3 GOP Candidates Vie For State Rep. District 30 Seat
Bob Bolton, Dean Fachon, and Anthony Giarrusso, all of East Greenwich, are each looking to earn the GOP spot on the general election ballot Nov. 6.
It's been 20 years since the Dist. 30 state representative seat was up for grabs. In 1992, Rep. Bob Watson (R) won the seat and has held it ever since. His announcement he wouldn't run for re-election this year has prompted five people to get into the race, three of them Republicans who will face off in the primary Tuesday, Sept. 11.
Dean Fachon, Anthony Giarrusso, and Bob Bolton are the three Republicans. None has held elected office before and Fachon and Giarrusso are first-time candidates as well. Fachon is the endorsed candidate.
In a debate last month (sponsored by EG Patch and the town GOP), the candidates voiced their reasons for running.
For Anthony Giarrusso, he said he's running because, as a business owner, he wants to help create jobs.
For Bob Bolton, who has run for this seat twice before, as a Republican in 2008 and an independent in 2010, said his vision of the state includes a more intense focus on tourism.
Dean Fachon spoke of adding a General Assembly "sunset session," which would be an opportunity to roll back legislation he said was restricting growth.
Whichever of these candidates wins Tuesday's primary will go on to face Democrat Mark Schwager and independent Kevin McDonough.
At right, there are pdfs of the EG precincts with polling locations and primary information from the Town Canvasser. The polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11.