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Councilman Dan Gendron is Appreciative of Support

Gendron thanks voters for primary turn-out, vows to continue working for citizens.

Woonsocket City Councilman Dan Gendron issued a press release this week expressing his appreciation to the voters who participated in the primary saying he was “especially appreciative of those individuals that supported me with their vote on primary day.” 

Gendron, who captured 1,041 votes in the primary, just 33 votes short of John Ward who received the most votes, said “I believe my strong showing in the primary is a clear indication that the electorate is paying attention to my record and they, thus far, overwhelmingly approve of it.” 

Gendron said he will “continue to work diligently on behalf of the taxpayers and citizens of the city and hopes that they will continue to show strong support for him on Election Day, November 8th.”

Uncle Ben October 25, 2011 at 04:13 PM
what happened to out with the " Old " and in with the " New " ? lol voting is fixxed
Haavey October 25, 2011 at 05:05 PM
Nunya, please don't stereotype all Woonsocket residents.
nunya October 25, 2011 at 06:04 PM
It was sarcasm indicating that he is NOT a fine example of a Woonsocket resident.
English first October 26, 2011 at 01:06 AM
Nunya, The correct term is "more stupid". Not that I agree with anything Dude ever says..... Dude, is fixxed spelled correctly? Mr Gendron, I wish you good luck.
nunya October 26, 2011 at 01:55 AM
Ugh English First you are so annoying. You admit you agree with my comment so please stop nit picking. I guess I don't need to use the term "more stupid" often in life but it is always useful here on The Patch.
Norman R Pelland October 26, 2011 at 11:28 AM
Mr. Gendron has an outstanding and impressive track record serving on the council. We need more public servants like him. Congratulations on such a fine showing Mr. Gendron. Best of luck in the November general election. Hopefully, someday you will consider running for Mayor of our beloved city!
Maxin October 26, 2011 at 01:23 PM
He is a puppet of the mayor just like all incumbents, vote him out, try someone new and you will find a different path. Now get rid of the city council completely and allow the Woonsocket Property owners that live here to vote on legislation in the city. This could be done online and cheaper, without paying all these pensions that are killing this town. We need to cut the money we are wasting on these folks or at least no more pensions let them get their own 401k.
Jim Bobb October 26, 2011 at 04:13 PM
Great idea...allowing the tax payers to vote on line. Do you know if this is being done anywhere else?
therealtaxed2death October 26, 2011 at 04:28 PM
Awful idea to allow voting online for anything this city does. Opens the door to even more mistakes and fraud than we already have going on here.
Erin B. October 26, 2011 at 05:28 PM
Maxin, given how hard it is to keep track of who's who on Patch alone, would you really consider online voting to be reliable? Also, this would be a modern day way of going back to the days when only landowners could vote. Are you suggesting that the majority (59% according to the 2010 census) of Woonsocket residents not be allowed to vote since they're renters? Additionally this could give businesses and anyone else paying property taxes in the City another vote or conversely deprive a renter who owns a business in a leased space, for example, from being able to vote. This also disenfranchises those who don't have internet access from voting; I assure you there is a significant tax-paying population who doesn't. If you want input, run for office, attend City Council meetings, and engage to your representatives. Most importantly, VOTE.
Jim Bobb October 26, 2011 at 05:46 PM
It doesn't have to be just tax payers. Registered voters could vote on-line. Many of us are comfortable with on-line banking, tax returns, etc...On line voting does not have to the the "be-all and end-all". It could provide our representative's with the pulse of their constituents - obviously - as displayed recently - our current delegates are not quite hearing what we are saying. If the system works, the council could eventually be reduced or eliminated.
give me a break October 26, 2011 at 10:12 PM
whos da pee-brain that came up with online voting, more like online fraud
Jim Bobb October 27, 2011 at 10:07 AM
obviously you only use a computer to post comments on the patch...
Maxin November 01, 2011 at 12:29 PM
Hey Jim Bobb, you don't know me; I am a city resident property owner and a voter. I would put to you that it does not matter who you vote for they have their own agenda. Do you really believe anyone you vote in has your grievances in mind? They are there for two things and that is their own agenda and a city pension. These pensions are the worst thing in any city, they are not sustainable in this world economy and we need to save the city money. Letting the people vote on their legislation is the American way. Do you really need someone to vote for you, are you that incompetent? Then for everyone worried about fraud I would say on a secure server where you need credentials to logon, it is almost impossible to commit fraud. If you had any IT training you would know this so you may use a computer but really know nothing about the working of the device. I have been in IT since the early 90’s and believe me there would be less fraud that there is now. Now I know the politicians would not like this because they would have to get real jobs and not have a city or state pension. This is just a thought that I believe the American people would want. No more back room deals everyone’s voice is heard and the majority vote would win. What can be more American than that?
Jim Bobb November 01, 2011 at 12:34 PM
Maxin...i am in complete agreement!
Maxin November 01, 2011 at 05:18 PM
Sorry Jim Bobb, It was ment for taxed2death..

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