Which Policies Will Your State's Attorney Support?

The ACLU of Vermont’s “Your Vote, Your Prosecutor" campaign seeks to increase public understanding of the powerful role of Vermont’s elected prosecutors, known as state's attorneys. In June, the ACLU invited each primary candidate for state's attorney to answer fifteen questions about their positions on criminal justice issues, including police misconduct, the opioid crisis, and racial disparities in Vermont’s criminal legal system. Check to see whether candidates in your county submitted a response by browsing the table below.

There were contested primaries in Addison, Chittenden & Washington County. We've put candidates responses side by side to help you compare answers to key questions:

In the General Election, there are contested races in Addison County and Franklin County. A candidate named Peter Bevere entered the Addison County race after the primary, and we were unable to issue our questionnaire to him. You can find his contact information below for follow-up questions about his positions and candidacy.

We were able to create a comparison chart for the questionnaire responses from candidates in Franklin County.

Dickson Corbett, the sitting state's attorney for Orange County, also entered the race after the primary. We were unable to issue our questionnaire to him, but you can learn more about his current policies from a records request we conducted of all sitting state's attorneys last spring and view his contact information below. 

This year, Vermont voters will have a choice between forward-thinking, data-driven, effective reforms that reflect our values, and the harmful, counter-productive policies that have failed our communities for too long. We urge you to ask the candidates which of these approaches they favor. Then, vote your values.




Contact Information


Peter Bevere Survey not administered Email: [email protected]
Tim Lueders-Dumont View Response / View Supplemental Response

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.timldvermont.com 

Eva P. Vekos View Response / View Supplemental Response

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.evapvekos.com


Erica Marthage Refused to Respond

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.benningtoncountysa.com


Jessica Zaleski Refused to Respond Email: [email protected]


Sarah George View Response

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.sarahforstatesattorney.com

Ted Kenney Refused to Respond

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.tedforstatesattorney.com


Vincent Illuzzi Refused to Respond Email: [email protected]


John Lavoie View Response

Email: [email protected]

Zach Weight View Response

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.zachweight.com

Grand Isle

Douglas DiSabito Refused to Respond Email: [email protected]


Todd A. Shove View Response Email: [email protected]


Dickson Corbett Survey not administered Email: [email protected]


Jennifer Barrett Refused to Respond Email: [email protected]


Ian Sullivan Refused to Respond Email: [email protected]


Michelle Donnelly View Response Email: [email protected]
Bridget Grace Refused to Respond

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.bridgetgracevt.com


Tracy Kelly Shriver Refused to Respond Email: [email protected]


Ward Goodenough Refused to Respond

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.goodenoughvt.com

Smart Justice Vermont is a nonpartisan campaign of the ACLU of Vermont. The ACLU of Vermont does not endorse or oppose candidates for office.