peg Andrews (I)
Herb Russell (I)
John E. Mattison, Jr.
Butch Shaw (I)
Stephen A. Carr
Anne L. Gallivan
Jim Eckhardt (I)
Dennis Devereux (I)
Eldred French (I)