Thursday, October 18, 2012
Mark Schwager, a Democrat, is running for the open state House District 30 seat.
Rhode Island House Dist. 30 candidate Mark Schwager is not your typical General Assembly candidate. He's not a lawyer or a retiree or a businessman. Schwager is a medical doctor who specializes in geriatrics. There's only one other MD in the state legislature now. Schwager hopes to double that number in November. But he chafes at the idea that doctors aren't businessmen. As it happens, both of his opponents – Republican Anthony Giarrusso and independent Kevin McDonough – have made their careers in business. "There’s this idea that doctors don't know about business," Schwager said in an interview Saturday. "Physicians are business people. The idea that physicians are somehow disconnected is just not true. I know it from personal experience…
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Schwager, a former Town Councilor, serves as a Commissioner on the EG Fire District.
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Name : Dr. Mark Schwager Date of birth : 28 October 1956 Place of residence : 1425 Diplomat Drive College : Brown University Degree : Bachelor of Arts Year of graduation : 1978 University : State University of New York at Buffalo Area of research : Medical Doctor Year of graduation : 1983 Job titles held : VP of Medical Affairs, PACE Organization of RI Employers : N/A Party affiliation : Democrat Running for a: State office Running for position: RI State Representative Chamber/district: House District 30 Incumbent: No Previous elective offices : East Greenwich Town Council elected in 2006, re-elected 2008 Unsuccessful bids for elective offices : 2010 RI Senate, District 35 Address 1425 Diplomat Drive East Greenwich RI 02818 Name : Meghan …
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 …
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
In addition, one Democrat and one independent filed to run for the seat long held by the retiring Bob Watson.
Three Republicans – two newcomers and one former candidate – have filed to run for the House Dist. 30 seat being relinquished by Bob Watson, which sets up the need for a primary in that race on Sept. 11. Emil (Dean) Fachon, Antonio (Anthony) Giarrusso, and Bob Bolton all submitted papers this week to run for District 30. “I’m very involved in the grassroots Tea Party movement,” Fachon said, who filed Wednesday. This is his first run for office. He is concerned about rising taxes and has written op/ed pieces for Providence Business News and the Warwick Beacon. Fachon, 54, grew up in East Greenwich and lives on Pricewood Drive. He is a technical writer, is married and has two children. “This is the seat I was always interested in,” he said…
Thursday, June 7, 2012
He plans to run as a Republican, which would force a primary if Bob Watson decides to run for re-election.
Insurance agent Bob Bolton said Wednesday he plans to run as a Republican for the House District 30 seat now held by fellow Republican Bob Watson, which will prompt a primary if Watson seeks re-election. “I think we need strong, viable Republican representation at the State House,” said Bolton. “I’m the sort of person who can work with both sides of the aisle, not just be an island by myself, for the betterment of the Town of East Greenwich and the State of Rhode Island.” Bolton, who has served on the Zoning Board for eight years, ran for the same seat two years ago, as an independent. Before that, he ran as a Republican in a primary against Watson and lost. He was a registered Democrat at one time. He doesn’t see a conflict in running …
Saturday, December 31, 2011
What to love and hate about living in East Greenwich for the upcoming year!
To begin at the beginning, it’s a brand new year. To kick it off, a ranting, raving resolution. I hope for a great many things for our town in 2012 – some selfish, some altruistic. My number one hope and dream would be for all the empty stores on Main Street to be occupied - and not by 99 per centers. The pop-ups this holiday season have been a great addition but, as the song goes, what goes up must come down. (I have just completely outted myself as a seventies rocker.) It would be great to get some businesses that have nothing to do with formal events and pasta (however, an early welcome back, Post Office Cafe!). Maybe even - gasp! - a grocery store. My second hope and dream would be for cars to actually stop at the town crosswalks when…
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
The former Town Councilor and current Fire Commissioner - a Democrat - ran unsuccessfully for state Senate against Dawson Hodgson in 2010.
Former Town Councilor Mark Schwager is throwing his hat into the ring again, this time aiming for the District 30 seat currently held by state Representative Bob Watson. Schwager will formally kick off his campaign on Tuesday, Nov. 8, at a public reception at Café Fresco. Schwager served on the East Greenwich Town Council for two terms, from 2006 to 2010. He ran for former Sen. Michael Lenihan’s seat in the Nov. 2010 election, but lost in that contest to North Kingstown’s Dawson Hodgson. This time around, said Schwager Monday, he will focus on the District 30 seat since it is more East Greenwich-focused. “I just think it’s a better race for me,” he said. “I’m very involved in East Greenwich, in municipal politics and government and …
Friday, July 29, 2011
The former town councilor replaces Jim Harris, who resigned in June to take job in North Carolina.
Mark Schwager, who served two terms on the Town Council, has taken a seat on the Fire District Board after a unanimous vote from the other four commissioners. Schwager was the only applicant for the vacant position. He had been approved by the district’s nominating committee. Schwager, who stepped down from the Town Council for an unsuccessful run for state Senate last fall, said he likes municipal government service and became interested in the Fire District while serving on its planning committee. As a physician he said he was especially interested in the EMS and Fire Rescue components of the department which are public health services. In other business Chief Peter Henrikson told the commissioners he was holding a conference call …