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Governor appoints Susanne Young as Vermont attorney general

Published: Jun. 22, 2022 at 2:03 PM EDT
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MONTPELIER, Vt. (WCAX) - Governor Phil Scott Wednesday appointed Susanne Young to be the state’s attorney general, filling out a six-month term after T.J Donovan resigned from the post.

Young, a former deputy in the AG’s office and a 40-year veteran in state government, most recently served as Scott’s administration secretary, before retiring in the fall. She will be the first woman to serve in that role.

Young says her track record in state government will make for a seamless transition for whoever holds the office after her. “I think it positons me to do this job and do it well and do it when I walk in the door instead of having a learning curve. and hopefully the new attorney general with that transition,” Young said.

She says she will not run in the November election and will not make any endorsements of candidates seeking the job in the primaries.

Donovan stepped down on Monday to take a job in the private sector working for the gaming company Roblox. Deputy Attorney General Josh Diamond was set to fill the role unless the governor appointed someone. In a statement, Diamond congratulated Young and says she has a long history as a capable and dedicated public servant

She starts on the job on July 5.

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