PROVIDENCE – Seventeen elected officials representing Cranston today endorsed Aquidneck Island businessman Guillaume De Ramel in his race to become Rhode Island’s next Secretary of State. Senator Hanna Gallo, Senator Frank Lombardi, Rep. Robert Jacquard, Rep. Charlene Lima, Rep. Michael Marcello, Rep. Peter Palumbo, Council President John Lanni, Council Vice President Michael Farina, Councilman Mario Aceto, Councilman Paul Archetto, Councilman Richard Santamaria, Councilwoman Sarah Kales Lee, School Committee Chairwoman Andrea Iannazzi, School Committee members Stephanie Culhane, Jeff Gale, Paula McFarland, and Janice Ruggieri are all supporting Guillaume’s candidacy.
“Cranston is one of the most important communities in our state, and I am so humbled to have such strong support among the leaders the voters in Cranston have chosen to represent them,” said Guillaume. “There is so much potential in our state and I know we can positively impact the business climate by cutting red-tape, increasing openness and transparency and doing so will make Cranston and all of Rhode Island stronger. I look forward to meeting with more Rhode Islanders, discussing the issues and building on this momentum in the weeks and months ahead.”
Guillaume’s significant support in Cranston follows endorsements from North Providence Mayor Charlie Lombardi, the Johnston and Charlestown Democratic Town Committees, United Food and Commercial Workers Local 328, Rhode Island Brotherhood of Corrections Officers, former Rhode Island Democratic Party Chairman Ed Pacheco, as well as eleven members of the Providence City Council.
Guillaume will address the Cranston Democratic City Committee, chaired by Michael Sepe, on Monday, March 10.