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Vermont gubernatorial election, 1996

Vermont gubernatorial election, 1996

November 5, 1996 (1996-11-05)

Candidate Howard Dean John L. Gropper
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 179,544 57,161
Percentage 70.5% 22.5%

Governor before election

Howard Dean

Elected Governor

Howard Dean

The Vermont gubernatorial election of 1996 took place on November 5, 1996. Incumbent Democrat Howard Dean ran successfully for re-election to a third full term as Governor of Vermont, defeating Republican candidate John L. Gropper.


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

Democratic primary


Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Howard Dean (inc.) 18,112 97.8
Democratic Other 406 2.1
Total votes 18,518 100

Republican primary


Republican primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican John L. Gropper 12,616 62.2
Republican Thomas J. Morse 6,710 33.0
Republican Other 956 4.7
Total votes 20,282 100

Liberty Union primary


Liberty Union primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberty Union Mary Alice Herbert 237 92.2
Liberty Union Other 20 7.7
Total votes 257 100

General election


Vermont gubernatorial election, 1996[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Howard Dean (inc.) 179,544 70.51
Republican John L. Gropper 57,161 22.45
Liberty Union Mary Alice Herbert 4,156 1.63
Vermont Grassroots Dennis Lane 3,667 1.44
Natural Law Bill Brunelle 3,342 1.31
Independent August St. John 3,201 1.26
Libertarian Neil Randall 2,916 1.15
N/A Write-ins 661 0.26
Total votes 254,648 100


  1. ^ a b c "Primary Election Results" (PDF). Office of the Vermont Secretary of State. Retrieved 30 December 2014. 
  2. ^ "1996 Gubernatorial General Election Results - Vermont". U.S. Election Atlas. Retrieved 30 December 2014. 
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