Rhode Island Republican Party

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Rhode Island Republican Party
Chairman Mark Smiley
Founded 1854
Headquarters 1800 Post Rd., Suite 17-I
Warwick, Rhode Island 02886
Ideology Conservatism
Fiscal conservatism
Social conservatism
National affiliation Republican Party
Colors Red (unofficial)
Politics of the United States
Political parties

The Rhode Island Republican Party is the affiliate of the United States Republican Party in Rhode Island. Mark Smiley is the Party Chairman; Matthew Fabisch is the Executive Director.


The Republican Party was formed by former northern anti-slavery Whigs, Democrats, and other northern politicians.[1]

The anti-slavery Republicans absorbed most of the American Party, Whigs, the Know-Nothings and Unionists by 1857.[2]

The Republicans dominated governorship from the 1850s until 1933.[3]

Current officials[edit]

  • The Republican Party of Rhode Island
    • Chairman: Mark Smiley
    • 1st Vice Chair: Giovanni Calise
    • 2nd Vice Chair: Danny Hall
    • Secretary: Sarah De La Cerda
    • Treasurer: Michael Grossi
    • National Committeeman: Steve Frias
    • National Committeewoman: Former Rep. Carol Mumford



  • Cranston
    • Allan Fung, Mayor[6]
  • Warwick
  • Lincoln
    • T. Joseph Almond, Town Administrator

Members of Congress[edit]



The last Republican to represent Rhode Island in congress was Senator Lincoln Chafee, a moderate who was unseated by Democrat Sheldon Whitehouse during the Democratic Wave of 2006. He later left the Republican Party and, as an independent, was elected governor of the state in 2010.

Statewide offices[edit]



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