County follows state, taps Minter and Scott; town-by-town results

ADDISON COUNTY — Addison County voters followed statewide trends in their selection of Tuesday’s primary winners, endorsing Democrat Sue Minter and Republican Lt. Gov. Phil Scott to represent their respective parties in a final showdown for governor on General Election Day, Nov. 8.
Those filling out the Democratic Primary ballot in Addison County on Tuesday made Minter the winner, with 2,828 tallies. Matt Dunne placed second, with 1,570 votes, followed by Peter Galbraith with 436.
On the Republican side, county voters endorsed Scott over challenger Bruce Lisman, 1,756 to 1,148.
Statewide, Minter garnered 35,7033 votes, or 49.6 percent of the total cast, according to the Vermont Secretary of State’s unofficial results. On the GOP side, Scott captured almost 60 percent of the statewide vote (27,442 tallies) compared to 39 percent of the vote for Lisman.
Addison County also selected David Zuckerman as the Democratic nominee for lieutenant governor. Zuckerman garnered 2,248 votes locally, compared to 1,893 for House Speaker Shap Smith and 736 for Kesha Ram.
At the statewide level, Zuckerman recorded 30,675 tallies — or 42.7 percent of the total votes cast in the race for the Democratic nomination for lieutenant governor. Smith garnered 36.7 percent of the vote (26,337 tallies), and Ram received 16.6 percent of votes cast.
County votes in other contested primaries mirrored the lopsided results recorded statewide. For example, incumbent U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy, a Democrat, notched 4,419 votes, compared to 479 for Democratic challenger Cris Ericson; incumbent state Treasurer Beth Pearce topped Democratic challenger Richard Dunne, 2,855 to 1,396; and T.J. Donavan topped H. Brooke Paige 3,480 to 691 for the Democratic nomination for attorney general.
Reporter John Flowers is at [email protected].

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