Tuesday, October 23, 2012
The Narragansett Democrat says he'll be able to get things done at the State House.
Narragansett Democrat Winters B. Hames III said he's looking to unseat Republican Dawson Hodgson in the race for state Senate District 35 because as a Democrat he'll be able to get more done. "I think I could do a better job than Dawson," Hames said in a phone interview Monday. "I can work with the Democrats that are there. It’s very difficult for a member of the minority to get things done. Look at Dawson’s legislative record. You don’t get things accomplished that have to get accomplished." [You can find Hodgson's 2012 legislative record here.] This is not Hames's first run for elected office. In 1986, he lost a bid for state Representative, and he's been on the ballot for Town Council "several times" he said. He serves as chair of the …
Monday, October 22, 2012
The Republican Senator for District 35 is running for re-election.
As a member of the small Republican minority in the state Senate, Dawson Hodgson said his job isn’t to rack up lots of big legislative accomplishments. Rather, Hodgson sees his role as setting the stage for fundamental change in Rhode Island state government. "The payoff for what I'm doing now is going to be long, long after I'm gone," he said. Hodgson, who is running for re-election to Senate Dist. 35 against Democrat Winters B. Hames III, lives in North Kingstown with his wife and two young sons on the farm that’s part of the family turf business, Sodco. A lawyer, he spent four years working in the state Attorney General’s office before deciding to run for state Senate two years ago. Today, he helps to manage the turf business. Senate …
Sunday, October 21, 2012
The Great Debates (between candidates for state Senate (Dist. 33) and House (Dist. 30) take place this Wednesday!
The presidential debates have certainly been gripping, but on Wednesay, we in East Greenwich get a chance to be part of our own Great Debate. The debate will feature candidates Dawson Hodgson and Winters B. Hames for state Senate District 33 and candidates Kevin McDonough, Mark Schwager, and Anthony Giarrusso for state Representative District 30, at the Varnum Armory, starting at 6:30 p.m. Mark Curtis will be moderating the House debate and I will be moderating the Senate debate. But we need your help – what issues do you want to hear the candidates address? Are you concerned about pension reform? Do you want to hear how the candidates will try to improve the jobless rate in R.I.? Should the candidates talk about how to make the state …
Friday, September 7, 2012
Sen. Shibley serves on both the Senate Judiciary Committee and Senate Education Committee.
Friday, September 7, 2012
Name : Mr. Glenford John Shibley Also known as : Chip Date of birth : 18 March 1951 Place of residence : 31 Wesleyan Ave., Coventry, Rhode Island Attended college : Yes College : Univ. of Rhode Island Degree : Bachelor's in Communication Year of graduation : 1973 University : John Jay College of Criminal Justice, N.Y.C. Degree : M.A. in Criminal Justice Year of graduation : 1975 Job titles held : Assistant Director and Acting Director Employers : R.I. Municipal Police Academy Party affiliation : Republican Running for a: State office Running for position: State Senate Chamber/district: District 33 Incumbent: Yes First elected: 02 November 2010 Previous elective offices : Coventry Town Council Unsuccessful bids for elective offices : None …