Rep. Sue Minter tapped to be Vermont’s new Deputy Secretary of Transportation by Governor-elect Peter Shumlin
From the Barre-Montpelier Times Argus, Nov. 30, 2010:
Minter, who has a master’s degree in urban and community planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, has long touted the role of transportation in downtown development. Shumlin said Minter’s planning expertise — she is a planning coordinator for the Department of Economic, Housing and Community Development — will usher in “a new era” in which transportation projects play a key role in “revitalizing downtowns, and ensuring transportation addresses all needs, including public transit and other means of getting around.”
Minter was reelected to a fourth term in November. Shumlin will appoint someone to fill her seat in the Vermont House in January.
“I see transportation as critical to fueling economic development opportunities and sustaining vital communities in Vermont,” Minter said Monday.
Nov. 2, 2010: Sue tops the ticket in a four-way race to win her fourth term as State Representative!
Candidate Votes (% of voters)
Sue Minter (D) 2,545 (61%)
Tom Stevens (D) 1,813 (44%)
Theresa Wood (I) 1,559 (37%)
Tom Vickery (I) 960 (23%)
Endorsement from Waterbury Record, 10/28/2010
“Two years ago, we said that an endorsement of Democrat Sue Minter was easy to write. The work that she has done since then — in much more difficult fiscal and emotional times — further proves the point. Minter is the queen of constituent service (many of us have received e-mails from her, written at midnight to catch us up on goings-on in the Legislature) and her commitment to the concerns of people in her district is unassailable.
Her experience on the transportation committee was invaluable as Vermont faced a crisis with aging bridges. As a member of the appropriations committee, she had a significant role in addressing the state’s $154 million budget shortfall. In addition, Minter is an active member of her community, participating in and organizing all kinds of events.”
Some pics from Vermont’s campaign trail…