The Cumberland Democratic Town Committee has endorsed Aquidneck Island businessman Guillaume De Ramel in his race to become Rhode Island’s next Secretary of State. Cumberland is the eighth Democratic City and Town Committee to endorse his campaign.
"I’m pleased that Guillaume De Ramel has the support of the Cumberland Democratic Town Committee,” said Chairman Bruce Lemois following the vote. “He is passionate about the functions of the office, will make open and transparent government a priority, and I share the committee’s opinion that Guillaume will do the best job for Rhode Islanders as our next Secretary of State. Cumberland is on Team De Ramel.”
“There is so much potential in our state and I know we can positively impact our economic climate by cutting red-tape, increasing openness and transparency, and creating a new way of doing business here in Rhode Island,” said Guillaume. “Cumberland is an important community in any statewide primary and I am thrilled to have the Town Committee on my team. I look forward to meeting with more Rhode Islanders, discussing the issues and building on this momentum in the weeks and months ahead.”
Guillaume is running an aggressive grassroots campaign for secretary of state and earning support from public officials, community activists, City and Town Committees and labor groups across the state.
The Cumberland Democratic Town Committee joins Johnston Mayor Joe Polisena, North Providence Mayor Charlie Lombardi, the Pawtucket and East Providence Democratic City Committees, the North Smithfield, North Kingstown, Smithfield, Johnston and Charlestown Democratic Town Committees, Rhode Island Democratic Party Vice Chairwoman Rep. Grace Diaz, Providence Democratic City Committee Chairwoman Senator Maryellen Goodwin, Teamsters Local 251, Bridge and Ironworkers Local 37, Rhode Island State Association of Fire Fighters, United Food and Commercial Workers Local 328, Rhode Island Brotherhood of Corrections Officers, former Rhode Island Democratic Party Chairman Ed Pacheco – himself a former candidate for Secretary of State – as well as twelve members of the Providence City Council and seventeen elected officials representing Cranston that have endorsed Guillaume.
Current Secretary of State, A. Ralph Mollis, is term-limited from seeking re-election to the same office in 2014.