Woonsocket To Meet The Candidates Aug. 28: What Would You Ask?

Pose your questions for the candidates before next week's forum.


Most candidates running for the General Assembly have accepted an invitation to participate in the Aug. 28 Meet the Candidates forum sponsored by MyWoonsocket.com and 1380 WNRI.

Only one candidate won't make it. Michael Moniz, an independent challenging the winner of the Sept. 11 primary for Dist. 49, will be out of town.

The free, open-to-the-public event will be held at , 267 Main St., 7 p.m.

A three-member panel of local news reporters will question the candidates: Russ Olivo of , Sandy Phaneuf of the Valley Breeze and Rob Borkowski of the Woonsocket Patch.

The candidates attending the forum are:

Rep. Lisa Baldelli Hunt (D-Dist. 49, Woonsocket) faces two challengers in the primary: Michael A. Morin of 180 Allen St., Unit 202, and Stuart Gitlow of 641 Harris Ave.

Whoever wins that contest will face Moniz of 429 East School St. for the seat Nov. 6.

Rep. Jon D. Brien (D-Dist. 50, Woonsocket) of 521 South Main St is facing Stephen M. Casey of 625 Park Ave. in the Democratic primary. Whoever wins that contest will run unopposed for the Dist. 50 seat in November.

Sen. Marc A. Cote, (D-Dist. 24) of 144 Woodland Road will face Lewis J. Pryeor of 231 Second Ave. in the primary. Whoever wins that contest will run unopposed for the seat in November.

Rep. Robert D. Philips (D-Dist. 51) of 325 Dunlap St., faces current Republican School Committee member Christopher M. Roberts of 157 Tara Lane.

Senator Roger A. Picard (D-Dist. 20) will run unopposed in November.

ollie August 25, 2012 at 01:18 AM
For the new people, would you have voted for supplemental tax? Why or why not?
Misty Harbor August 25, 2012 at 01:31 PM
I would ask plain and simple, "if you know you can't do what you propose to do" shut your trap and keep your day job. If you are all going to join together and finally do something about the .scum in our city, welfare reform, drugs, etc., then I'll listen. Name something our current reps have done good for our city???
Jerry August 26, 2012 at 03:21 PM
I would ask, if you know you can't change what you want to change, drop out now and save your empty words.
John August 28, 2012 at 12:06 PM
Question: How have you voted to fund education in the past and how would you help to fund Woonsocket Education in the future?
Daniel Kaffee September 12, 2012 at 07:58 PM
I would point out that it very easy and neccessary to attack pension reform in the last session, but who will have the courage to take on a much larger problem; entitlement reform including excessive social programs, welfare programs that sustain generation after generation of people who have no desire to help themselves (not the working poor), etc. The Human Services portion of the state budget is far larger and insulting to every working person and needs to be addressed with the same zest as the General Assembly targeted the unions.


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