RI GOP Elects New Leadership
By a unanimous voice vote, Republicans at their state convention last night elected 36-year-old Barrington lawyer Giovanni Cicione as party chairman, replacing Patricia Morgan.
“I will work to make our party, once again, the party of unity,” Cicione said in a statement handed out to the media….“I urge you to remember our greatest asset is unity, our greatest weakness is internal division,” Cicione stated. “Our party is the party of reform. We were the champions of separation of powers. Pension reform was our idea….We believe government is at its best when it governs least. Local control and open processes work best. Our opponents favor government that intrudes into every aspect of our lives and economy. They impose over-reaching regulations that are then governed by so many layers of bureaucracy, they escape scrutiny and accountability.”
He also pledged to concentrate on recruiting good candidates, especially female candidates. “I will be announcing in the days to come a slate of prominent women in our party who will co-chair this effort that we will call the WE CAN project” — which stands for the Women and Elections Candidate Project.
To any convention attendees: who else was (s)elected to the new RI GOP leadership? Apparently the ProJo didn’t find that newsworthy.