Hallquist resigns from VEC

Christine Hallquist-File photo

JOHNSON, Vt. (WCAX) Christine Hallquist has officially resigned as CEO of the Vermont Electric Co-op. Her resignation takes effect next Friday.

General Counsel Vickie Brown will serve as interim CEO.

Hallquist wants to focus her efforts on her run for governor of Vermont, after serving as CEO of the utility company for the last 12 years.

If Hallquist wins in Vermont, she would become the first transgender governor in the state. The Johnson resident will have competition in the Democratic primary. James Ehlers and Ethan Sonneborn have already announced their candidacy for governor. The winner would take on incumbent Republican Phil Scott.