For Immediate Release
November 17, 2015

VTGOP STATEMENT ON SHAP SMITH’S CAMPAIGN SUSPENSION

Montpelier, VT –  Vermont Republican Party Chair David Sunderland released the following statement regarding the news that Rep. Shap Smith is suspending his gubernatorial campaign:

“All Vermont Republicans are saddened to learn of the challenges Speaker Smith and his family are facing.  I served in the Vermont House of Representatives for five years with Speaker Smith and know he is deeply devoted to his family.

“While we disagree on political issues, we admire the love and dedication to family that is the basis for his decision.

“We will keep Speaker Smith, his wife Melissa and their young children in our thoughts and prayers and we wish them a full and speedy recovery.”