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Morin's Victory in Dist. 49 Primary is Official

Michael Morin is the official winner of the Jan. 21 Democratic Primary for Dist. 49. CREDIT: Rob Borkowski
Michael Morin is the official winner of the Jan. 21 Democratic Primary for Dist. 49. CREDIT: Rob Borkowski
Woonsocket firefighter Michael Morin's Democratic primary victory for former Rep. Lisa Baldelli-Hunt's vacant Dist. 49 post is official. 

Robert Kando, executive director of the RI Board of Elections, reported the absentee ballot count today had not cost Morin the win.

The official count, with the absentee ballots in, Kando said, is:

Michael Morin: 373
Douglas T. Brown: 334
Mark L. Chenot: 9

Morin, reached at 4:20 p.m. after learning the results, expressed relief that the wait to learn the count was over. "It's been an interesting two days," he said.

Morin said on Tuesday he felt a little subdued, since the absentee ballots had not been counted yet. "Now that it's official, I'm excited," he said. 

Morin acknowledged he still has to best any write-in campaign during the Feb. 25 special election, but, after that, "I can't wait to get working," he said. 
Nelson Aldrich January 24, 2014 at 08:05 AM
He'll do zilch for "taxpayers". Another nail in the coffin Woonsocket. Status quo all the way!
Common Sense January 24, 2014 at 11:31 AM
Nelson, Mr. Morin is also a taxpayer...he ran a good campaign and should be given, at the very least, an opportunity to meet your lofty goals.
Nelson Aldrich January 24, 2014 at 12:01 PM
He's also inextricably tied to a pension fund that's only 56 percent funded with borrowed money. You follow the rhetoric, i'll follow the money. Lofty goals indeed!
MassRes22 January 24, 2014 at 02:27 PM
Nelson, check your Facts...he is tied to a pension that is 103% funded.
Common Sense January 24, 2014 at 10:11 PM
As usual Nelson doesn't let facts get in the way of his anti union rhetoric. Police and Fire hired after 1985 are ALL in the State Pension Plan...genius
Nelson Aldrich January 24, 2014 at 10:14 PM
He's tied to the City pension plan. They borrowed 90 mil years ago and lost millions of it gambling on Wall St. when the economy collapsed. There's something like 280 current and former firefighters and police in it. He'll be looking out for them...not taxpayers.
Common Sense January 24, 2014 at 10:17 PM
Nelson is a LIAR or just plain dumb. Morin was probably in high school in 1985....
Nelson Aldrich January 24, 2014 at 10:24 PM
As a former union president who do you think he's going to protect Bozo?
Common Sense January 24, 2014 at 10:26 PM
From the 2011 report, Pension and OPEB Plans Administered by  Rhode Island Municipalities:  "The City of Woonsocket issued a $90 million pension obligation bond in fiscal 2003 to fund the actuarially determined pension obligation for the Police (pre 7/1/80) and Fire (pre  7/1/85) pension fund.
Common Sense January 24, 2014 at 10:27 PM
Ohhh those dirty facts...
Nelson Aldrich January 24, 2014 at 10:29 PM
I ask again...as a former union president, who will he protect, taxpayers or pensioners?
Common Sense January 24, 2014 at 10:33 PM
Mr. Morin will look out for each and every one of his constituents or he will never be re - elected... That sir is how the voting process works in this Country.
Nelson Aldrich January 24, 2014 at 10:40 PM
Well sir...keep believing in fairy tales. I sure won't.
Ron January 25, 2014 at 12:22 AM
Nelson, sad to say you are correct again.
Nelson Aldrich January 25, 2014 at 09:33 AM
Thanks Ron. Hell, i didn't even get a chance to mention Raimondo's hedge...er, pension fund and how he has a problem with that upcoming train wreck. Fodder for later discussions.
Common Sense January 25, 2014 at 12:02 PM
That's about all we will agree on. She (he) is a dirty thief of the highest caliber

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