Pitochelli Won't Run This Year

In a Letter to the Editor published on the Johnston Sun Rise website, Ward 2 Councilman Ernest Pitochelli announced that he will not run for reelection in 2012.


Longtime Town Councilman Ernest Pitochelli announced this week that he won't seek reelection this November.

In a letter to the editor posted on the Johnston Sun Rise website, the six-term councilman wrote that he's "made a decision based on four visits with men of medicine this past week, as well as talks with my family."

But Pitochelli, an Independent, explained that he's not entirely stepping back from local politics — in his letter, Pitochelli said he plans to "form a group of responsible citizens who believe we need to change some of the players" in local government, though he did not name anyone specifically.

In February, the Sun Rise reported that Planning Board Chairman for the Ward 2 seat.

The declaration period for prospective candidates is June 25 through 27 at the Board of Canvassers office at .

Anthony Ursillo June 16, 2012 at 01:32 PM
Best of luck to you Ernie. You have done a wonderful job and we look forward to your experienced input to further the development of Johnston
Peter A. Filippi III June 16, 2012 at 03:27 PM
We have all heard it said “All good things must come to an end” in this case Ernie was good for our town and was and still is the only politician who has the courage to stand up to the special interests; unions and the Democratic Iron Fisted Machine. As I endeavor in my politicking always fighting for the true heroes of our community; taxpayers, I will always be mindful of the courage Councilman Ernest Pitochelli had always displayed, Peter A. Filippi III


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