Lt. Governor Roberts endorses Nellie Gorbea, Democratic candidate for Secretary of State

Lt. Governor Elizabeth Roberts today announced her support for Nellie Gorbea, Democratic candidate for Secretary of State.

“I have always been impressed with Nellie. Her life experience spans the private, non-profit and government sectors, and she has made long lasting, positive improvements in each of these areas. I know that as Secretary of State, she will work diligently to ensure the office best serves Rhode Islanders. I believe we need an experienced leader like Nellie to move our state forward.”

Nellie Gorbea toma la delantera en recaudaciones

La campaña de Nellie Gorbea para Secretaria de Estado anunció sus resultados del último trimestre de recaudación del 2013. En el periodo de septiembre a diciembre del 2013, Gorbea recaudo más de $54,000 para un total en el 2013 de unos $172,000. Esos recaudos son el resultado de donativos de más de 675 contribuyentes a la campaña de la líder Latina comunitaria. El hecho de que las donaciones son en su mayoría dados por residentes de Rhode Island indica un arraigo de la candidatura de Gorbea en la base del estado.

Nellie Gorbea outraises her opponent for a second quarter in a row

The Nellie Gorbea for Secretary of State Campaign announced its results for the last fundraising quarter of 2013. In the September to December 2013 period, Gorbea raised more than $54,000, bringing her total raised in 2013 to $172,000. This success results from contributions by more than 675 individuals to the Latina leader’s campaign. The majority of those contributions are from fellow Rhode Islanders, which shows the real grassroots character of this campaign.

This is the second quarter in a row that Gorbea has outraised her opponent.

Nellie on RI Public Radio

Recently, Nellie went on Rhode Island Public Radio to talk with political reporter Ian Donnis, political commentator Scott McKay and URI Professor Maureen Moakley.  They discussed her views on a number of timely topics including her support for repealing RI's voter ID law and her views on the master lever on the ballot.

Mayor James Diossa endorses Nellie Gorbea

November 25, 2013

CENTRAL FALLS – Mayor James Diossa today announced formal support for Nellie Gorbea, Democratic candidate for Secretary of State.

 “I am confident in Nellie’s approach, experience and vision. We have both dedicated much of our lives to ensuring open, responsive government,” said Mayor Diossa. “As Secretary of State, Nellie will ensure continued progress in this important state office. We share a commitment to public service, we believe we can grow Rhode Island’s economy and I am proud to support her candidacy.”

R.I. elections good, can get better

In less than a year, Rhode Islanders will be able to participate in one of the most remarkable exercises a group of people bound by citizenship and residency can participate in — elections. On Sept. 9, 2014, Rhode Island will hold primary elections. On Nov. 4, 2014, it will hold general statewide elections and almost all municipal elections.

We trust that elections will be fair and held with integrity, but it is key to our democracy that the electoral system works flawlessly as well. When elections are not run smoothly, it can easily result in citizens’ not being able to vote.

About Nellie

Nellie Gorbea has a history of success in working toward solutions to the challenges we face as Rhode Islanders. Throughout her life, Nellie has been driven to ensure equal access and greater opportunity for all. For more than 20 years, she has worked to ensure that voters participate in our democracy, that our economy grows across all incomes, and that Rhode Island is a better place to live and work.