Friday, November 9, 2012
Mail ballots were finally counted Thursday and gave the Republican an 81-vote edge over Democrat Schwager.
In the end, West Greenwich handed Anthony Giarrusso victory in the contest for R.I. House Dist. 30. With mail ballots finally counted Thursday, the Republican had 3,304 votes, Democrat Mark Schwager had 3,223 votes, and independent Kevin McDonough had 904 votes. But in East Greenwich, Schwager led 3,053 to Giarrusso's 3,010, and McDonough's 826. In West Greenwich, Giarrusso got 294 votes, compared to Schwager's 170, and McDonough's 78. While there are provisional ballots still to be counted, they are too few to alter the result. "I'm really looking forward to it," said Giarrusso late Thursday about his new job. But, he acknowledged, "We're definitely going to have some hard work to do, some hard choices." The Republican minorities in the…
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 …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Ballot question on merging Fire District with Town approved.
Voters in East Greenwich returned all incumbents to office, with the five Republican Town Council members and School Committee Chair Deidre Gifford winning re-election. Newcomers Carolyn Mark and Clark Smith also won seats on the School Committee. Republican Anthony Giarrusso was leading the R.I. House Dist. 30 race by 36 votes over Democrat Mark Schwager, with more than 500 mail ballots and the portion of West Greenwich that belongs to Dist. 30 still uncounted. Giarrusso got 2,798 votes in East Greenwich and Schwager got 2,762. Kevin McDonough, an independent, got 755 votes. Ballot Question 8, a nonbinding referendum asking if the EG Fire District should be merged with the Town of EG, was approved 3,994 to 2,120. For Town Council, …
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.
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 15, 2012
Mark Curtis of ABC 6 and EG Patch's Elizabeth McNamara will moderate debates between state House Dist. 30 candidates and state Senate 35 candidates at the Varnum Armory next Wednesday.
Monday, October 15, 2012
Candidates for the R.I. House District 30 and Senate District 35 General Assembly seats will meet Wednesday, Oct. 24, in a debate sponsored by East Greenwich’s Republican and Democratic town committees and East Greenwich Patch. The debate will be moderated by ABC-6 political reporter Mark Curtis, an East Greenwich resident, and EG Patch editor Elizabeth McNamara. “The Great Debate” is set for Varnum Armory, with the State Representative candidates Anthony Giarrusso, Mark Schwager and Kevin McDonough taking the stage at 6:30 p.m. and State Senate candidates Dawson Hodgson and Winter Hames taking their places an hour later. Admission is free. Town Committee chairs Tom Plunkett and Chuck Newton said the debate is an effort to stimulate voter…
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 …