In the course of researching state government stuff, I noticed that Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea apparently thinks Rhode Islanders visit the Web site of her office in order to find out about her:
Contrast that with the governor and lieutenant governor:
The attorney general sort of splits the difference:
Granted, Gorbea doesn’t add a picture, but that’s arguably more of a personal touch than self-promotion. The point is that Web sites for state offices aren’t the personal sites of the politicians who happen to hold those positions at any given time. They’re our sites, dedicated to fulfilling the offices role in conducting our business.