David Testa, 53, of Narragansett Parkway, a Warwick citizen since 1992 and category manager for Gordon Food Service, has kids in Warwick Schools, IEP experience, and 15 years of careful study of the district behind his bid for one of two contested seats on the Warwick School Committee Nov. 8.
Local businessman Michael Underwood has served as a decorated US Coast Guard officer (retired in 2009), then volunteering at Aldrich Jr. High and Make a Wish, and he’s aiming to continue as Warwick’s representative in Dist. 21, pledging independence from SpeakerNicholas Mattiello’s General Assembly leadership.
Rob Cote, a regular critic of Mayor Scott Avedisian’s administration, city finances and the Warwick Fire Department, has alerted Warwick Police to the latest in a series of harassing letters he claims come from a city staffer, a charge the Mayor says he’s made difficult to verify by failing to provide detectives with access to the envelopes.
A meager showing of state primary voters has ousted incumbents Dist. 30 Senator William Walaska and Dist. 21 State Rep. Eileen Naughton, the latter in favor of an ebullient Camille Vella Wilkinson, the current City Councilor for Dist. 3.
How has Warwick’s business climate changed over the past few years? This is a question that Democratic candidate Richard Corrente has answered by claiming that the city has “lost” more than 4,600 businesses in 10 years under Mayor Scott Avedisian.
Incumbent Republican Mayor Scott Avedisian has outraised Democratic challenger Richard Corrente in campaign donations, but Corrente has kept pace by self-funding his run for the top local seat in Warwick, a review of their respective campaign finance reports has found.
WARWICK, R.I. — Richard Corrente, the self-described Democrat running against Mayor Scott Avedisian this year, would have done well to remember the basics of campaigning: Attacks only work as long as they can be proven.
Ward 1 City Councilman Steven A. Colantuono announced on Friday that he won’t run for a ninth term, endorsing Richard H. Cascella, Jr. in his place, with the support of the Ward 1 Republican Committee and Mayor Scott Avedisian.
Assuming all the candidates who made the June 30 declaration deadline collect the signatures needed to be on the ballot for the Sept. 13 primary and Nov. 8 election, there will be 27 contested races this election season, with 15 primary contests.