According to Jamestown resident Sav Rebecchi, 51% of all Rhode Island’s government officials were elected with just 1 vote in 2016. Meaning that the majority of officeholders ran unimposed in their local or statewide election.

Because of that, and his belief that all candidates must have a challenger for “government to work properly”, Rebechhi has launched

Rebechhi joined Frank Prosnitz and Ryan Belmore on this edition of The Open Forum on AM 1540 WADK Newport to discuss his initiative and why it’s so important.

Ryan Belmore has been the Owner & Publisher of What's Up Newp since 2012. He also currently works for Mountain News, where he serves as Senior Editor - North America for OnTheSnow. He previously worked for the New England Patriots and American Cancer Society. He currently serves as Vice President of Fort Adams Trust and is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers and North American Snowsports Journalists Association (NASJA).