By Dee DeQuattro, WPRO News
Long time Chafee aide Stephen Hourahan will leave the governor’s office and return to Family Service of Rhode Island as Chief Advancement Officer.
Hourahan left Family Service in 2009 to join the Chafee for Governo campaign. In the past he worked as Communication Director for Senator Lincoln Chafee and he worked for the late Senator John Chafee.
“Stephen has been a trusted advisor and friend to the Chafee family for many years,” said Governor Chafee. “He was a valued member of my father’s U.S. Senate and campaign staffs, and for the past 14 years Stephen has played key roles for me during my time as U.S. Senator and Governor, as well as my campaigns for both of those offices. Although he has decided to return to Family Service of Rhode Island, an organization about which he is extremely passionate, Stephen will remain a trusted friend and advisor in an informal capacity. Stephanie joins me in wishing him success and happiness as he enters this new chapter.”
“It has been an honor to work for the Governor and Senator John Chafee over the past three decades,” Hourahan said. “I was proud to assist the Governor’s successful campaign, his transition to office, and his first two years in the State House. This has been a terrific experience and I have learned a great deal and worked with some wonderful people,” said Horahan.
Hourahan was in the public spotlight over the summer when police reports, obtained by WPRO's Matt Allen, revealed that Hourahan was on the property during an underage drinking party hosted by Caleb Chafee at the Governor’s Exeter property. Hourahan told police that he did not observe Caleb and his friends drinking.
Following the incident Hourahan moved off of the property which he rented from the governor.
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