- Associated Press - Monday, November 23, 2015

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) - A longtime Vermont public official who ran for governor as an independent candidate in 2002 is in declining health and in search of a new kidney.

The Burlington Free Press reports (https://bfpne.ws/1ObObBf ) 74-year-old Con Hogan has spent two years off and on a transplant waiting list and has undergone 10 surgeries to prepare his body for the procedure.

Hogan served as corrections commissioner in the late 1970s before working under former Gov. Howard Dean as secretary of human services for eight years. He currently oversees Vermont’s health care system by serving on the Green Mountain Care Board.

Hogan says he’s experienced severe symptoms from Type 2 diabetes nearly his entire tenure on the board.

With no family donor available, Hogan has actively stepped up his efforts to find a match.

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Information from: The Burlington Free Press, https://www.burlingtonfreepress.com

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