STATE HOUSE – Rep. Karen Alzate (D-Dist. 60, Pawtucket) is urging Lt. Governor Daniel McKee to appoint former Central Falls Mayor James Diossa as the state’s new lieutenant governor once McKee assumes the governorship after Governor Gina Raimondo leaves Rhode Island to serve as Commerce Secretary in the Biden administration.
“Once Lt. Governor McKee assumes the role of governor, he has an important decision to make about who will replace him as the state’s new lieutenant governor and I firmly believe the best choice for our state is former Central Falls Mayor James Diossa,” said Representative Alzate.
“I have known James for decades and since becoming a state representative, I have worked closely with him and his administration for the betterment of the Pawtucket and Central Falls region of our state. Whether it’s leadership in bringing Central Falls back from bankruptcy to the collaboration he formed with many diverse interests he brought together to revitalize Central Falls, James Diossa possesses the knowledge, leadership, and dedication to serve the people of Rhode Island as their new lieutenant governor. I hope that our new governor recognizes the qualifications and attributes that James Diossa will bring to the lieutenant governor’s office if he is named to this crucial role in state government and I respectfully urge him to appoint James Diossa,” concluded Representative Alzate.