YR’s looks forward to the 2018 Election Cycle


March 6th, 2018 – The Rhode Island Young Republicans just held their election for the 2018 executive officers. We are very excited about the organization’s new leadership and direction. We are having a March Membership Drive as our first order of business on Friday, March 23rd at Patrick’s Pub in Providence, RI. 

As we start to look forward to the 2018 election cycle we would like to take a minute to thank the previous board members that dedicated many hours to building the RI Young Republican’s and putting us in a position to have a direct effect on the upcoming campaigns. We would also like to wish them all the best in their future endeavors and hope that they will be available for advice and guidance as we move forward.

A large portion of the board has remained intact including Membership Liaison Lacey Sheldon, National Committeeman Robert Ensign, Providence County Chairman Aaron Wilcox, Washington County Chairman Ed Tarnowski, Washington County Vice Chair Mariah McDonald, Newport/Bristol County Chairman Will Grapentine, and Communications Cory Pacheco.

Newly elected officers include Chairman Jonathan Keith, Vice Chairman Luis Vargas, Treasurer Stefan Cox, Secretary Annie-Lorie Hogan, National Committeewoman Kalasia Richer, and Communications James Piccolino.

Starting this week, our board will be contacting our membership to prepare for the next steps in making Rhode Island a state focused on limited government, fiscal responsibility, and personal freedom. We are positioning ourselves in stark contrast to the Progressive Democratic agenda. We believe that the majority of Rhode Island does not want to live in a socialistic environment. 

We will be setting up meetings with many political candidates, local business, as well as other community organization to discuss their needs and how we can help bring them to fruition. 

The Rhode Island Young Republicans understand the importance of this election and believe that it is a once in a lifetime opportunity to correct a lot of the things we, as an organization, see as failures within our state.


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