Quick Takes on RI’s Reps: People of Johnston, Are You Aware of How Your Reps are Voting?
And speaking of Johnston, the contrast in the Anchor Rising legislative rankings between Johnston and its legislative neighbors is striking. Stephen Ucci and Deborah Fellela both received scores of -1, as did John Carnevale who’s district includes both Providence and Johnson. The highest-rated legislator from Johnston was Peter Petrarca (who also represents Smithfield and Lincoln) who received a whopping score of 2 out of 10.
Travelling clockwise around Rhode Island’s urban ring from Johnston brings you to North the Providence districts represented by Reps. Gregory Schadone (6) and Peter Wasylyk (2, but who by-the-way lost his primary). Travelling the other direction around the urban ring brings you to Cranston, where districts adjacent to Johnston are represented by Reps. Charlene Lima (5) and Michael Marcello (5, though his district also includes Scituate), and Nicholas Mattiello (3, the rating in a Cranston district bordering Johnston who is nearest the Johnston average, but still better than Petrarca’s 2).
Are Johnstoners really that different from other Rhode Islanders? Or are they not aware of how the Democrats they are sending to the legislature are voting?