The time to declare your candidacy for general assembly, city council, school committees and other local offices has come, and the next three days is when we will find out who will run again and what challengers will come forward.

Before today, What’sUpNewp reported that 6 out of the 7 current Newport City Councilors would be running again for re-election come November.

Justin McLaughlin was the sole Newport City Councilor not to announce before today that he would be running for re-election, What’sUpNewp has confirmed that McLaughlin filed his declaration for re-election this morning at Newport City Hall.

Andy Lavaree, Jamie Bova and former Mayor Harry Winthrop have announced their intent to run as outside candidates against current Newport City Council-At-Large members Jeanne-Marie Napolitano, John Florez, Naomi Neville and Justin Mclaughlin.

Marco Camacho, Lynne Ceglie and Kate Leonard have all expressed intent to run for re-election for each of their wards in November.

June 27, 28 and 29 are the dates in 2016 for filing declarations to be candidates in primaries or to be independent candidates in the general election. Candidates for federal office and independent presidential electors file with the Department of State’s Elections Division. Candidates for gerneral assembly, local offices, district committees and local committees file with local boards of canvassers where the candidate is registered to vote.


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Ryan M. Belmore

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