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Mayor James Diossa Endorses Dan McKee for Lieutenant Governor

Today, Cumberland Mayor and lieutenant governor candidate Dan McKee announced he has received the endorsement of Central Falls Mayor James Diossa.

“Dan McKee has the new style of leadership Rhode Islanders are clamoring for. Having worked with him to help improve education and the economy in both our communities, Dan’s ability to bring people together to get things done is unmatched,” Mayor Diossa said. “As lieutenant governor, I know his vision and drive would help improve the lives of every Rhode Islander. That’s why he has my support, and that’s why we should vote for him in the coming elections.”

“I am grateful to have the endorsement of Mayor Diossa. As one of our state’s rising stars, it has been an honor working with him to advocate for our cities and towns at the State House. Together, we’ve been able to work with mayors across Rhode Island to save our communities millions of dollars in healthcare costs and school funding,” McKee said. “I’m running for lieutenant governor because I believe it’s time for a change. It’s time for a new style of leadership that can bring fresh ideas to solve our state’s toughest issues. If elected, I promise to fight each and every day to ensure that every Rhode Islander has access to better schools, safer streets and more opportunities than they are getting now.”

About Mayor Dan McKee
Cumberland Mayor Dan McKee grew up in Rhode Island. As a small business owner  and community leader for more than 30 years, Dan has spent his adult life  fighting for positive change in the Ocean State. Dan is a long-time board member of the Boys and Girls Club of Cumberland-Lincoln, and has coached basketball for boys and girls at all levels. 

During his six terms as Cumberland’s Mayor, Dan’s record is one of strong fiscal management, visionary education initiatives, and thoughtful economic development. Educated at Cumberland High School, Assumption College and Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, Dan and his wife, Susan, have two children, Matt and Kara. 

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