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Democratic Gubernatorial Candidates meet in Hartland for free public forum

Courtesy of Windsor County Democratic Committee


Monday, March 28 at 7 p.m. — HARTLAND — The Democratic candidates for Vermont Governor will meet in a forum on Monday, March 28 at 7 p.m. at Damon Hall in Hartland. The forum is free and open to the public.

The Forum will be moderated by Bob Hager, a Woodstock native and former correspondent for NBC News for over 35 years.

There will be a “Get to Know the Candidates Reception” at 6 p.m.; refreshments will be served. The theme of the reception is “Maple Madness.” A variety of maple flavored treats await attendees where they will be able to personally meet the candidates. A $10 donation is requested for this pre-event.

Sue Minter, former Vermont Secretary of Transportation and Matt Dunne, former Windsor County State Senator and former Google executive, will give those in attendance a chance to learn more about the candidates and their fitness for the office of Vermont Governor. Those attending will be able to learn where they stand on the issues and to ask the candidates questions.

Sue Minter has served as Vermont’s Secretary of Transportation, Deputy Secretary of  Transportation, Irene Recovery Officer, and as a four-term State Representative. She helped lead Vermont’s recovery 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, Minter’s work helped get Vermont back on its feet. She also represented Vermont on the White House Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience, where she co-chaired the Subcommittee on Disaster Recovery and Resilience.

Matt Dunne served in the Clinton Administration as the Director of AmeriCorps*VISTA, overseeing 6,000 employees working to empower people out of poverty. In 2002 Dunne was elected to the first of two terms in the Vermont Senate, where he focused on economic development strategies. Most recently he has headed up Community Affairs for Google, based in White River Junction. In that capacity he has helped bring gigabite speed Internet and high-speed wireless to communities across the country.

The Forum is sponsored by the Windsor County Democratic Committee.

Damon Hall is located at the Town Office at One Quechee Road, Hartland.

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