Lombardi backs De Ramel for secretary of state seat

Lombardi backs De Ramel for secretary of state seat

NORTH PROVIDENCE - Mayor Charles Lombardi announced on Monday that he will endorse Aquidneck Island businessman Guillaume De Ramel in his race for the secretary of state's seat.

The announcement came at Tina's Italian Kitchen in North Providence.

"As a mayor and small business owner, I know that Guillaume De Ramel, a business owner himself, is the only candidate for secretary of state that will make it easier to do business in North Providence and all of Rhode Island," said Lombardi in a statement. "Guillaume is a well-intentioned, honest guy and is running for the office for the right reasons."

De Ramel said that Lombardi "says what he believes" and he "could not be happier" with the endorsement.

"He knows how to make tough choices and has always been a tireless advoce for his community," he said.