Governor Supports Recall of Providence Councilman

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo says she will vote to recall a Providence councilman who's facing a May 2, 2017 recall election amid embezzlement charges.

Ms. Raimondo lives in the Providence ward represented by fellow Democrat Kevin Jackson. Ward residents are voting on whether to keep Jackson on the city council.

Jackson was indicted in July on charges he embezzled more than $125,000 from the Providence Cobras youth track and field team. He has denied the charges.

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