BARRINGTON – The Barrington Democratic Town Committee overwhelmingly endorsed Gina Raimondo for governor last night. After hearing from each of the candidates in the Democratic Primary, the committee voted to endorse Gina because of her proven track record of solving big problems and commitment to fixing our economy. The final vote tally was 16 for Gina, three for Clay Pell and one for Mayor Taveras.
“We are so proud to be endorsing Gina for governor,” said Chairwoman Mary Alyce Gasbarro. “Gina gets results and she has what it takes to tackle the big challenges facing Rhode Island. She is a tough, courageous, problem solver who will act with urgency to get people back to work, rebuild the middle class and grow the economy in a way that leaves no one behind. Gina will make an extraordinary governor.”
“I’m honored to have such strong support from the Barrington Democrats,” said Gina. “Rhode Islanders are struggling right now and I know we can do better. We need a strategy to build on our strengths and get people back to work. Our challenges are too big to continue applying short term fixes and temporary measures. We have to act with urgency and I’m proud to have the Barrington Democrats on my team.”
Gina’s broad list of endorsements continues to grow. She has already been endorsed by: the Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 51, the Ironworkers Local 37, the Bricklayers and Allied Craftsmen Local 3, Plasterers’ and Cement Masons’ Local 40, the Roofers and Waterproofers Local Union No. 33, Local 57 Operating Engineers, the Italian American Democratic Leadership Council, EMILY’s List, the Women’s Campaign Fund, Lt. Gov Elizabeth Roberts, Myrth York, Senator Donna Nesselbush, Representative Grace Diaz, Representative Anastasia Williams, Providence Councilman Luis Aponte, Providence Councilman Davian Sanchez, Providence Councilwoman Sabina Matos, Smithfield Councilwoman Suzy Alba, the Foster Democratic Town Committee and the Scituate Democratic Town Committee and the East Greenwich Democratic Town Committee.