Sue Minter

Sue Minter


As of September 2016, Sue Minter is the Democratic Nominee for Governor in Vermont. She has served as Vermont’s Secretary of Transportation, Deputy Secretary of Transportation, Irene Recovery Officer, and as a State Representative.

Sue helped lead Vermont’s recovery in the wake of catastrophic flooding from Tropical Storm Irene in August 2011. At the Agency of Transportation, she helped oversee the rebuilding of over 500 miles of damaged roads and bridges within four months. As Vermont’s Irene Recovery Officer from January 2012 to February 2013, Sue worked with residents, state agencies and local businesses to help get our state back on its feet.

Sue’s leadership and success during Irene led to her being sought out to help Colorado with its own disaster recovery in the wake of extreme flooding in 2013.

In 2014, Sue represented Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin on the White House Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience, where she co-chaired the Subcommittee on Disaster Recovery and Resilience.

Sue was elected four times as a State Representative in the Vermont legislature from 2004–2010. Known as a bi-partisan problem solver, she represented Waterbury, Duxbury, Huntington and Buel’s Gore.

Sue graduated from Harvard University in 1984 with high honors in sociology, and received her master’s degree in city planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1991. She has worked in the public, private and non-profit sectors as a professional planner at the local, state, and international levels.

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Democratic Nominee for Governor
State of Vermont
Environmental Policy & Law
Land, Open Space, Smart Growth
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Running for Vermont Governor in 2016 General Election

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