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[VIDEO] District 30 GOP Primary Debate

Bob Bolton, Dean Fachon, and Anthony Giarrusso discuss the EDC, gay marriage, and the role of the minority.


The three Republican candidates for state House District 30 met Thursday for a debate at the Varnum Armory before an estimated 100 people. While there were no deep disagreements, the debate marked the only time voters could size up .

Bob Bolton, Dean Fachon, and Anthony Giarrusso are all Republicans running for the seat long held by fellow GOP member Bob Watson, .

The winner of the primary will face Democrat Mark Schwager and independent Kevin J. McDonough. District 30 is made up of East Greenwich and a small portion of West Greenwich.

The EG Republican Town Committee sponsored the debate, along with East Greenwich Patch. The debate was moderated by t.v. news veteran Dave Layman, with some questions from EG Patch editor Elizabeth McNamara.

The video attached shows some of the debate's highlights. Check back Monday afternoon for a link to longer excerpts.

Alicarn August 27, 2012 at 03:34 PM
Really hard to understand anything they were saying.
Elizabeth McNamara (Editor) August 27, 2012 at 03:40 PM
Alicarn, thanks, I appreciate the feedback. I'm going to need a better microphone going forward, that's for sure. We are hoping to organize more debates after the primary. I

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