A former gubernatorial aide who also served as a state representative has been elected Vermont Republican Party chairwoman.
Patricia McDonald was chosen Saturday in a unanimous voice vote by the party’s state committee. She replaces Steve Larrabee, who announced last month he was stepping down.
The Burlington Free Press says the 67-year-old Berlin resident pledged to focus on what she called the three "M’s" -management, message and money. She plans to hire an executive director for the party.
McDonald moved to Vermont from New York in 1988. She served in the Snelling, Dean and Douglas administrations in a variety of roles before becoming a state House representative in the latter part of the last decade.