Windsor County state’s attorney vacancy filled

January 30, 2020 GMT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Gov. Phil Scott has appointed a new Windsor County state’s attorney.

Ward Goodenough of Woodstock will fill the vacancy, following David Cahill’s resignation this month, Scott said Wednesday. Since Cahill had been elected as a Democrat in 2018 the governor received nominations from the Windsor County Democratic Committee to fill the vacancy, Scott, a Republican, said.

Goodenough has been a deputy state’s attorney in both Rutland and Windsor counties since 2015, the governor’s office said.

“Vermont’s state’s attorneys play a critical role in our justice system, and Vermonters look to them to ensure our communities are kept safe and people are prosecuted fairly,” Scott said. “Ward made clear he would hold criminals fully accountable. His experience as a deputy state’s attorney, perspective as a volunteer fire fighter and relationships with local law enforcement will also serve him well.”