Vt. Secretary of State Condos won’t seek reelection

Published: Feb. 15, 2022 at 2:11 PM EST|Updated: Feb. 15, 2022 at 4:03 PM EST
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MONTPELIER, Vt. (WCAX) - Vermont Secretary of State Jim Condos says he will not seek reelection.

In a press conference Tuesday afternoon, Condos said after 35 years in public life, it’s time to retire and enjoy his family.

The Democrat was first elected secretary of state in 2010 and took office in 2011.

Condos, 71, said he has worked hard to make government more accessible and transparent in Vermont. Condos says he ran the office in a nonpartisan fashion so people would have faith in their elections.

“The fact that I’ve not endorsed people gives me some credibility, having been run as a Democrat in the Senate and run as a Democrat in the secretary of state, but I still operate the office in a manner that is nonpartisan and I think people have that faith in that trust and that credibility in me,” Condos said.

Condos said he’s proud of his work to transform the secretary of state’s office into an almost entirely digital operation.

Over the last several years, as federal authorities have documented Russian interference efforts in the U.S. election, Condos has been outspoken in maintaining the security of Vermont elections.

Prior to serving in statewide office, Condos was a state senator from Chittenden County and a member of the South Burlington City Council.

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