The 2016 race for Vermont governor now has three democratic candidates. This coming after Friday’s announcement that Harvard and MIT grad Sue Minter has officially thrown her hat into the mix.
The announcement came minutes after Minter resigned from her post as secretary of the Vermont Agency of Transportation, where she served since being appointed to the position by current governor Peter Shumlin in January. Minter oversaw recovery efforts in the Green Mountain state following Hurricane Irene back in 2011, and was appointed by Shumlin to President Obama’s Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience.
Google executive and Hartford native Matt Dunne and Vermont House Speaker Shap Smith announced their runs on the democratic ticket earlier this summer, while Lieutenant governor Phil Scott and businessman Bruce Lisman have announced bids on the republican side.