Cicilline staffer Raymonde Charles joining Obama’s campaign in Ohio

Jun 1, 2012

Raymonde Charles, press secretary for Congressman David Cicilline, is leaving that role to become a regional Ohio-based press secretary for President Obama’s re-election campaign, effective June 14.

Cicilline says this in a statement about Charles, a graduate of Rhode Island College:

“Raymonde has been an important member of my communications team for more than a year.  Her cheerful demeanor, knowledge of Rhode Island, and strong relationships with reporters across our state have been invaluable resources to my office.  Although I know she will be difficult to replace, I know that she will be an equally important asset to President Obama’s re-election campaign,” said Cicilline.

The genial Charles, who worked next to Rhode Island Public Radio in her former days as a staffer with RI Kids Count, will be missed by her friends in the local press corps. She says she’s sad to be leaving, but feels well-prepared by her work in Rhode Island and with Cicilline.