Few Woonsocket Voters Pick Democratic Candidates

About 3,000 voters decide primary candidates.


Just 14.92 percent of eligible voters have named Stephen Casey (Dist. 50), Rep. Lisa Baldelli-Hunt (D-Dist. 49) and Sen. Marc Cote (D-Dist. 24) Woonsocket's Democratic candidates.

Assuming mail-in ballots don't sway any of the races, Casey and Cote will run unopposed Nov. 6. Baldelli-Hunt will run against Michael E. Moniz. 

Woonsocket voters also backed Congressional candidate David Cicilline in the primary with 2,080 votes. Anthony Gemma and Christopher Young won 931 and 315 votes, respectively. Cicilline, who won the state-wide primary vote as well, will face Republican Brendan Doherty Nov. 6 for the First Congressional District.

Here's a chart of the votes for the local primary races by precinct from the unofficial results on RI Secretary of State's website


Dist. 49

Baldelli-Hunt (726)



JFK Manor


Park View


Fairmont Heights


Crepeau Court


Fire Station #1


OLQM Bernon Heights Leo Savoie

Mike Morin (333)

14 58 153 108

Stuart Gitlow (78) 1 13 50 14 Dist. 50  Stephen Casey (720) 122 151 221 226 Jon Brien (670) 
130 150 171 219 Dist. 24 Marc Cote (1,313) 160 331 146 170 230 276

Lewis Pryeor (783)

