New GOP chair
Michael Penta (left), a resident of Ward 4, was recently elected chairman of the Warwick Republican City Committee at a meeting at Mayor Scott Avedisian’s campaign headquarters. Penta, who ran a spirited race for the City Council last year, replaces Danny Hall of Ward 5 (at right). Hall, who has been GOP chairman for the last three years, was recently elected vice chairman of the Rhode Island Republican State Central Committee. Also elected last evening was Christine Allen, who was Mayor Avedisian’s campaign manager last year, to Penta’s former position as vice chair. Joe Weaver, a long-time leader of the Ward 8 committee, was elected to Allen’s previous position as treasurer of the city GOP.