Warwick, RI – The special election in Senate District 11 was a special night for Rhode Island taxpayers. John Pagliarini did not just defeat a well-known Democrat who has served for more than a decade on the town council of a community that constitutes about 66% of the district, he also defeated a candidate personally endorsed by Governor Gina Raimondo.
Chairman Brandon S. Bell declared: «By electing Pagliarini to the Senate, the voters sent a simple message by special delivery via a huge 18 wheeler truck to State House insiders: NO TOLLS!
Bell warned: «The question now is whether House Speaker Mattiello and Senate President Paiva Weed are as arrogant as Governor Raimondo to think they can get away with forcing new tolls onto the taxpayers. If the General Assembly votes for new tolls, Seveney’s defeat will be just the beginning of the toll which Raimondo’s toxic toll plan will take on Democrats.»
Pagliarini gana la eleccion especial del Distrito 11 para senador estatal
El triunfo de Pagliarini fue confirmado el jueves por las autoridades electorales luego del conteo de los votos a través del correo y de emergencia, con un total de 1,327 votos, ganándole al Demócrata James Seveney quien recibió 1,207. El Distrito 11 incluye partes de Bristol, Portsmouth.