According to a new report from The Washington Post, a key advisor to President Joe Biden resigned from his position last week in order to begin preparations for a bid for a congressional seat that is now open in Rhode Island.
Gabe Amo, who was serving as a special assistant to President Biden and as the deputy director of the White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs, resigned from his position in order to enter the race for a seat in the House of Representatives following the retirement of Democratic Representative David Cicilline of Rhode Island.
Amo has been working with the administration of President Joe Biden, with the primary focus being on engaging with local leaders on legislative efforts and dealing with domestic concerns like as mass murders.
Amo will participate in the primary election for the Democratic nomination for the special election to fill the seat vacated by David Cicilline in Rhode Island’s First Congressional District.
This district is located in eastern Rhode Island.
It is anticipated that a number of state politicians, including the Lieutenant Governor Sabina Matos, Providence City Councilman John Goncalves, and former State Representative Aaron Regunberg, would compete for the position.
Cicilline tendered his retirement from his position as head of the Rhode Island Foundation in February, and he will be leaving his current position in May.