Woonsocket Election Guide

The candidates, incumbents and issues that will be affecting Woonsocket

As we look ahead to November’s elections, Woonsocket Patch is devoted to bring you the information you need about every race in town. Here's our start on the candidates and issues we'll be covering as November draws near. Bookmark this page for updates.

The supplemental tax: Whether you were in favor of or against the failed supplemental tax bill, you'll be interested in who among your elected officials backed the measure and who didn't. We'll continue to provide coverage on the effects of the meaure's defeat in the House.

House delegation: All of Woonsocket's representatives in the House are up for re-election this year. The three legislators, Rep. Lisa Baldelli Hunt (D-Dist. 49, Woonsocket), Rep. Robert D. Phillips (Democrat- District 51, Woonsocket) and Rep. Jon Brien (D-Dist. 50, Woonsocket) stood against the suppemental tax bill.

Senate delegation: Both of Woonsocket's Senators will face reelection this year. Roger A. Picard (Democrat - District 20, Woonsocket, Cumberland) and Marc A. Cote (Democrat - District 24, Woonsocket, North Smithfield) voted for the supplemental tax bill when the Senate passed it.

Investigation into school deficit: The School Committee canned a resolution to request the state police to investigate their 10 million deficit. Rep. Baldelli-Hunt has introduced House Bill 8040, to launch an investigative commission to determine how the city wound up in this position and who is responsible. On April 2, the City Council voted to conduct their own . 

Presidential race - Woonsocket Republicans chose Mitt Romney to run against President Barack Obama in April. We'll keep you apprised on the work of the city's local party efforts leading up to the big day in November.







SMD October 23, 2012 at 03:49 AM
Not for nothing but I just was looking at the state of ri campaign website and found this about write in campaigns. http://www.elections.ri.gov/publications/Election_Publications/Election_Info/Guide%20to%20Write-Ins.pdf It says on page 4 in the frequently asked questions section there that "it is ALWAYS necessary for the LAST NAME of the person being voted for to be written in" Does anyone know any differently cause I had seen Jon Briens ad and was instructed to write in just "JON" and if thats the case, according to the state's website, that won't work. Should I write in his last name in stead? Could Patch look into this?
Rob Borkowski October 23, 2012 at 06:09 AM
Hey, Steve - I will look into it, thanks!
English first October 23, 2012 at 12:10 PM
I think JON is telling people that because when he loses his write in contest he will have some issue to blame. It is ridiculous to just write a first name.
Baywatch October 26, 2012 at 03:16 AM
Consider this while casting a ballot in local elections: Woonsocket has made it into a top 10 list on 247wallstreet.com and was featured on fox news. http://247wallst.com/2012/10/25/thirteen-american-cities-going-broke/3/
Growing more concerned by the day! November 04, 2012 at 11:23 AM
It's simply amazing to read commentary from so many Woonsocket Patch political experts who are quick to condemn individuals based on their political bias and partisan views. Yes that is their constitution right, but so is the constitional right of an individual to run for political office in any way legally possible. Personally, I would suggest that the Patch implement a "DISLIKE" button that we loyal followers, who strongly disagree with your views can quickly and easily weigh-in and send a message. Maybe this would quite some of the vile banter from the minority who think they are the voice of the people.


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