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.