Now that Robert Healey has bowed out of the Lt. Governor's race, a well known local man with ties to East Greenwich, Coventry and North Kingstown, Tony Jones, is thinking of taking the torch and giving it a run himself.
"If elected, I would “serve” alone, hire no staff, take no budget, and refuse to accept a salary," he said.
Like Healy's prior promise, Jones said if elected, he'd spend his time advocating for the elimination of the office of Lt. Governor, which costs taxpayers roughly $1 million per year. The Lt. Governor does not have much power to wield in state government and many argue the position has long since lived out its usefulness.