Monday was the first day for candidates for office to file declaration papers. A total of seven people submitted paperwork, including one for state senate, three for Town Council and three for School Committee. #MiddletownRI
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ELECTION SEASON STARTS
MIDDLETOWN, R.I. (JUNE 27, 2022) – Election season officially got underway in Middletown.
Monday was the first day for candidates for Town Council, School Committee and the General Assembly to file paperwork with the Town Clerk’s office announcing their intention to run for office.
State Senator Louis P. DiPalma submitted his papers seeking another term as the District 12 state senator for Middletown and Little Compton.
On the Town Council side, incumbent Councilman Christopher Logan, Lawrence Frank and Antone Viveiros submitted candidacy paperwork for one of seven seats.
For School Committee, incumbents Liana Ferreira-Fenton and Theresa Spengler as well as Wendy E. Heaney handed in papers for one of three open seats on the local school board.
To declare for local and state offices, eligible candidates must fill out a “Declaration of Candidacy” form and return it to Middletown Town Hall, 350 East Main Road no later than Wednesday, June 29 at 4 pm.
The one-page document includes questions like the candidate’s name, address, length of residence in Rhode Island and Middletown as well as the office being sought.
It is available at the Town Clerk’s office during normal business hours and https://mdl.town/DeclarationOfCandidacy online.
That paperwork cannot be emailed or faxed. Rather, state election information indicated it must be hand delivered or mailed to the Town Clerk’s office with an original signature.
For information about whether you’re eligible to run for office and other election questions, please visit the Secretary of State’s website at https://vote.sos.ri.gov online.