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   Jane Swift

CANDIDATE INFORMATION

Party

Republican

 

Home

, , North Adams, MA USA

Website

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Born

2/24/1965

Died

Alive

Database Record

Entered on 8/5/2005, Updated 8/3/2013

Biography

JANE SWIFT was born in North Adams, Massachusetts. She received a bachelor's degree in American Studies from Trinity College in 1987. Swift's career as an elected official began in 1991 at age 25 when she was the youngest woman ever elected to the Massachusetts State Senate. She quickly became the youngest woman in senate history to hold a leadership position, rising to assistant minority leader. Governor Cellucci appointed her as director of the Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation in 1997. She became governor on April 10, 2001, when Governor Cellucci resigned to become the U.S. Ambassador to Canada. Elected lieutenant governor in 1998, she worked as "co-governor" with Cellucci to stimulate economic growth, impose fiscal discipline, improve public education, and enhance the quality of life for working families. She led the Cellucci-Swift administration's effort to improve the state's public education system through strong accountability and high standards for schools, teachers, and students. As lieutenant governor, she instituted meaningful remediation programs for struggling students and helped parents access more information regarding their children's schools. She has worked hard to provide tax relief to Massachusetts families, reducing the state income tax through a ballot initiative overwhelmingly approved by voters. In one of her first official acts as governor, she signed the "No-New-Taxes Pledge" and filed legislation to expand the state's earned income tax credit to help low-income families keep more of their hard-earned paychecks. She has championed solutions that provide a guaranteed college education for foster children and enable state employees to better balance the demands of work and family. Governor Swift is a member of the Massachusetts Girl Scout Council Board of Directors. NGA News Releases July 02, 2002 Annual Meeting Homeland Security Issues Focus of Governors At Annual Meeting July 01, 2002 Annual Meeting Newt Gingrich, Al From Headline Closing Plenary Session of NGA Meeting July 01, 2002 Annual Meeting Nation's Governors Honor Eight for Distinguished Service to States

Sources


NEWS

Date

Category

Headline

3/21/2002

Commentary

Jane Swift Takes One For the Team

2/24/2004

News

Former Governor Jane Swift could face lawsuits


ELECTIONS

4/10/2001

MA Governor - Succession

R

Won 100.00%

11/3/1998

MA Lieutenant Governor

R

Won 50.87%

9/15/1998

MA Lt. Governor - R Primary

R

Won 54.37%

11/5/1996

MA District 1

R

Lost 47.24%

11/8/1994

MA State Senate - Berkshire, Franklin, Hampden & Hampshire

R

Won 100.00%

11/3/1992

MA State Senate - Berkshire, Franklin, Hampden & Hampshire

R

Won 60.95%

11/6/1990

MA State Senate - Berkshire, Franklin, Hampden & Hampshire

R

Won 52.18%


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