Giovanni Feroce taps Robert Paquin, Former RI-GOP Executive Director, as Campaign Manager

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Republican Gubernatorial candidate Giovanni Feroce has selected Robert Paquin III as his campaign manager. 

“I have the pleasure of naming Rob Paquin as my Campaign Manager (Primary) to execute our winning strategy for September.   Not only does he bring a massive amount of Rhode Island specific campaign experience, he is also best positioned to coalesce all factions within the state GOP to support our campaign for governor and vote for me in September.”

Robert Paquin

He has been involved in Rhode Island politics for nearly two decades and presently runs Paquin Consulting Services specializing in all aspects of the political process.  He has worked with candidates on the local, state and federal level as well as PAC and advocacy groups.

As the former Executive Director of the Rhode Island Republican Party, his administrative duties were to run and manage the main office as well as satellite and field offices during campaign cycles. He recruited and managed the entire staff – both paid and interns/volunteers. Additionally he was responsible for social media accounts, television, radio, and print media appearances as well as writing official party platforms, editorials, and other publications.

“Giovanni Feroce stands the best chance of turning around a state sorely lacking proper leadership. Success breeds success” said Paquin, “RI needs leadership and Mr. Feroce single-handedly has the skill set to do just that.”

Paquin served as GOP Executive Director in Rhode Island back in 2014. Prior to that, he managed Bill Clegg’s longshot Congressional bid in Rhode Island’s Second District. He was bested in the Primary in that year to Mark Zaccaria. 

After Paquin left his post as RI-GOP Executive Director, he became an outspoken critic of Republican Cranston Mayor Allan Fung–who along with Republican Minority Leader Patricia Morgan, is Feroce’s opponent.