Richard Delfino

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The town of Johnston has been a Democratic stronghold for years, but in 2016 Johnston voters gave Republican Donald Trump a decisive 14 point victory over Democratic rival Hillary Clinton. That was the sharpest swing in partisan support since 2012 for any Rhode Island community.

Associated Press

As part of our One Square Mile: Johnston series, RIPR is hosting a public forum: “When A Blue Town Turns Red: Johnston and The Trump Presidency”

When: February 28, 2017 from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Where: Johnston Municipal Courthouse, 1600 Atwood Ave, Johnston, RI
Details: Free and open to the public

RI Democratic gubernatorial aspirant Clay Pell has picked up the endorsement of the Johnston Democratic Committee, Pell’s campaign announced.

``Clay Pell is the right candidate at the right time to move Rhode Island’s economy forward,’’ said Richard Delfino, the town’s Democratic chairman. ``Members of the committee….were impressed by his experience at the White House and the fresh perspective he can bring to solving our challenges. As governor he will be a honest broker and tireless advocate for the state of Rhode Island.’’