Gov. Shumlin appoints former Administration Secretary Kathy Hoyt to House seat
MONTPELIER - Gov. Peter Shumlin announced today that he will appoint Kathy Hoyt of Norwich to the State House seat held by Rep. Margaret Cheney. Hoyt has extensive experience in state government, previously serving as Commissioner of Employment and Training, Planning Director for the Vermont Human Services Agency, and Gov. Madeleine Kunin’s and Gov. Howard Dean’s Chief of Staff and Secretary of the Agency of Administration.
“The Legislature and my Administration have critical issues to start moving on early, including tackling a tight state budget, strengthening economic development, combatting drug addiction and crime, and more. Kathy will hit the ground running,” Gov. Shumlin said. “She will bring a clear understanding of budgeting, taxes, human services needs, employment issues, and education, among other current issues facing Vermont.”