RI secretary of state office 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 Chris Barnett leaves Mollis for RI Foundation http://ripr.org/post/chris-barnett-leaves-mollis-ri-foundation <p>In a wise move by the Rhode Island Foundation, the foundation has hired Chris Barnett, press spokesman for Rhode Island Secretary of State Ralph Mollis, to become senior public affairs officer.</p><p>Barnett has long been one of the state’s most reporter-friendly and helpful p.r. folks in a number of positions, including Rhode Island Housing. His knowledge of state election and public records and e-commerce laws was top notch and his awareness and concern for media deadlines won him respect over the years from journalists.</p> Tue, 02 Jul 2013 18:09:29 +0000 Scott MacKay 17790 at http://ripr.org