Jim Condos

Donovan and Condos: Special interest money could flood local elections

Since the 2010 Citizens United case, reform efforts have “come down to disclosure and transparency,” Vermont Secretary of State Jim Condos said.

Public input sought on campaign finance changes

Secretary of State Jim Condos and Attorney General TJ Donovan have announced a slate of public meetings of the Joint Committee on Campaign Finance Education, Compliance and Reform. The meetings will be Tuesday at the Bennington Firehouse; April 25 at the St. Johnsbury Athenaeum on Main Street; May 9 at Hartford Town Hall in White […]

Condos and Donovan Announce Public Meetings of Joint Committee on Campaign Finance Education, Compliance and Reform

News Release — Vermont Secretary of State Jim Condos and Vermont Attorney General TJ Donovan April 4, 2017 Contact: Eric Covey, Chief of Staff for the Secretary of State, 802-828-2148 Natalie Silver, Executive Assistant to the Attorney General, 802-595-8679 Montpelier – Today Secretary of State Jim Condos and Attorney General TJ Donovan announced a slate […]

Bill Schubart: Vermont’s ethics crisis

Although most Vermonters favor establishment of an ethics commission with investigative and enforcement powers, the current bill does little more than provide legislative cover for inaction.

Jim Condos: Let the sun shine in

As trustees and servants of the people, it’s our job as officers of the government to let the sun shine in – to let the people see what we are doing on their behalf.

UPDATED: Recount called off, Frenier retains House seat

A clerk had previously opened a ballot bag, which state law allows. But the rules for the recount said it would be called off if a bag had been “tampered with.”

Condos advises towns to go ahead with school budget warnings

Gov. Phil Scott has asked lawmakers to adopt a new date for school budget votes — May 23 — to give boards more time to level fund budgets.

Secretary of State Jim Condos’s Statement on Voter Fraud Claims by President Trump

News Release — Secretary of State Jim Condos January 25, 2017 Contact: Eric Covey Vermont Secretary of State’s Office 802.828.2148 www.sec.state.vt.us Montpelier – Secretary of State Jim Condos issues the following statement in response to continued assertions by President Trump that 3 – 5 million people voted illegally in the November elections: As the chief […]

League of Women Voters Applauds Formation of Campaign Finance Committee

News Release — League of Women Voters January 24, 2017 Contact: Sonja Schuyler 802-899-3657 [email protected] www.LWVofVT.org The League of Women Voters of Vermont applauds Secretary of State Condos and Attorney General Donavon for forming the Committee on Campaign Finance, Education, Compliance, and Reform. While the League would like to see Citizens United overturned, we also […]

Condos, Donovan tackle campaign finance together

They have formed a committee to look for ways to reduce confusion, boost compliance and suggest any needed changes to laws and rules. The goal is “not to replace Citizens United but to coexist with it.”

Jim Condos: Independent ethics commission is still needed

The key to our democracy is the public’s access to open and transparent government.

Margolis: We need both good behavior and ‘bad government’

The debate over an ethics commission rightly comes down to appearances.

Secretary of State Jim Condos Statement on DHS Designating Elections Systems as ‘Critical Infrastructure’

News Release — Secretary of State Jim Condos January 17, 2017 Contact: Eric Covey 802-828-2148 Montpelier – Protecting election integrity and security is one of my most important duties of the Secretary of State. It’s a sacred responsibility and is something I take seriously. This includes cybersecurity. My office has been taking steps to prepare […]

Ashe argues for starting with ‘achievable’ ethics commission

The Senate president said it made more sense to set up a smaller system than what Secretary of State Jim Condos proposed, then expand its scope if needed.