RICHMOND DEMOCRATIC TOWN COMMITTEE
Richmond, Rhode Island
We strive earnestly to build a local governing body that is responsive to the needs of Richmond residents. We deserve a government of integrity and transparency that works to move the town of Richmond forward in a positive direction. We shall put forth leaders who are trustworthy and believe in cooperation to achieve collective goals of economic growth, support of residents, and respect for natural resources.
Response by the RDTC to the Board of Elections Decision Regarding Larry Valencia
On Oct. 18th a decision was handed down by the RI Board of Elections (BOE) following completion of their audit. Current Richmond Democratic Town Committee (RDTC) Treasurer Joyce Flanagan had alerted the BOE to irregularities discovered when Ms. Flanagan and RDTC Chair Joe Reddish had met with former treasurer Larry Valencia on multiple occasions and had received unsatisfactory answers to their questions. The audit found significant failures in the accuracy of the information that had been reported to the RDTC during Mr. Valencia's tenure. As indicated in the report, former RDTC member and Treasurer Valencia admitted to the findings of the BOE. We appreciate the work of the BOE in performing this audit.
The RDTC is in the final process of amending its by-laws to ensure there are procedures to prevent this type of action from happening in the future and to ensure the accuracy of the reports. Please note Ms. Flanagan has reported all contributions and expenditures on time since her appointment as treasurer based on the information available to her at the time of her appointment.
At an emergency meeting convened on Oct. 19, the RDTC voted unanimously to forfeit to the BOE the contributions made by Mr. Valencia to the RDTC after his term as Treasurer, in the amount of $1000.
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Join us for an evening of writing holiday cards to our senior neighbors in Richmond. We'll provide cards, cookies, and cocoa for a festive gathering. Wednesday December 7, 2022, 6pm at the Richmond Community/Senior Center, 1168 Main St., Second Floor, Wyoming, RI.
Dear friends and supporters - We did it!
To the voters of Hopkinton, Richmond, and Exeter, thank you for your support. I am truly humbled and can’t wait to serve the community I love so much and represent you at the State House.
This campaign was truly people-powered. So many of you contributed to this win by knocking on doors, making calls, donating, writing postcards, putting up a yard sign, and getting out the vote in our District. These results show that every single action and every single vote matters. From the bottom of my heart, thank you.
I will work toward bringing people together so that we can invest in our public schools, protect our environment, and lower costs for working families and seniors. There's much work ahead of us, but anything is possible when our community is united.
Representing the people of District 39 will be my greatest honor.
As a newly elected Richmond Town Councilor, I wanted to thank all who expressed their support for my campaign by voting for me. By way of mountain bike, I have been up and down almost every street in Richmond to introduce myself to as many residents as possible. I value every conversation along the way and appreciate everyone who took the time to speak with me. In case we have not met, please know you can reach out to me any time.