ralph mollis http://ripr.org en Sec. Of State Ralph Mollis Kicks Off Campaign For Lt. Governor http://ripr.org/post/sec-state-ralph-mollis-kicks-campaign-lt-governor <p>Secretary of State Ralph Mollis officially kicked off his campaign Monday for Lt. Governor.&nbsp; One of Mollis’s goals is to put the lieutenant governor and governor on a single ticket.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>And that would require changing the state’s constitution, which means voters would have to decide whether they want their governors and lieutenant governors running on a single ticket. Mollis said linking the two offices would turn a lieutenant governor into a more formal advisor to the governor.</p> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 15:24:22 +0000 Catherine Welch 28271 at http://ripr.org Sec. Of State Ralph Mollis Kicks Off Campaign For Lt. Governor TGIF: 15 Things to Know About Rhode Island Politics & Media http://ripr.org/post/tgif-15-things-know-about-rhode-island-politics-media-2 <p>Thanks for stopping by for my weekly column. Another busy political week looms ahead, so let's get into it. As always, feel free to drop me a line at idonnis (at) ripr (dot) org and to follow me all week long <a href="https://twitter.com/IanDon">on the twitters</a>.</p> Fri, 24 Jan 2014 21:52:50 +0000 Ian Donnis 28107 at http://ripr.org Cumberland Mayor Daniel McKee Launches Run for Lieutenant Governor http://ripr.org/post/cumberland-mayor-daniel-mckee-launches-run-lieutenant-governor <p>Cumberland Mayor Daniel McKee on Wednesday launched his <a href="http://www.mckee4lg.org">Democratic run for lieutenant governor</a>. He's expected to square off during a primary next September with Secretary of State <a href="http://ripr.org/post/mollis-intends-run-lieutenant-governor-2014">Ralph Mollis</a>, who is prevented by term limits from seeking re-election.</p><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/UAQQVBINKCU" width="560"></iframe></p> Wed, 13 Nov 2013 19:33:18 +0000 Ian Donnis 24762 at http://ripr.org Bonus Q+A: Mollis on the Master Lever, His Record as Secretary of State + More http://ripr.org/post/bonus-qa-mollis-master-lever-his-record-secretary-state-more <p>Secretary of State Ralph Mollis joins us on Bonus Q+A to talk about his record after two terms in the job, his qualifications for lieutenant governor and a range of other issues.</p><p></p> Fri, 04 Oct 2013 08:00:00 +0000 Ian Donnis 22659 at http://ripr.org Political Roundtable: Mollis on 2014, Whether RI Needs a LG + the Government Shutdown http://ripr.org/post/political-roundtable-mollis-2014-whether-ri-needs-lg-government-shutdown <p></p><p>Secretary of State Ralph Mollis joins Political Roundtable this week to discuss the partial federal government shutdown; his plans for 2014; whether Rhode Island really needs a lieutenant governor; and the Rolling Stone story on pension cuts.</p><p></p> Fri, 04 Oct 2013 08:00:00 +0000 Ian Donnis 22647 at http://ripr.org Political Roundtable: Mollis on 2014, Whether RI Needs a LG + the Government Shutdown Constitutional Convention May Be On the Horizon In Rhode Island http://ripr.org/post/constitutional-convention-may-be-horizon-rhode-island <p>Rhode Island voters can expect to decide next year whether to organize a constitutional convention.&nbsp; Voters are supposed to be asked that question once every 10 years.</p><p>The question of whether to stage a constitutional convention can be put on the ballot by either the General Assembly or the secretary of state. Secretary of State Ralph Mollis said if the legislature doesn’t pose the question for voters, he’ll put it on the ballot next year.</p> Thu, 08 Aug 2013 13:04:12 +0000 Ian Donnis 19735 at http://ripr.org Secretary of State Mollis Considering a Run For Lt. Gov. http://ripr.org/post/secretary-state-mollis-considering-run-lt-gov <p>Secretary of State Ralph Mollis says he intends to run for lieutenant governor next year and plans to make a formal announcement this fall.</p><p>Rhode Island’s current lieutenant governor, Elizabeth Roberts, can’t seek re-election due to term limits. And Mollis can’t seek re-election as secretary of state for the same reason.</p><p>As lieutenant governor, Roberts has led the state’s push to create a health insurance exchange to comply with Obamacare. Yet some critics question whether the office serves a valuable purpose in Rhode Island. Mollis disagrees.</p> Tue, 30 Jul 2013 12:26:55 +0000 Ian Donnis 19226 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 Key Political Races Already Beginning to Materialize For 2014 http://ripr.org/post/key-political-races-already-beginning-materialize-2014 <p>With more than a year until Rhode Island’s next statewide primary, a growing number of candidates are emerging for some key offices.</p><p></p><p></p><p>Nellie Gorbea is the latest candidate in a three-way Democratic field for secretary of state. She boasts two decades of public and private sector and experience, and was a high-ranking aide when Matt Brown served as secretary of state.</p><p></p><p>Gorbea joins two other Democrats in the race for that seat: Guillaume de Ramel, who ran for secretary of state in 2006, and Edwin Pacheo, a former state Democratic chairman.</p><p></p> Fri, 26 Jul 2013 12:33:24 +0000 Ian Donnis 19051 at http://ripr.org Key Political Races Already Beginning to Materialize For 2014 McKee Organizes in Race for Lieutenant Governor http://ripr.org/post/mckee-organizes-race-lieutenant-governor <p>Cumberland Mayor Daniel McKee, who has made <a href="http://wrnipoliticsblog.wordpress.com/2012/12/27/mckee-says-hes-certainly-interested-in-running-for-lieutenant-governor-in-2014/">little secret</a> of his interest in running next year for lieutenant governor, has filed <a href="https://secure.ricampaignfinance.com/RhodeIslandCF/ReportsScanned/2235-RICF1-130820-ad7e2dda-11e7-490d-ab11-9f283a3c076c.pdf">a notice of organization</a> with the state Board of Elections to pursue that office. Thu, 25 Jul 2013 13:54:38 +0000 Ian Donnis 18993 at http://ripr.org