R.I. House Dems pave way for Shekarchi to speakership

Updated at 2:13 p.m. on Nov. 6, 2020.

WARWICK – Just a day after House Speaker Nicholas A. Mattiello conceded to Republican challenger Barbara Ann Fenton-Fung in his reelection bid, House Democrats gathered Thursday night at the Crowne Plaza Providence-Warwick to overwhelmingly back Majority Leader Joe Shekarchi to take over as speaker. Mattiello’s former No. 2, whose ideology ranges from progressive values with a pro-business approach, garnered votes from 56…

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