Thursday, November 1, 2012
Brad Bishop, who was named to fill the remainder of Henry Boezi's term on the Town Council, is running for his first full term.
Brad Bishop, who is running for a full term on the Town Council, served on the Planning Board for eight years, the last four as chair, before deciding to run for Council in June. After the death of Councilman Henry Boezi, Bishop was named to fill out Boezi's term on the council in July. So, while Bishop is now on the Town Council, this is his first run for elected office. A Republican, Bishop works in marketing for SmartPak Equine in Plymouth, Mass. He is running, he wrote in response to an emailed questionnaire, "to continue to serve the town, having been on the Planning Board for as many terms as were allowed. To me it’s an honor to be selected by my fellow citizens to act on their behalf and to volunteer my time to ensure the town …
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Each candidate was asked to answer seven questions about East Greenwich and their candidacy for Town Council.
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
1. Why are you running? I want to continue to serve the town, having been on the Planning Board for as many terms as were allowed. To me it’s an honor to be selected by my fellow citizens to act on their behalf and to volunteer my time to ensure the town continues to be well managed. 2. What are the three most important issues facing the Town of East Greenwich and how would you address each? Maintaining strong fiscal discipline is issue number 1. We need to make sure we are spending our tax dollars wisely, and that means dedicating the time needed for proper oversight of spending and the budget. We need to look for areas where we can spend more efficiently and that includes consolidating efforts across departments in the town, with the …
Friday, September 28, 2012
Bishop, who was appointed to fill out Henry Boezi's term, is making his first run for elected office.
Friday, September 28, 2012
Name : Mr. Bradford Bishop Also known as : Brad Date of birth : 08 November 1957 Place of residence : East Greenwich, RI Attended college : Yes College : Denison University Degree : BA, Economics and Political Science Year of graduation : 1979 University : University of Virginia Degree : MBA Year of graduation : 1983 Job titles held : VP Marketing Employers : SmartPak Equine, Plymouth, Mass. Party affiliation : Republican Running for a: Local office Running for position: Town Council Chamber/district: Incumbent: No Previous elective offices : None Unsuccessful bids for elective offices : None Address East Greenwich RI 02818 Resident of East Greenwich since 2003. Appointed to Town Council to serve out the term of the Honorable Henry Boezi. …
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Brad Bishop comes to the Council from the Planning Board, where he served for 8 years.
The Town Council appointed Brad Bishop to complete Henry Boezi's term on the panel in a 4-0 vote at a special meeting Monday night. Boezi died July 21. Bishop, who was already in the running for a seat on the Council, has served on the Planning Board for 10 years, the last few as chairman. Like Boezi and the other members of the council, Bishop is a Republican. Councilman Mark Gee nominated Bishop. "As a frequent observer of the Planning Board proceedings, [I've seen] he does an excellent job," said Gee. "For the last four or five months, Brad has attended every meeting that I’ve attended so he’s not someone who’s new to the process." "He’s shown a commitment to our committee, and to our town," said Council President Michael Isaacs, …
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Republicans field a full slate for Council and School Committee; Democrats offer no candidates for Council, four for School Committee.
The Democrats cup runneth over for School Committee, with four candidates for three seats, while they failed to field a single candidate for Town Council's five available seats. Republicans, meanwhile, have a full slate of five candidates for council, two candidates for School Committee and one candidate for Town Moderator. By 4 p.m. Wednesday afternoon, a total of 15 people had filed to run for town offices – 8 Republicans, 4 Democrats, 1 Libertarian, 1 Moderate, and 1 independent. There are 6 candidates for Town Council, 7 for School Committee, and 2 for Town Moderator. Former School Committee Chair Jean Ann Guliano is making a run for Town Council. If she wins, she would be the first woman councilor in 10 years. Guliano is running as a…
Monday, June 25, 2012
One half hour after the EG Town Clerk's office opened Monday, two candidates had filed their declaration of candidacy papers.
Mike Kiernan was first. He got his declaration of candidacy papers in right after the Town Clerk's office opened Monday morning – which was as early as possible. By state law, candidates have from start of business Monday to 4 p.m. Wednesday this week to declare. Kiernan, a Republican, is running for a third term on the Town Council. Filing his candidacy papers just after Kiernan Monday morning was Brad Bishop, who's making his first run for elected office, for Town Council. Later on Monday, two Republican candidates for Bob Watson's House District 30 seat submitted their papers – Bob Bolton, who announced his intention earlier this month, and Antonio Giarrusso, who had not made his intentions public before Monday. If both follow through …
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Bishop says the experience he’s gained serving on the Planning Board – where he’s chair – would benefit the council.
After eight years on the Planning Board, Brad Bishop announced Tuesday he will run for Town Council in the upcoming election. “I do really like contributing back to the town,” he said. “On a more practical level, I have expertise that would be useful.” He cited the extensive work done by the Planning Board on the town’s new Comprehensive Plan and its efforts to bring more state-mandated affordable housing in town. Bishop has served as chair of the Planning Board since 2008. In addition, the town’s recent spate of arrests – an armed robbery and two break ins in May, and a raid on an alleged drug house earlier this month – has made safety an issue for Bishop. “I’ve most recently become acutely aware of law-enforcement issues facing the town…