Rep. Giarrusso Unopposed; Gee, Page In Senate Primary

by | Jul 18, 2014

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Signatures have been verified and ballots set in the races for state Senate districts 33 and 35 and House District 30, the three General Assembly seats that represent East Greenwich.

Rep. Anthony Giarrusso has no opponent in his bid for re-election to House Dist. 30. Mark Weiner filed candidacy papers in June, but failed to turn in the requisite 50 signatures needed to earn a place on the ballot. No one else filed to run.

East Greenwich is represented by two state Senate districts – Dist. 35 covers most of the town, with Dist. 33 covering part of the western portion of town. Sen. Dawson Hodgson is giving up the Dist. 35 seat in his run for Attorney General. Two Republicans and one Democrat have earned places on the ballot, which means a GOP primary.

In the primary Sept. 9, Mark Gee, an East Greenwich Town Councilor, will face Kim Page, chairwoman of the North Kingstown School Committee. Senate Dist. 35 is comprised of a large part of East Greenwich, a swath of North Kingstown and small parts of South Kingstown and Narragansett.

Democrat James Callaghan, president of the Narragansett Town Council, will go against the winner of Republican primary.

In the Senate Dist. 33 race, incumbent Lou Raptakis of Coventry has dodged a primary – Frank Hyde, also of Coventry, had filed candidacy papers in June but did not submit the 100 signatures needed to gain a spot on the ballot.

Republican Michael Madonna, of Coventry, is running against Raptakis.

Read about who made the ballot in School Committee and Town Council races here.

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