If you didn’t see the news in the Projo or at RI Future, Tom Coderre has been appointed chief-of-staff for incoming Senate President Teresa Paiva-Weed. Tom is a fellow board member with me for the Rhode Island Center for Law and Public Policy and a tremendous advocate for recovery and improved mental health services for those struggling with addiction.
I look forward to continuing to work with Tom and wish him Godspeed as he takes the reins in his role as chief-of-staff. We are a state in some serious trouble, but with careful planning and research, and by valuing quality-of-life issues for working families, I believe we can get things headed in the right direction. Tom will be playing a big part in this exciting time of change.