Berlin, VT — Jeff Bartley, Executive Director of the Vermont Republican Party issued the following statement:

jane-swift“Former Massachusetts Governor Jane Swift will now be a speaker at the 2016 Fall Harvest Dinner Wednesday night at the Hilton Hotel on Battery Street in Burlington.  As Hurricane Matthew continues to threaten millions up and down the east coast, the Vermont Republican Party understands the need for Governor Haley to be focused on South Carolinians. We appreciate that Governor Haley was willing to come to Vermont to speak at our Fall Harvest Dinner and hope she will visit our state in the near future. South Carolina should be proud to have such a strong leader in Governor Haley.

We send prayers to all those in the path of the storm with hopes that the impact will not be too severe.

Governor Swift has graciously offered to join our dinner festivities. As a successful young Governor now living in Vermont, we look forward to having her with us for the evening.”

A bio to Governor Swift can be found here: