PROVIDENCE – Today, State Representative (D-11) and Vice-Chair of the RI Democratic Party, Grace Diaz, and Central Falls Mayor James Diossa endorsed Frank Caprio for General Treasurer of Rhode Island.
«I know that Frank will be a strong voice for the issues impacting the community,» said Diaz. «He understands that education and economic development need to be the top priorities for state government right now. I can’t wait to get out in the community and rally support for Frank’s comeback to the Treasury.»
Mayor Diossa said, «Small businesses are the backbone of Rhode Island’s economy. I am impressed by Frank’s plan to reduce fees to Wall Street and, instead, invest in Main Street small businesses through a Small Business Revolving Fund. Frank also understands that the next generation is getting crushed by student loan debt and he will make it a priority to address this growing crisis among Rhode Island’s young people.»
Caprio served as General Treasurer from 2007 until 2010. During his tenure in office, Caprio worked to make the Treasurer’s Office one of the most efficient and transparent departments in state government. He guided the state’s investments and pension fund through some of the most tumultuous days in recent history while, at the same time, paying among the lowest fees in the country.
«I am excited to have the support of Representative Diaz and Mayor DIossa.» said Caprio «They are honest and humble leaders in the community who have fought hard for middle class families struggling to realize the American Dream. From Broad Street to Dexter Street, we need to come together and make a plan to rejuvenate Rhode Island’s small businesses. By working together, we will grow our economy and put Rhode Islanders back to work.»
Caprio continues to pick up momentum in the race for Treasurer. In recent months, Frank Caprio has won the endorsements of North Providence Mayor Charles Lombardi, Johnston Mayor Joseph Polisena, the Johnston Democratic Town Committee and now, Central Falls Mayor James Diossa and State Representative (D-11) and Vice-Chair of the RI Democratic Party, Grace Diaz.