McCain General Election Campaign Organization, Rhode Island
updated April 6, 2009

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Regional Headquarters: 250 Commercial St., Suite 3007, Manchester, NH 03101
Regional Campaign Manager, Northeast (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI and VT ) Jim Barnett
State director on McCain's NH primary campaign (succeeded Jim Martin, the McCain's first NH campaign manager, after he was dismissed on May 11, 2007.  Barnett earlier served as the campaign's New England regional director, first reported by The Associated Press on Nov. 16, 2006)  Chairman of the Vermont Republican Party, elected May 2003, served through late Nov. 2006.  Deputy campaign manager on Jim Douglas' successful 2002 campaign for governor of Vermont, then worked on Gov. Douglas' senior staff.  Deputy Associate Director in the Presidential Personnel Office.  Worked at the RNC during the 1998 and 2000 cycles.

Rhode Island Republican Party 
Gio Cicione
(March 2007)  Opened his own law firm in Barrington in 2006; previously was an attorney at the firm Adler, Pollock & Sheehan in Providence.  Has served as Legal Counsel for the RIGOP; led all legal operations during the 2006 elections.  Ran as the endorsed candidate in 1996 against Congressman Patrick Kennedy in the 1st CD.  B.A. from George Mason University, and J.D. from Boston University School of Law.  Lives in Barrington.

Director of Operations
Lammis J. Vargas
(Sept. 2007)  vice-president of the RI Latino Political Action Committee (RILPAC) and of the RI Latino Civic Fund. Past president of the Latin American Student Organization of Rhode Island College. Served as an assistant in the Providence office of then Sen. Lincoln Chafee from 2005-Jan. 2007.  Born in Providence of Colombian descent.

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