Beth Pearce

Beth Pearce
Treasurer of Vermont
Assumed office
January 6, 2011
Governor Peter Shumlin
Phil Scott (Elect)
Preceded by Jeb Spaulding
Personal details
Born West Springfield,
Massachusetts, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Alma mater University of New Hampshire,

Elizabeth A. "Beth" Pearce is a Vermont government official who currently serves as Vermont State Treasurer.


Beth Pearce resides in Barre. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of New Hampshire.[1]

She was appointed Vermont State Treasurer by Governor Peter Shumlin in January, 2011. Pearce succeeded Jeb Spaulding, who was appointed Secretary of Administration.[2][3][4][5]

Beginning in 2003, Pearce served as Vermont's Deputy Treasurer.[6][7]

Prior to her appointment as Deputy Treasurer, Pearce served as Deputy Treasurer for Cash Management in the office of the Massachusetts State Treasurer (1999–2003); Deputy Comptroller for the Town of Greenburgh, New York; and as the Accounting Manager and Financial Operations Manager for the Town of West Hartford, Connecticut.[8]

Pearce also served as a fiscal officer with the Massachusetts Department of Social Services and as a project director for the Massachusetts Office of Human Services.[9]

Electoral history

Vermont Treasurer Election, 2012
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Beth Pearce (inc.) 147,556 52.4
Republican Wendy Wilton 114,797 40.7
Progressive Don Schramm 12,489 4.4
Liberty Union Jessica Diamondstone 6,937 2.5
Write-ins Write-ins 79 0.0
Vermont Treasurer Election, 2014
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Beth Pearce (inc.) 124,119 74.4
Progressive Don Schramm 28,990 17.4
Liberty Union Murray Ngoima 13,456 8.1
Write-ins Write-ins 265 0.2


  1. Biography, Beth Pearce, Vermont Executive Branch Biographies, published by Vermont Secretary of State, 2009, page 345
  2. Press release, Governor-Elect Shumlin Appoints Beth Pearce as Vermont’s Next State Treasurer, by Shumlin for Governor Campaign, December 20, 2010, accessed November 27, 2011
  3. News article, Shumlin Names Beth Pearce To Lead Treasurer's Office, by John Dillon, Vermont Public Radio, December 21, 2010
  4. Beth Pearce Biography, published by Vermont Secretary of State, 2007, page 366
  5. Beth Pearce Biography, The National Association of State Auditors, Comptrollers and Treasurers: History and Structure, Leadership and Committee Opportunities, Major Service Offerings and Strategic Plan, published by the association, 2011, page 3
  6. Speaker's Biography, Beth Pearce, Vermont League of Cities and Towns Governmental Accounting and Auditing Symposium Tuesday, June 22, 2010, accessed November 27, 2010
  7. Treasurer Beth Pearce Fell Into the Job — Can She Win an Election to Keep It?
  8. Beth Pearce Biography, printed in Biographical Sketches of Federal and State Officers and Members of the General Assembly of 2011-2012, published by Vermont Secretary of State, 2011, page 6
  9. Meet the Treasurer page, Vermont State Treasurer's web site, accessed November 27, 2011
Political offices
Preceded by
Jeb Spaulding
Treasurer of Vermont
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