2 Forums In October for State, Local Candidates

by | Aug 31, 2018

Submit your questions for the candidates!

East Greenwich News and the East Greenwich Chamber of Commerce are presenting two candidate forums in October – state Sen. Dist. 35 and House Dist. 30 candidates on Monday, Oct. 1, and Town Council and School Committee candidates on Monday, Oct. 15.

New England Tech is hosting the event at its East Greenwich campus on Division Street. RIPR radio host Chuck Hinman will moderate.

The questions will come from residents. You can submit your questions as a comment on this story, via email at [email protected], on Facebook here, or via Twitter here. Deadline for questions for the Oct. 1 forum is Thursday, Sept. 27. For the Oct. 15 forum, the deadline is Thursday, Oct. 11.

Both forums will begin at 6 p.m. and will be held in New England Tech’s media theater on the first floor of the main building. Doors open at 5:30.

Candidates for House Dist. 30 are Democrat Justine Caldwell and Republican Anthony Giarrusso, the incumbent.

Candidates for Senate Dist. 35 are Republican Dana Gee and the winner of the Sept. 12 Democratic primary (either Greg Acciardo or Bridget Valverde).

Candidates for Town Council are are Charles Callanan (R), Town Council President Sue Cienki (R), Caryn Corenthal (D), Councilman Andy Deutsch (R), Mike Donegan (D), Renu Englehart (D), Bill Higgins (I), Sean O’Leary (I), Councilman Mark Schwager (D), and Mike Zarrella (D). All five seats on the Town Council are up for election; terms are two years. 

Candidates for School Committee are Committeewoman Lori McEwen (D), Anne Musella (D), Alyson Powell (D), Eugene Quinn (D), and Susan Records (I). Four of the seven School Committee seats are up for election; terms are four years.

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Dean Fachon
Dean Fachon
September 21, 2018 9:07 am

Town, State and Federal government have been running with structural deficits for so many years the condition has become endemic. Is this a problem? How much priority do you give it? What should be done to change it?

September 21, 2018 10:47 am

for the senate and rep. candidates:
If elected, how would you vote on the proposed Burriville power plant, and why?

September 21, 2018 11:28 am

For Justine Caldwell:
Throughout your campaign, virtually all you have talked about is reproductive rights and gun control. What are three other major issues East Greenwich voters should care about, and what could you contribute to the debate and discussion?


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