Incumbents, Newcomers Declare Candidacy for Office

The deadline to file a Declaration of Candidacy was Wednesday afternoon.

Rhode Islanders who are thinking about running for office had until Wednesday afternoon to file a declaration in order to be eligible to appear on this year's ballot.

As of the Wednesday deadline, the following candidates had declared their intentions to run for office. Candidates must now collect the signatures of enough eligible voters to officially put them on the ballot. 

Senate Dist. 11-Bristol and Portsmouth (two-year term)

Christopher Scott Ottiano (Republican, incumbent) 

House Dist. 69-Portsmouth and Bristol (two-year term) 

Raymond Gallison (Democrat, incumbent) 

House Dist. 70-Portsmouth and Tiverton (two-year term)

John G. Edwards (Democrat, incumbent)

House Dist. 72-Portsmouth, Middletown (two-year term)

Dan Reilly (Republican, incumbent)
Linda Dill Finn (Democrat) 

House Dist. 71-Portsmouth, Tiverton and Little Compton (two-year term)

Dan Gordon (Libertarian, incumbent) 
Dennis Canario (Democrat) 

School Committee (four-year term) (three seats available)

Marilyn King (Democrat, incumbent)
Angela Volpicelli (Democrat, incumbent)
Terri-Denise Cortvriend (Democrat)
Emily Copeland (Democrat)
Andrew Kelly (Democrat)
Norbert J. Rattay (Republican)
Aurelio Lucci (Republican) 

School Committee (two-year, unfulfilled term) 

John Wojichowski (Democrat)
Michael J. Daly (Republican)  

Town Council (two-year term) (seven seats available) 

James Seveney (Democrat, incumbent)
Len Katzman (Democrat)
Michael Buddemeyer (Democrat, incumbent)
Robert Church (Democrat)
John Blaess (Democrat)
Frederick Faerber III (Democrat)
Mary Donohue Magee (Democrat)
Judi Staven (Republican, incumbent)
Joseph Robicheau (Republican, incumbent)
David Gleason (Independent)
Allen Shers (Independent)
Liz Pedro (Republican, incumbent) 
Keith Hamilton (Republican, incumbent)
Paul Kesson (Republican, incumbent)

Town Clerk

Kathleen Viera Beaudoin (Republican, incumbent)

Town Sergeant 

Philip Driscoll 


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