Campaigning On Main Street Day Before Primary

by | Sep 8, 2014

Main Street got a visit from state general treasurer candidate Seth Magaziner Monday, one day before the primary, talking to everyone from a former teacher disgruntled about illegal immigration to a restaurant owner unhappy over a high water bill – not necessarily things a general treasurer can do anything about.

But the 31-year-old Democrat, who is up against former state treasurer Frank Caprio in the primary, listened, posed for pictures, handed out business cards, and got some of his message out along the way.

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Gen. Treasurer candidate Seth Magaziner talks to customers at Mainstreet Coffee Monday. Credit: EG News

He spoke about his desire to invest a bit more of the state’s $8 billion investment capital in funds based in Rhode Island, noting that most of it is invested in other states and other countries. And he said he would continue efforts already being made by current Gen. Treasurer Gina Raimondo to increase financial literacy education for both school children and adults.

The winner of the Tuesday primary will face former state Auditor General Ernie Almonte, who is running as an independent.

Read about local races and voting information here.

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