Here's a little thank you from Jim Douglas to Tayt Brooks, who ran the drive for Republican legislators in the election as executive director of the state party.
Even though Republican ranks slipped by one in the House, Douglas appears grateful that they didn't lose more. He appointed Brooks to be the new deputy commissioner of Housing and Community Affairs.
Before going to the Republican Party this year, Brooks was a lobbyist for the Home Builders & Remodelers Association of Northern Vermont. His new boss will be Agency of Commerce Secretary Kevin Dorn, who used to head the home builders group.
- Terri Hallenbeck