Alexis Swan, Lynne Woolridge and Jeff Baron are pictured with Premier Cannonier and Governor George Fergusson. *Photo by Mikaeala Pearman
Alexis Swan, Lynne Woolridge and Jeff Baron are pictured with Premier Cannonier and Governor George Fergusson. *Photo by Mikaeala Pearman

FRIDAY, DEC. 28: Three government senators were today sworn in at Government House.

Lynne Woolridge and former OBA candidates Alexis Swan and Jeff Baron make up three of five government senators in the Upper House.

Ms Swan will serve as a senator and junior minister of environment, planning community and cultural development.

Mr Baron will be a senator and junior minister of public safety.

Ms Woolridge will also be a senator and junior minister of health and seniors.

Nalton Brangman and Michael Fahy were sworn in last week.

Speaking after the swearing in, Mr Baron said: “It’s an awesome responsibility. I am excited to work with the Minister of Public Safety.

‘There’s a lot of work to be done for Bermuda and that’s what it’s all about.

“I look forward to working with the opposition senators as well in crafting necessary and appropriate policies for the future of Bermuda.”

Ms Swan said she is happy to continue to serve Bermudians.

“It feels good, it really feels good to continue to serve the country.

“I would definitely say I’m looking forward to the junior minister role because I get to experience the ministry and speak on the issues.

“It will be nice.”

Ms Woolridge said the appointment was “overwhelming”.

“It’s wonderful but overwhelming and certainly not where I thought I would be.”

Ms Woolridge said she will tell her employees at Argus that she is a senator followed my friends “near and far”.

“At some point I will stop and reflect and give thanks for all the blessings.

“I am just honoured that the Premier thought I would be fit to perform the role of senator and junior minister.”