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Next year, in the heart of Philadelphia, Democrats from across the nation will gather for the 2016 Democratic National Convention. What happens before that time is as important to the democratic process as the Convention itself, though not as heralded.

Every registered Rhode Island Democratic voter has the chance to lend her/his voice to how the convention proceeds, how candidates are chosen and who ultimately holds the most important seats in our land. The Rhode Delegate Selection Plan for the 2016 Democratic National Convention is the tool for launching that process.

The plan outlines the steps it will take to choose 31 delegates and two alternates to represent Rhode Island, to select our next President and Vice President, at the 2016 Convention. It was posted online March 25, 2015, at, and we are urging you to weigh in. Comments are due on or before April 24, 2015 (send to

Make sure you lend your voice to the d(D)emocratic process.


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Rhode Island Representative District 19

Chairman, Rhode Island Democratic Party



Elected Chairman in October 2014, Joseph McNamara was elected to the Rhode Island House of Representatives in 1994 from District 19 in Warwick. He has served as the chairman of the House Health, Education and Welfare Committee for the past 12 years. 

McNamara holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Boston University and a Master's degree in education from Providence College. He is a retired Pawtucket public school administrator.