SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The Special Olympics Vermont President and CEO has stepped down after a year.

The Times Argus reports VTSO board chairman James Godfrey confirmed Friday Sue Minter had resigned. Minter will remain in her role through the end of the year to help with the transition.

Minter says she's proud of what the program has accomplished under her tenure. She says the organization has raised its profile and made advancements in providing health care for participants.

Minter ran as a Democrat in the 2016 Vermont race for governor and lost to Republican Gov. Phil Scott. She served as Vermont Transportation Secretary and as a member of the state House as well.

Minter says she's excited to get back to working in public policy.

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Information from: The Times Argus, http://www.timesargus.com/