The Donald J. Trump for President campaign has selected Dave Chiokadze from Newport, RI as the State Director for Rhode Island.

The announcement was made this week by Rhode Island for Donald Trump 2016, a “grassroots organization for Rhode Island residents to help elect Donald Trump for President”.

According to the announcement, Chiokadze has worked as a field consultant in multiple winning states including New Hampshire and South Carolina. He is currently working with the campaign in Wisconsin.

Chiokadze will be working together with Honorary Chairman, Rep. Joe Trillo to build a grassroots team that hopes to lead Trump to victory here in Rhode Island.

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