Wednesday, November 7, 2012
There are more than 500 mail ballots left to be counted in the state House Dist. 30 race, but Giarrusso leads Schwager by 148 votes.
Votes from the West Greenwich precinct that had ballot machine problems Tuesday were counted Wednesday at the state Board of Elections in Providence and the results gave Republican Anthony Giarrusso a 148 lead in the race for state House Dist. 30. Board of Elections officials said the mail ballot tally should be in Wednesday late afternoon. "It's not over," said Giarrusso, who watched the count. "Historically, it seems like absentee ballots do favor Republicans," he noted. "They would need to make up a lot of votes, especially in a three-way race." Giarrusso was referring to Democrat Mark Schwager, who was only 36 votes behind Giarrusso after the vote count was in last night in East Greenwich. The West Greenwich votes, however, make the …
Sunday, November 4, 2012
The debate, which took place on Wednesday, Oct. 24, at the Varnum Armory, featured candidates Kevin McDonough (I), Mark Schwager (D), and Anthony Giarrusso (R).
Video of the debate between candidates for R.I. House Dist. 30, Anthony Giarrusso (R), Kevin McDonough (I), and Mark Schwager (D), is broken up into sections. A recap of the debate can be found here. To read a profile of each candidate, click here for Mark Schwager, here for Anthony Giarrusso, andhere for Kevin McDonough. For a complete list of candidates, ballot questions, and poll information, check out the EG Patch Election Guide. The video is broken into six parts. Sadly, the final part ends just before the actual end of the debate. My apologies.
Saturday, October 27, 2012
What to love and hate about living in East Greenwich this week.
RAVE: Hands up – who learned something new from the House District 30 Debates that took place last Wednesday? Seriously, I really want to know because I couldn’t make it. Darn school meetings. But my kids went and they certainly came back with a clearer sense of whom they would vote for – that is, if they were old enough to vote. I, on the other hand, read the follow up of the debate published on this site and now have a clearer sense of whom I will indeed vote for – because I am most certainly old enough to vote. So, did we really need to corral all of the candidates in one place to help us make an informed choice on November 6? Well, that’s debatable. If we are talking about the presidential debates, I would have to say no. However, …
Friday, October 26, 2012
Moderated by ABC 6 newsman Mark Curtis, the debate centered on solving the state’s economic woes.
The three candidates vying to be the next state representative for District 30 met in debate Wednesday night at the Varnum Armory, moderated by ABC 6 newsman (and East Greenwich resident) Mark Curtis. Independent candidate Kevin McDonough emphasized his 30 years of business experience and his lack of party ties, while Republican Anthony Giarrusso spoke of the need for more jobs the state and few Democrats in the General Assembly, and Democrat Mark Schwager highlighted his years of town government experience and command of the issues. While the debate, sponsored by the Republican and Democratic town committees and East Greenwich Patch, was a largely friendly affair, there were moments of stark contrast between candidates. In one instance, …
Monday, October 1, 2012
McDonough, a businessman, is running as an independent.
Monday, October 1, 2012
Name : Mr. Kevin Joseph McDonough Date of birth : 13 January 1959 Place of residence : East Greenwich, R.I. Attended college : Yes College : Georgetown University Degree : Bachelor of Science Foreign Service Year of graduation : 1981 University : N/A Degree : N/A Year of graduation : N/A University : N/A Area of research : N/A Year of graduation : N/A Has served in the military: No Rank : N/A Job titles held : Senior Account Manager Employers : Roadway Express Party affiliation : Independent Running for a: State office Running for position: Representative District 30 Chamber/district: District 30 Incumbent: No Previous elective offices : None Unsuccessful bids for elective offices : None Address 470 Division Street East Greenwich RI 02818 …
Thursday, September 27, 2012
The New Leaders Project, which espouses a pro-jobs, pro-growth agenda, opts for Mark Schwager over GOP candidate Anthony Giarrusso.
Mark Schwager, the Democratic candidate for state House District 30, has won the endorsement of the New Leaders Project, a Rhode Island group that espouses what it calls a "pro-growth" agenda. "New Leaders is an effort to find pro-jobs, pro-growth candidates from all parties who can actually win and have leadership qualities," said a spokesman for the group who asked not to be identified. "Mark has shown he’s a proven vote getter.... He has a temperment and an ability to get things done." "Their economic issues align pretty closely with mine," said Schwager, who served two terms on the EG Town Council before running for the Senate District 33 seat against Dawson Hodgson, who won that race. Schwager, a medical doctor, currently serves on …
Friday, September 7, 2012
Bolton, a longtime member of the Zoning Board, is making his third run for office.
Name : Mr. ROBERT B. BOLTON Also known as : BOB Date of birth : 13 October 1948 Place of residence : 225 WATCH HILL, East Greenwich, Rhode Island Attended college : Yes College : BRYANT COLLEGE Degree : BACHELOR DEGREE Year of graduation : 1971 University : RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE Has served in the military: Yes Job titles held : N/A Employers : N/A Running for a: State office Running for position: REPRESENTATIVE Chamber/district: District 30 Incumbent: Previous elective offices : N/A Unsuccessful bids for elective offices: N/A Website : VOTEBOLTON.COM Member of the East Greenwich Zoning Board of Review; member of the Boy Scouts Home; active in Boy Scout Troop 2, East Greenwich for 14 years; coached girls softball for 12 years where I earned …
Monday, August 27, 2012
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 all three of the candidates whose names will appear on the Sept. 11 primary ballot. Bob Bolton, Dean Fachon, and Anthony Giarrusso are all Republicans running for the seat long held by fellow GOP member Bob Watson, who announced in June he would not seek re-election. 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 …
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
The debate, at the Varnum Armory, will take place Thursday, Aug. 23, the same day as the August Main Street Stroll.
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
The East Greenwich Republican Town Committee and EG Patch are sponsoring a debate Aug. 23 between the three Republican contenders for the House District 30 State Representative seat in the General Assembly. You can be a part of it: we are soliciting questions from readers. House District 30 represents all of East Greenwich and the eastern third of West Greenwich. The seat has been held for 20 years by Republican Bob Watson, who has chosen not to run for re-election. The debate will be held at Varnum Armory on Main Street, with doors open at 6 p.m. Dave Layman, former television news anchor and a panelist on RI PBS’s "A Lively Experiment," will serve as moderator. The debate is expected to conclude by 7:30 p.m. Three candidates, Robert …
Monday, July 30, 2012
Five candidates, including three Republicans, are vying for House Dist. 30; three candidates, including two Democrats, in race for Senate Dist. 33 race.
The signatures have been counted, the candidates are decided, and for East Greenwich voters, anyway, there two primaries to be waged for the three General Assembly seats apportioned to our town. The obvious race up for grabs is for House District 30, the seat long held by Bob Watson, who announced he would not seek re-election in June. Five candidates have submitted enough signatures to be on the ballot – three of them are Republicans, so there will be a primary in the Republican race on Sept. 11. Bob Bolton, Emil Fachon, and Antonio Giarrusso will have to battle it out in the primary. Bolton has run twice before for the seat, first as a Republican, then two years ago as an independent. Fachon and Giarrusso are newcomers to the political …