Politics
11:37 am
Tue June 10, 2014

Director Of State Elderly Affairs Division Jumps Into Lieutenant Governor Race

Catherine Taylor, the State’s director of the Division of Elderly Affairs is stepping down from her post to jump into the race for Lieutenant Governor.  This will be the second time Taylor will run against Ralph Mollis.

The first time the two sparred for political office was in 2010, in the race for Secretary of State. Mollis won that contest by a razor thin margin of 1.2 percent beating Taylor by less than four thousand votes; not enough to prompt a recount. Since then Taylor has served director of the Division of Elderly Affairs for Rhode Island.

Mollis, a Democrat, who cannot seek reelection as secretary of state due to term limits, is now seeking to become the state’s next lieutenant governor. He’s part of a Democratic primary that includes Cumberland Mayor Daniel McKee, and State representative Frank Ferri. So far Taylor is running unopposed in the Republican Primary.

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