Secretary of Civil and Military Affairs

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Governor Peter Shumlin has appointed Louis Porter to be his point person in the Legislature as secretary of civil and military affairs.

Porter, a former Statehouse reporter with the Vermont Press Bureau and most recently the Lake Champlain "Lake-Keeper" water policy lobbyist with the Conservation Law Foundation, will coordinate the administration's contacts with lawmakers.

Porter replaces Alexandra MacLean, who announced her departure from the administration recently.

The 37-year-old Porter, who lives in Adamant, will earn $72,000 in the post.