Sue Minter

Vermont Agency of Transportation

Today is the last day of work for Vermont Agency of Transportation Secretary Sue Minter, who announced her resignation on Thursday. That’s because Minter is the latest to join the growing field of gubernatorial hopefuls. A member of the administration since 2011, Minter is looking to succeed fellow Democrat Peter Shumlin, who is not seeking a fourth term. Minter joins House Speaker Shap Smith and former state legislator Matthew Dunne in the Democratic field. Minter tells WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley she’s ready for higher office.

Vermont Agency of Transportation Secretary Sue Minter, who has served in the Shumlin administration since 2011, is stepping down to run for governor. The Democrat is the latest to join a crowded field, announcing her candidacy in an email to supporters this morning. Governor Peter Shumlin says Deputy Secretary Chris Cole will lead the agency beginning at the end of the day Friday.

Courtesy NOAA

Vermont's continuing effort to recover from Tropical Storm Irene is the focus of a conference  at Norwich University today.  
Vermont Irene Recovery Officer Sue Minter says the Irene and Beyond Summit will not only discuss continuing needs due to Irene damage, but also begin to shape a statewide response system for future disasters.