Thursday, April 24, 2014

Charlestown Democratic Town Committee Endorses Clay Pell for Governor

PROVIDENCE, RI – The Charlestown Democratic Town Committee announced its unanimous endorsement of gubernatorial candidate Clay Pell. The committee, chaired by Cathy O’Reilly Collette, voted to support Clay at their monthly meeting at the Charlestown Police Station on April 21. 

“Clay is the right candidate, right now, for Rhode Island. He has leadership experience in the Coast Guard. He brings a fresh, clean perspective to government, as he did for President Obama at the National Security Council and the Department of Education.  We were impressed with both his optimism and his vision of a more prosperous Rhode Island,” said Chair Cathy Collette. 

“He will build on what makes our state unique in order to revitalize our economy, invest in our roads and bridges and other vital infrastructure needs, and see that all of our children have access to a world-class education.”

Charlestown is the second Democratic town committee to endorse Clay, along with Johnston, which announced its endorsement earlier this year.

“I deeply appreciate the support of the Charlestown Democratic Town Committee and Chairwoman Collette,” said Pell. “I look forward to working with them – along with other South County communities and Democrats throughout the state – to build a winning campaign in the months ahead.”