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  Douglas, Jim
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AffiliationRepublican  
 
NameJim Douglas
Address
Middlebury, Vermont , United States
EmailNone
WebsiteNone
Born June 21, 1951 (68 years)
ContributorJoshua L.
Last ModifedRBH
Dec 21, 2012 03:05am
Tags Caucasian - Moderate-to-Conservative - Anti-Gay Marriage - Pro- gun - Pro-Bush Tax Cuts - Pro-Social Security Privatization - Married - Freemason - Protestant - Straight -
InfoGovernor Jim Douglas has been serving the people of Vermont for 30 years. Elected to the Vermont House of Representatives in 1972--the same year he graduated from Middlebury College--his influence as a legislator increased quickly, becoming assistant majority leader in his second term and majority leader in his third term at the age of 25. Governor Douglas retired from the state legislature in 1979 to become a top aide to Governor Richard Snelling. In 1980, Governor Douglas was elected Secretary of State, a post he held until 1992-winning reelection five times and receiving the nomination of both parties on three occasions. Governor Douglas was elected State Treasurer in 1994, receiving the nomination of both parties and winning with 94 percent of the vote. He served as Treasurer until being elected Governor in 2002.

Governor Douglas became the Republican choice for governor of the State of Vermont after winning the primary on September 10, 2002. Governor Douglas then beat his Democratic opponent, former Lt. Governor Doug Racine, in the November 5 general election by a vote of 45 percent to 42 percent to become Vermont's current Governor.

Over the course of his career, Governor Douglas has received more votes than any other person in Vermont history-a testament to his appeal to voters of all political persuasions.

The First Lady of Vermont is Dorothy Foster Douglas. The Governor and Mrs. Douglas have two grown children, Matthew and Andrew.


JOB APPROVAL POLLS
DateFirmApproveDisapproveDon't Know
10/28/2010-10/28/2010 Rasmussen Reports 58.00% ( 6.0) 40.00% ( 6.0) 2.00% ( 0.0)
09/13/2010-09/13/2010 Rasmussen Reports 64.00% ( 1.0) 34.00% ( 0.0) 2.00% ( 1.0)
06/17/2010-06/17/2010 Rasmussen Reports 65.00% ( 1.0) 34.00% ( 2.0) 1.00% ( 0.0)
03/18/2010-03/18/2010 Rasmussen Reports 64.00% ( 0.0) 36.00% ( 0.0) 1.00% ( 0.0)
09/14/2006-09/17/2006 Survey USA 61.00% ( 1.0) 33.00% ( 1.0) 7.00% ( 1.0)
07/14/2006-07/16/2006 Survey USA 60.00% ( 1.0) 32.00% ( 5.0) 8.00% ( 3.0)
06/09/2006-06/11/2006 Survey USA 59.00% ( 2.0) 37.00% ( 7.0) 5.00% ( 4.0)
02/10/2006-02/12/2006 Survey USA 61.00% ( 8.0) 30.00% ( 5.0) 9.00% ( 3.0)
01/13/2006-01/15/2006 Survey USA 69.00% ( 4.0) 25.00% ( 5.0) 6.00% ( 1.0)
09/16/2005-09/18/2005 Survey USA 65.00% ( 4.0) 30.00% ( 2.0) 5.00% ( 6.0)

BOOKS
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EVENTS
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NEWS
Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Dec 11, 2004 12:00am General Vt. Gov. Wants Nude Statue Out of Office  Article RP 
Mar 12, 2004 12:00am News Vermont Commuter Gets Ride From Governor  Article *crickets chirp* 
Jul 20, 2003 12:00am General Death issues confront Governor Douglas  Article COSDem 

DISCUSSION
Importance? 8.00000 Average

FAMILY

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RACES
  11/06/2018 VT Governor Lost 0.01% (-55.18%)
  08/14/2018 VT US Senate - R Primary Lost 0.05% (-37.42%)
  11/08/2016 VT Treasurer Lost 0.01% (-82.30%)
  11/08/2016 VT At-Large Lost 0.04% (-89.49%)
  11/08/2016 VT Secretary of State Lost 0.01% (-89.38%)
  08/09/2016 VT At-Large - R Primary Lost 2.39% (-58.66%)
  08/09/2016 VT Treasurer - R Primary Lost 0.86% (-47.62%)
  08/09/2016 VT Secretary of State - R Primary Lost 1.39% (-74.04%)
  08/09/2016 VT US Senate - R Primary Lost 0.03% (-96.83%)
  07/20/2009 NGA Chair Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/04/2008 VT Governor Won 53.43% (+31.56%)
  09/09/2008 VT Governor - R Primary Won 98.36% (+96.73%)
  07/14/2008 NGA Vice Chair Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/07/2006 VT Governor Won 56.38% (+15.21%)
  09/12/2006 VT Governor - R Primary Won 98.15% (+96.30%)
  11/02/2004 VT Governor Won 58.70% (+20.76%)
  09/14/2004 VT Governor - R Primary Won 98.74% (+97.48%)
  11/05/2002 VT Governor Won 44.94% (+2.55%)
  09/10/2002 VT Governor- R Primary Won 96.73% (+93.47%)
  11/07/2000 VT Treasurer Won 86.09% (+72.44%)
  11/03/1998 VT Treasurer Won 85.44% (+79.43%)
  11/05/1996 VT Treasurer Won 85.85% (+78.81%)
  11/08/1994 VT Treasurer Won 91.41% (+86.60%)
  11/03/1992 VT US Senate Lost 43.35% (-10.82%)
  09/14/1992 VT US Senate - R Primary Won 78.24% (+58.07%)
  11/06/1990 VT Secretary of State Won 89.31% (+81.90%)
  11/08/1988 VT Secretary of State Won 91.86% (+86.80%)
  11/04/1986 VT Secretary of State Won 59.32% (+23.17%)
  11/06/1984 VT Secretary of State Won 65.00% (+35.52%)
  11/02/1982 VT Secretary of State Won 91.11% (+86.53%)
  11/04/1980 VT Secretary of State Won 52.64% (+10.13%)
  09/09/1980 VT Secretary of State - R Primary Won 52.49% (+5.61%)
ENDORSEMENTS
VT Governor - R Primary - Aug 28, 2012 R Randy Brock
VT US President - R Primary - Mar 04, 2008 R John McCain
US President - R Primaries - Jun 03, 2008 R John McCain
VT At Large - R Primary - Sep 12, 2006 R Martha Rainville
VT Attorney General - R Primary - Sep 14, 2004 R Marianne Kennedy