As 2013 winds down, it has been a year of significant progress by two leading reformers in our state. General Treasurer Gina Raimondo has continued to demonstrate tremendous leadership, by moving the state forward towards pension reform. Raimondo has faced a barrage of criticism from special interest groups, but continues to plunge ahead with the citizens behind her.
Education Commissioner Deborah Gist faced vicious attacks and unrelenting obstacles in her quest to raise the standards of education performance in our state, but the positive results speak for themselves. Let's hope in 2014 both of these leaders will gain more support and respect for their tremendous accomplishments. Follow the races of 2014 here on DePetro.com.