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Statement by Secretary Gorbea regarding State Representative District 13 Ballot

John Carnevale to be removed from primary ballot.

"Today the Department of State has learned that state representative candidate for District 13, John Carnevale, pled no contest to a single felony count of perjury and received a sentence of five years suspended.

Given this information, and pursuant to Rhode Island General Law 17-14-1 (10) and Article III, Section 2, of the Rhode Island Constitution, John Carnevale's name will be removed from the September 12 primary ballot."

Nellie M. Gorbea Rhode Island Secretary of State

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  • Release date: 08-08-2018

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