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Who Should Replace Gordon Fox?

Lawmakers on Tuesday will chose a replacement for Fox, the House Speaker who resigned after a criminal probe.

State Rep. Michael Marcello, D-Scituate (left) and State Rep. Nicholas Mattiello, D-Cranston. Credit: Rhode Island General Assembly
State Rep. Michael Marcello, D-Scituate (left) and State Rep. Nicholas Mattiello, D-Cranston. Credit: Rhode Island General Assembly
Lawmakers on Tuesday will elect a new leader to replace Gordon Fox, the former House Speaker who resigned over the weekend following a criminal probe.

Two front-runners—State Rep. Nicholas Mattiello, D-Cranston, and State Rep. Michael Marcello, D-Scituate, have both said they have enough votes to be the next speaker.

Mattiello, 50, is currently the House majority leader. Marcello, 45, is chairman of the House Oversight Committee.

Matiello said he would focus on "uniting and unifying the House," while Marcello said he would oversee a "sea change," according to the Associated Press.

Who should be Rhode Island's next House Speaker? Share your opinion in the comments.

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Otto March 25, 2014 at 03:45 PM
I was rooting for Marcello, but Mattiello will to a good job. Hopefully he is progressive enough to get rid of that ridiculous property tax cap so that teachers can get the pay and benefits that they deserve.
Jack Baillargeron March 25, 2014 at 03:51 PM
Yea Otto, just what we need so our teachers can move from the 5th highest paid in the Country to number one with students 39th in education in the country according to the national federation of teachers. We need to scrap the whole system it is broken and it has nothing to do with money. Just saying
Rich Silva March 25, 2014 at 08:10 PM
Jack, you really need to re-read your posts. Your first makes no sense at all and the others are not much better. And it's not auto correct .
Jack Baillargeron March 25, 2014 at 08:23 PM
ahh rich who made you God? lol
Jack Baillargeron March 25, 2014 at 08:25 PM
Ok read them again and no clue what your talking about unless it is the grammar. Which again who made you God and ask me if I care lol

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