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Kathy Hoyt

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Kathy Hoyt
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Vermont House of Representatives, Windsor-Orange-2
Former member
In office
October 1, 2013 - 2015
Elections and appointments
AppointedSeptember 18, 2013
Appointed byGov. Peter Shumlin (D)
Term limitsN/A
Place of birthNorth Carolina
Kathleen "Kathy" Clark Hoyt is a former Democratic member of the Vermont House of Representatives, representing Windsor-Orange-2 from her appointment on September 18, 2013, to 2015. She was appointed to the chamber to fill the vacancy left by Margaret Cheney (D), who was appointed to serve on the Vermont Public Service Board.[1][2][3] Hoyt did not opt to run for a full term in 2014.


Hoyt worked as the Commissioner of Employment and Training, the Planning Director for the Vermont Human Services Agency, and Vermont Governor Madeleine Kunin's and Governor Howard Dean's Chief of Staff, and Secretary of the Agency of Administration. She also sat on a Blue Ribbon Tax Structure Commission created by the Vermont State Legislature in 2009.[1]


Outside advocacy for Hoyt

Soon after Hoyt's appointment to the legislature in 2013, the Campaign for Vermont released a statement urging State Speaker of the House Shap Smith (D) to appoint Hoyt to the Ways and Means Committee. Citing her experience and past work with tax reform, the Campaign for Vermont argued that Hoyt would be particularly beneficial on this committee.[4][5]


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In 2013, the Vermont General Assembly was in session from January 9 to May 14. In 2014, the Vermont General Assembly was in session from January 7 to May 10.

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Hoyt had a husband, former state representative and public administrator Norris "Norrie" Hoyt, who died on August 4, 2013. Hoyt has two sons, Mike and Chris.[6][7]

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