- Associated Press - Wednesday, February 27, 2019

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A retired state police major and former town manager is closer to being named the next superintendent of Rhode Island State Police.

The state Senate Judiciary unanimously voted to recommend James Manni to the full Senate Tuesday.

The Senate is expected to vote on his confirmation Thursday.

Gov. Gina Raimondo nominated Manni to replace Col. Ann Assumpico, who announced her retirement in December.

Manni served in state police for 25 years before his retirement in 2015. He has served as town manager of Narragansett since August 2016.

The Providence Journal reports Manni said before Tuesday’s vote, “every decision and every assignment I’ve ever held is leading to this day.”

He says he would do a thorough assessment of the Department of Public Safety if confirmed.

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