Fung calls on Gov. Chafee to bring diversity to RI Supreme Court

Jan 22, 2013

(PROVIDENCE, RI) Cranston Mayor Allan Fung called on the governor to appoint a person of color to the Rhode Island Supreme Court.  Fung made the call at the annual Martin Luther King Jr Day breakfast during remarks that also gave credit to voters for electing Latino mayors in Providence and in Central Falls.

Gov. Lincoln Chafee was at the breakfast, he says he heard Fung’s call.

“In fact in the State of the State address Wednesday I talked about wanting to do more in that area,” says Chafee. “So Mayor Fung is absolutely right we always are working to improve diversity in state government in all departments.”

Chafee points to his appointment last year of Luis Matos to Superior Court. He says he’s keeping diversity in mind as he looks to fill openings in both Superior Court and Family Court.

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