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Campaign Kick-Off event for Michelle McGaw for District 71



[From a press release]

Michelle McGaw, Democratic candidate for State Representative for District 71, will host a campaign kickoff event at Sandywoods Center for the Arts on Thursday, January 16 from 6:30-8:30pm. Attendees will have a chance to meet and speak with Michelle, to hear why she is running for office, and to learn how to support her campaign. 

Michelle McGaw is running for State Representative to bring the voices of district 71 to the State House, which includes Little Compton, Southern Tiverton and Northern Portsmouth. She is a strong advocate for fair inclusive government and working for proactive climate policies. 

Michelle McGaw is a pharmacist from Portsmouth, working to optimize pharmaceutical care for the elderly. She graduated from the University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy where she met her husband Jim. They have made Portsmouth their home since 1991 and raised two grown sons, Jake and Max. She is currently a member of the Portsmouth Democratic Town Committee, the Portsmouth Solid Waste and Recycling Committee, the Portsmouth Charter Review Committee and serves on the board for the Rhode Island Democratic Women’s Caucus. She is a co-founder of the Portsmouth Trash Collaborative and also enjoys spending time promoting positive change for women. In recent years she has been focused on becoming more involved in Rhode Island politics and finding ways to make the Rhode Island of the future a better place for our families to thrive. Prior community involvement included board positions with Portsmouth Little League and Portsmouth Babe Ruth. She has worked with the Portsmouth Little League Challenger Division as the concessions/volunteer coordinator for their annual Challenger League Jamboree since 2007.

The event is free and open to the public, Light refreshments will be served. RSVPs are not required but are appreciated. Please RSVP by emailing, by calling 401-250-3571, or by visiting here.

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