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Morrisville Representative Named Vermont Speaker of the House

The best part, he's my Step-son, Shapleigh Smith Jr!

Last week I attended Shap's swearing in at the Vermont State House. I was accompanied by my Husband, Shap Smith Sr, my other Step-son Chapman, along with Shap Jr's wife Melissa and children, Eli and Mia and his half brother Spenser Weppler. Listening on the radio were:  Michel and Stuart Weppler (Shap Jr's Mother and Step-father), his step-siblings McKee and Maggie Macdonald and half-brother Coulter.

Gathering together with the mishmash clan we call family, to mark this momentous event, made me realize just how great an accomplishment it was. We are all so proud of Shap, he's had a goal of being successful in politics since his youth and he's managed to do just that!

Click here to listen to Shap's acceptance speech for Vermont Speaker of the House

Click here for the WCAX's coverage on Shap's nomination as Vermont Speaker of the House

Congrats Shap, we are all so proud of you.

Shap\'s Swearing in Photo taken from Burlington Free Press 1/6

Shap with son Eli, Photo taken from Burlington Free Press article Jan 6 2008

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  1. Scott Bermudes on

    Hi Peggy, I was in Vt last week and during the Gay marraige debate I heard on the radio a referance to Shap Smith and wondered if that might be Shap sr. I hadn't considered Shap Jr., I quess because I only remember him as a small kid. I haven't seen either for 25 years and I'm happy for both of them for such a high acheivement. Please say hello for me and give them both a belated congratulation. Thanks,Scott
    • Peggy on

      Scott I can't believe that I missed this for a year. Shap says hi, he is telling me about all of your adventures in Wolcott and with the lobsters on Martha's Vineyard. Yes, Shap Jr. is Speaker of the House and is very well liked. He is a shining star for sure. Married with two kids, and the same for Chapman. I will give Shap your email. Keep in touch.