Politics
9:00 am
Thu October 3, 2013

State Dems Set to Select David Caprio as Chairman

Rhode Island Democrats plan to make their selection of a new state chairman official this evening Thursday.  Former state rep David Caprio won the backing for the post last month from House Speaker Gordon Fox.

Speaker of the House, Gordon Fox, has already endorsed David Caprio for chair of the State Democrats.
Credit Kristin Gourlay / RIPR

Democrats will hold a state committee meeting this evening to elect Caprio as their new chairman. No other candidates for the volunteer position are expected.

Caprio is slated to succeed former chairman Edwin Pacheco, who stepped down in April to run next year for secretary of state. Caprio represented Narragansett for about a decade on Smith Hill before losing his state rep seat in 2010.

Caprio’s brother, Frank, is running for his old job as state treasurer, although Frank Caprio hasn’t specified whether he’ll run as a Democrat. As party chairman, David Caprio will serve as a spokesman for Democrats and help to promote candidates.

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