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New Speaker in RI House of Representatives

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Dr. Joseph Cammarano, associate professor of Political Science and Chair of the Public and Community Service Department at Providence College.

The Providence Journal
reports Nicholas A. Mattiello, a lawyer, and former House majority leader, has been elected House speaker. Mattiello's election comes just days after a state and federal police raid precipitated the abrupt resignation of his predecessor, Gordon D. Fox.

A state lawmaker since 2007, Democrat Mattiello, will face a myriad of issues, most notably Rhode Island's  unemployment rate, one of the highest in the United States. How will he govern?

Dr. Joseph Cammarano is an associate professor of political science and chair of the public and community service department at Providence College. He is available to provide expert analysis on RI's new House Speaker. 

To speak with him directly, please contact Chrissy Centazzo at (401)-340-5710, or

Meet Our Expert:

Dr. Joseph Cammarano,
associate professor of political science;
Teaching at PC since 1997
  • Presidency
  • Congress, Youth, and Politics
  • Public Management/Administration
  • Campaign and Elections
Selected Courses Taught:
  • American Presidency
  • Intro to Politics
  • Public Administration
  • American Government and Politics
  • Capstone in Public Service
  • Elections
  • Electoral Behavior  
Steve Maurano
Associate Vice President for Public Affairs, Community & Government Relations​
(401) 865-2413​

Chrissy Centazzo
Public Affairs, Community & Government
Re​lations Specialist
(401) 865-2413



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