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1st Ward Newport City Councilor Marco Camacho confirmed with What’sUpNewp  on Saturday afternoon that he intends to run for re-election to the Newport City Council, representing the 1st Ward.

Councilor John Florez, Lynne Ceglie, Kate Leonard and Jeanne-Marie Napolitano also have announced their intent on running for re-election in November.

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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Ryan Belmore is the Owner and Publisher of What'sUpNewp.

He currently serves as Vice President of the Board Of Directors for Fort Adams Trust and on the Board of Directors for Potter League For Animals.

He is a member of Local Independent Online News Publishers, Society of Professional Journalists, and the North American Snowsports Journalists Association.