Rick Thornton

Campaign finance violations are soaring. Here’s why that’s not a bad thing.

BY: - August 4, 2023

Think of Richard Thornton like a financial detective. As campaign finance director for the Rhode Island Board of Elections, Thornton devotes his days to combing through stacks of spending and fundraising reports for candidates, political action committees and ballot question advocacy groups, cross-checking those accounts with bank statements for potential errors or red flags.  And […]