State leaders, candidates turn out for DelFino fundraiser


Gov. Lincoln Chaffee, Secretary of State Ralph Mollis, candidate Guillaume De Ramel and members of Rhode Island’s General Assembly were among those arriving at Luigi’s Restaurant and Gourmet Express at 1357 Hartford Ave. in Johnston last Monday night.

“What’s going on?” a lady who had hoped to take her son to dinner asked several greeters inside Luigi’s.

The response from a well-dressed man was, “It’s a private political fundraiser.”

The event was to raise money for Richard DelFino III’s first campaign. He is seeking the District 1 seat on the Johnston Town Council, which is currently held by Eileen Fuoco.

DelFino, the son of Richard Jr. and Debra DelFino, is a legislative liaison to Chaffee.

He and his wife Arianna spent much of the night greeting upwards of 200 well-wishers.


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