Former Massachusetts Governor Jane Swift joins supporters of McCain

ARLINGTON, VA -- U.S. Senator John McCain’s presidential exploratory committee today announced that former Massachusetts Governor Jane Swift will support the Arizona Senator should he decide to seek the presidency. In addition to supporting Senator McCain, Swift will also advise the exploratory committee on education issues.

Governor Swift served as Massachusetts’ chief executive from 2001 through 2003. Swift was the first woman to serve as Governor of Massachusetts. Prior to serving as governor, Swift served as a state senator and lieutenant governor. Swift is currently the founder of WNP Consulting, which provides advice to early stage education companies.

"Senator John McCain is a principled leader whose unwavering determination to improve the lives of Americans is admirable,” said Governor Swift. “I am confident that Senator McCain will lead this country the same way he has led his life, in a way we can all be proud of."

Senator John McCain stated that he was pleased to have the support of Governor Swift. "Jane’s tireless advocacy on behalf of children and families across Massachusetts serves as a model for all of us," said Senator McCain. "Governor Swift understands the importance of education, and her advice and counsel on this critical issue will be very important to us. I am very proud to have her support."