Newport City Councilor-At-Large John Florez is the latest City Council member to announce his intent to run for re-election in November.

On Wednesday, Mayor Jeanne-Marie Napolitano told What’sUpNewp that she would be running for re-election and on Thursday, Councilor John Florez took to Facebook to announce that he would be running again.

Councilor Lynne Ceglie was the first on the council to announce her intent to run for  re-election back on May 2nd.

Anyone looking to run for election or re-election on the Newport City Council (and other state offices) must register to run by the last Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday of June.

The City of Newport operates under a home rule charter, the charter provides for a Council/City Manager form of government.

The Council is comprised of seven members; one representative is elected from the City’s three voting wards and four are elected at-large, all for two year terms. The Mayor is elected by the Council from among the four at-large councilors.

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