As No Labels state co-chair for Rhode Island, Gary Sasse has drawn from his experience working at the most senior levels of both the public and private sectors.
With a bachelor’s degree in political science from Florida State University and a master’s in public administration from the University of Missouri, he has held senior positions as a member of the governor’s staff for the state of Tennessee.
From 1977 until 2007, Gary served as executive director for the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council. In 2008, he was appointed by former Republican Gov. Donald Carcieri to serve as director of the Department of Administration and Department of Revenue.
More recently, the father of four and longtime Republican worked as Rhode Island’s state chairman for Sen. Marco Rubio’s presidential campaign from 2015 through 2016. He then became policy advisor for campaigns in New England and Rhode Island and co-chair for the Kasich for America 2016 campaign.
Gary says he’s most concerned about the issues related to the nation’s economy, immigration policies and national security, and he was drawn to No Labels for its pragmatic and stalwart efforts to bringing people together to address the nation’s current challenges.
He commends No Labels’ bipartisan viewpoint and work bringing people together to find commonsense and common ground solutions.
“Either you join hands, or you point fingers. No Labels was an antidote to the partisan finger-pointing when people call each other names,” he says.
Gary continues to lead the effort in Rhode Island to spread the message about No Labels and circulate petitions to get ballot access in the state.