FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, May 2, 2016
CONTACT: Ann S. Gooding, Dir. of Communications


15 Delegates Named Proportional to Presidential Vote & following Formal Certification of Election Ballots

WARWICK, R.I. –Chair Joseph M. McNamara, of the Rhode Island Democratic Party, announced Monday evening the 15 names of the winning delegates of the recent Presidential Preference Primary. These names were based upon the Rules of the Democratic National Committee, and adhered to their mathematical model for determining who would be delegates. (That model included Presidential Preference by Congressional District, vote count and gender.)

The April 26 Primary delegate results are as follows:

Senator Sanders

  • Roland C. Gauvin
  • Laura Perez
  • Walter M. Conklin
  • Amanda Montgomery
  • Jeanine Calkin
  • John D. Hamilton
  • Maggie A. Kain
  • Todd W. Ellison

Former Secy. Clinton

  • H. Claiborne Pell
  • Myrth York
  • Joseph R. Paolino, III
  • Deborah L. Ruggiero
  • Eva M. Mancuso
  • Patrick T. Fogarty
  • L. Susan Weiner
On June 12, the R.I. Democratic Party State Committee will hold its quadrennial Convention for the election of the balance of Pledged delegates - 3 PLEO (Party Leaders & Elected Officials) and 6 At-Large delegates. These 9 delegates will be awarded proportionately for Sanders and Clinton based on the election results.

June 12...

Sen. Josh Miller (Sanders)
Sen. James Sheehan (Sanders)
Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea (Clinton) 

Councilman Wilbur Jennings (Sanders)
Lauren Niedel-Gresh (Sanders)
Linda Ujifusa (Sanders)
Sen. President M. Teresa Paiva Weed (Clinton)
Mark Weiner (Clinton)
Councilwoman Sabina Matos (Clinton) 

Capri C. Catanzaro (Sanders)
Mayor James Diossa (Clinton)

Unpledged Elected - 'superdelegates'
 (all Clinton): 
Gov. Gina Raimondo
U.S. Sen. Jack Reed
U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse
U.S. Rep. James Langevin
U.S. Rep. David N. Cicilline
Chair Joseph M. McNamara
Vice Chair Rep. Grace Diaz
National Committeewoman Edna O’Neill Mattson
National Committeeman Frank Montanaro, Sr.