dan mckee http://ripr.org en Rep. Frank Ferri of Warwick mulling Democratic Lt. Gov. run http://ripr.org/post/rep-frank-ferri-warwick-mulling-democratic-lt-gov-run <p>Rep. Frank Ferri, D-Warwick, said today he may become the third candidate to vy for the Democratic nomination for lieutenant governor.</p><p>Ferri represents House District 22. He was first elected in a 2007 special election to fill the seat vacated by former Rep. Peter Ginaitt, who left the House for an executive post at the Lifespan hospital chain.</p> Tue, 06 May 2014 20:37:12 +0000 Scott MacKay 33177 at http://ripr.org Mollis Intends to Run For Lieutenant Governor in 2014 http://ripr.org/post/mollis-intends-run-lieutenant-governor-2014 <p>Secretary of State <a href="http://sos.ri.gov/">Ralph Mollis</a> says he intends to run next year for lieutenant governor and plans to make a formal announcement this fall.</p><p>Lieutenant Governor Elizabeth Roberts has played a significant role in Rhode Island's implementation of the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare. While critics sometimes <a href="http://ripr.org/post/does-ri-need-lieutenant-governor">question the value of an office with few official responsibilities</a>, Mollis sees the LG's post otherwise.</p> Mon, 29 Jul 2013 15:45:42 +0000 Ian Donnis 19175 at http://ripr.org Josh Miller Decides Against 2014 Run for Lieutenant Governor http://ripr.org/post/josh-miller-decides-against-2014-run-lieutenant-governor <p>State Senator<a href="http://www.joshuamiller.org/"> Joshua Miller</a> (D-Cranston) says he won't be a candidate for lieutenant governor next year.</p><p>"After careful consideration, I have decided I will not be a candidate for lieutenant governor in 2014," Miller tells RIPR. "I wanted to make my decision early, allowing individuals who encouraged me to have sufficient time to identify and support other candidates."</p> Mon, 22 Jul 2013 19:48:40 +0000 Ian Donnis 18834 at http://ripr.org RI Mayors Urge Passage of Same-Sex Marriage Bill http://ripr.org/post/ri-mayors-urge-passage-same-sex-marriage-bill <p>A group of mayors from around Rhode Island called Monday for the state Senate to legalize same-sex marriage. It remains unclear when the Senate will take up two competing same-sex marriage bills.</p><p>The advocacy group Rhode Islanders United for Marriage says the mayors of six communities support same-sex marriage: Providence, Warwick, Pawtucket, North Providence, Central Falls and Cumberland. Providence Mayor Angel Taveras calls same-sex marriage a matter of equality and something that will give Rhode Island an economic boost.</p> Mon, 25 Mar 2013 16:47:37 +0000 Ian Donnis 12507 at http://ripr.org RI Mayors Urge Passage of Same-Sex Marriage Bill McKee says he's "certainly interested" in running for LG in 2014 http://ripr.org/post/mckee-says-hes-certainly-interested-running-lg-2014 <p>Cumberland Mayor <a href="http://www.cumberlandri.org/mayor.htm"><u><font color="#810081">Dan McKee </font></u></a>appears headed toward a run for lieutenant governor in 2014.</p> Fri, 28 Dec 2012 20:04:53 +0000 Ian Donnis 4498 at http://ripr.org