Cumberland (Feb. 27, 2014) – Today, Cumberland Mayor and Democratic lieutenant governor candidate Dan McKee announced he has received the endorsement of North Providence Mayor Charles Lombardi.
«Dan McKee will be an outstanding lieutenant governor. As a small business owner, like myself, and community leader for more than 30 years, he has a vision for our state that other elected officials, frankly, just don’t have,» Mayor Lombardi said. «Dan and I both overcame significant financial challenges our communities were facing when we took office. He also has lead the way in bringing together other mayors to advocate for taxpayers at our State House, saving our cities and town millions in healthcare and school funding. I know as lieutenant governor this would just be the beginning.»
«I’m honored to have the support of Mayor Lombardi. Since taking office, he has done great work in improving the lives of those in his community. He has turned around the city’s finances and placed them on strong financial footing,» Mayor McKee said. «Together, we’ve been able to change the way Rhode Islanders get things done, and if elected lieutenant governor, I will bring that same mentality and motivation into the State House.»
About Mayor Dan McKee
Cumberland Mayor Dan McKee grew up in Rhode Island. As a small business owner and community leader for more than 30 years, Dan has spent his adult life fighting for positive change in the Ocean State. Dan is a long-time board member of the Boys and Girls Club of Cumberland-Lincoln, and has coached basketball for boys and girls at all levels.
During his six terms as Cumberland’s Mayor, Dan’s record is one of strong fiscal management, visionary education initiatives, and thoughtful economic development. Educated at Cumberland High School, Assumption College and Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, Dan and his wife, Susan, have two children, Matt and Kara.
To learn more about Dan, visit: —www.mckee4lg.org.