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Xay tabbed as Caprio’s campaign manager

May 26, 2010

Xaykham “Xay” Khamsyvoravong — who was just 22 years old when he ran Frank Caprio’s winning 2006 campaign for treasurer — has signed on to manage Caprio’s Democratic gubernatorial campaign.

Khamsyvoravong has become a familiar sight around the State House and Providence’s political circuit as deputy chief of staff in the treasurer’s office, a post he’s leaving to join the campaign.

Here’s a bit on his background, from when he attracted notice during the 2006 campaign:

A Barrington native, Khamsyvoravong became interested in politics when he was elected to Student Government at Brown, filling out his resume with a summer fellowship at Yale Law School, and internships at Harvard Law School, the RI Attorney’s General’s Office, and the RI Public Defender’s Office. He met Caprio through a fraternity friend and began his involvement in the campaign by “tagging along to events.”

Although small in stature, Khamsyvoravong is clearly motivated. His hectic days include mornings spent in class at Brown, where he is completing a combined bachelor’s-master’s degree at the Taubman Center for Public Affairs, afternoons at Caprio’s campaign headquarters, and often-late evenings attending campaign events around the state.

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