109 156 131 115 131 141
Roger "ramjet" Picard September 12, 2012 at 05:30 PM
Me vs. nobody,nobody vs. me.
Brian O'Ryan September 12, 2012 at 07:10 PM
Curious to know what kind of money Lisa BH raised for her pink ribbon campaign.
Jon the regular guy September 12, 2012 at 07:11 PM
Don't cry for me .This acually works out for me.It frees up my friday mornings to cut my daddys grass
Jon the regular guy September 12, 2012 at 07:23 PM
Six years in the state house and all I got was free heath care for a part time job. Party is over
la_mouffette September 12, 2012 at 07:34 PM
hahah....yeah, Russ is Sluggo. And I'm Susie Menard! Oh, no, no wait, better yet-- I'm Sonny Rawlinson! lol ^_^ Sluggy, I also think we're going to get a supp. tax this January, but with Lisa (and hopefully Bob) still in office, and the Budg. Commission, I'm hoping it will be both smaller and part of a larger plan that is actually tacked down! Here's something that may cheer you up, since you're concerned about the unions getting more men into the legislature: Rene Menard (D-Lincoln, Cumberland) was knocked out of office yesterday. Remember him? He was the one objection to the motion to recommit (stop) the Supp tax, and he got his hand slapped over it because, as a retired Woon. firefighter, the ethics commission had already told him to recuse himself from the voting and debate on it! He wanted to give Woonsocket, which already has among the top tax rates in all of RI, that huge supplemental...but was running on a "no new taxes for Cumberland" platform. I can't say I'm sorry that didn't work out for him... And, the woman who replaced him (Mia Ackerman) is a highly energetic and motivated person who is very interested in getting more education funding to the cities and towns, which could be a real help to our problems. (she also supports pension reform, so in the grand scheme of things, she probably balances the addition of Casey in Union strength in the legislature)
la_mouffette September 12, 2012 at 07:37 PM
Wouldn't you say Lisa defeating (by a wide margin) the HEAD of a union, is a balance to Casey defeating (by a modest margin) Brien? And overall, I think there was more support for Baldelli-Hunt than Brien, (on the radio and among WTC types) since she was the one who actually pasted a target on herself to stop the supplemental.
la_mouffette September 12, 2012 at 07:38 PM
I'll second that, Carol =)
la_mouffette September 12, 2012 at 07:38 PM
A new name! =D I love it. Where's my pen?
Mr. Sluggo September 12, 2012 at 08:27 PM
That is good news Mouffi.I'll say it again...smartest one of the bunch you are!
JPicard September 12, 2012 at 09:51 PM
The electorate unfortunately hasn't spoken. 85% of them didn't even vote. So a tiny minority will actually be supportive of those supposedly representing all of us. The process hasn't worked for many years. It's a sad state of affairs.
Roger "ramjet" Picard September 12, 2012 at 11:23 PM
Saved a ton on campaign signs,thanks rockets!
Common Sense September 13, 2012 at 12:10 AM
Moufette, you are conveniently forgetting to factor in the blessed homestead exemption. With that Woonsocket has one of the LOWEST residential tax rates in the state. Picard, the electorate that cares enough to put down their TV remote and get off the couch....HAS SPOKEN ....
la_mouffette September 13, 2012 at 12:56 AM
1. Only for the single family homeowners, Common. People who own the classic Woonsocket triple-decker, and live in them with extended family (supporting elderly parents, for example, or grandkids) get only a sliver of the homestead, a measly 5% off. And of course, as you know, the Homestead is slated to gradually disappear, beginning this year. 2. Tell it to the people who own businesses within city limits. That homestead exemption--by forcing taxes to rise and rise, and insulating many homeowners from the full horror of how high they were actually getting-- has royally scr*wed them for years, which is probably why that corner of our tax base has shrunk so much. You can't blame businesses like Stop 'n Shop for crouching just over the border... they get our customers, but pay 1/2 the taxes or less!
la_mouffette September 13, 2012 at 12:57 AM
Alas, the electorate *has* spoken...a large chunk of them said "meh" and went about their business.
Publius Supplemaximus September 13, 2012 at 01:17 AM
CS,In my other life i would have you flogged,thrown in hot oil and thrown to the wolves for your arrogance.
Common Sense September 13, 2012 at 02:19 AM
Pubic, I mean publius, Arrogant? Maybe...Right? Definitely! Simple fact remains that if Mayor Menard and the city council had the courage and foresight to implement a small tax increase for half of the time they were in office the city would not be in this fiscal nightmare. They used state and federal dollars to pay the bills and that got them re-elected. The other cities and towns in the state bore woonsocket's burden for far too long.
Common Sense September 13, 2012 at 02:25 AM
Also if the city didn't roll out the red carpet for every social service agency known to man the non contributors would find another city to suck the life blood from
Publius Supplemaximus September 13, 2012 at 12:36 PM
Then,what remained,would be burned and the ashes thrown to the four winds.
regular guy Jon September 13, 2012 at 01:58 PM
Don't worry,my friend LBH is going to eliminate the tangible tax for business owners in the city.If everyones life mirrors hers she will help us all.
common cents September 13, 2012 at 02:19 PM
Little miss mouffette sitting on her toufette.How are those curds and whey?
Joe Sousa. September 13, 2012 at 10:25 PM
Jon Brien Glad you got rid of that phoney looser. He talked out of both sides of his face.
Brian O'Ryan September 13, 2012 at 11:01 PM
Don't think he'd have time though. I believe it takes 90 days to change your affiliation. But, I wouldn't be surprised to see him snake in and do it either.
Brian O'Ryan September 13, 2012 at 11:03 PM
Party's not over, Jon. You still have your seat at The Burrito Co. Don't you? Or did you lose that one as well? Ooooooohhhhhh...too soon? My bad.
John Ward Jr. September 13, 2012 at 11:19 PM
Who the hell is Joe Sousa?
Russell Archambault September 13, 2012 at 11:37 PM
JWJ.......About Joe Born in Tiverton 1960. Turn offs, Tax and spend Liberals Member of IC FAT.....? Informed Citizens For an Affordable Tiverton Viking Rides of RI. God Bless America jo's riding to town to save woonsocket " God save us"
Russell Archambault September 13, 2012 at 11:41 PM
CS even though Publius Supplemaximus, does'nt like you, I do. but would have gone to that event if was on a friday night, something different to do.
la_mouffette September 14, 2012 at 12:13 AM
Pubic?! What, are we in fifth grade, lol? I partly agree-- the homestead exemption for single-family homes, as it got bigger and bigger, was a big part of the problem. But the picture is a LOT more complex than that! We'd still be in a pile of doo from losing our munic. pension funds in the stock market crash, and that's just one of our many problems. Also-- please hear this in my best Groucho Marx voice-- If we have to start paying pubic supplemental tax to city hall, it's really time to go.
la_mouffette September 14, 2012 at 12:19 AM
delicious ;)
la_mouffette September 14, 2012 at 12:22 AM
Political animosity 1 Reading comprehension skills 0
John Ward Jr. September 14, 2012 at 12:54 PM
Thanks for clearing that up Russ,i thought he was the guy that invented the Sousaphone.


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