Malcolm Farmer http://ripr.org en Mighty Muffy: RIP Susan Farmer http://ripr.org/post/mighty-muffy-rip-susan-farmer <p>Susan Farmer, who in 1982 became the first women elected to statewide office in Rhode Island when as a Republican she ousted a longtime Democratic incumbent to become secretary of state, has died after a protracted battle with cancer. She was 71.</p><p></p> Mon, 16 Sep 2013 21:10:36 +0000 Scott MacKay 21764 at http://ripr.org Mighty Muffy: RIP Susan Farmer Malcolm `Mac' Farmer helping Taveras raise campaign cash http://ripr.org/post/malcolm-mac-farmer-helping-taveras-raise-campaign-cash <p>Malcolm `Mac” Farmer III was once one of Providence’s best known Republicans, a city council member with a sharp eye for&nbsp; financial and legal issues. A prominent lawyer, Farmer was a staunch moderate and supporter of civil rights who was a well-regarded voice of reason on a council riven by ethnic and partisan grandstanding . He is the husband of Susan Farmer, a Republican who in 1982 became the first women elected to statewide office in Rhode Island when she won as secretary of state.</p> Mon, 01 Jul 2013 19:22:40 +0000 Scott MacKay 17729 at http://ripr.org