12494983_10208260613739712_7113352474417024142_nFor Immediate Release
January 17, 2016


Montpelier, VT – The entire Vermont Republican Party, our past and current office holders, state committee members, staff and Republican National Committee members today mourn the loss of our friend and teammate Marty Searight.

Marty was profoundly dedicated to Vermont and to Vermont Republicans for decades. She was the consummate teammate — always ready to contribute whatever she could to help the cause of Republicans in Vermont. Her dedication to supporting leaders who sought to make our state a more affordable place to live was inspiring to all who knew her.

For those new to politics, she was a wealth of information on Vermont Republican political history. When asked, she was always willing to provide assistance and advice to candidates, office holders and state committee members. There was rarely a question that she couldn’t answer on the spot.

Marty loved attending and organizing Republican Party events around the state. She will long be remembered for organizing the annual legislative “Spoof Awards” as President of the Vermont Federation of Republican Women. She was also a recipient of the Snelling Award, honoring her volunteer service to the party.

She was so happy to win her first battle with cancer in 2002, just in time to go literature dropping for Jim Douglas in his first campaign for Governor. She always looked forward to parade season so she could proudly carry his banner once elected. She was a key member of Governor Douglas’ administrative team from 2003 – 2010.

Following her service with Governor Douglas, she was a full time volunteer for the Vermont GOP and took on many different roles and projects over the years.

Teammates like Marty are rare and she will be deeply missed by those who had the privilege of serving alongside her.

All of us at the Vermont Republican Party send our most sincere sympathies to Marty’s family.