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Jeanne-Marie Napolitano today announced that she will see re-election for a Newport City Council At-Large seat.

Napolitano provided the following announcement to What’s Up Newp on Tuesday;

It has been my honor to serve the citizens of Newport.  I am filing for re-election to continue my work on the Council.  Newport faces many challenges.  I have demonstrated that I am a proven leader consistently working with residents and council to meet the needs of families and businesses.  I played a key role in securing the funding for revitalizing neighborhoods such as Newport Heights and employing the Complete Streets concept for the make-over of Broadway and Washington Square.

However, there is still much to do.  Newport’s greatest challenge continues to be the diversification of our economy to provide the job opportunities to our young people.  Innovate Newport was a first step: however it is critical to continue the upgrades of our schools, roads, and infrastructure to ensure Newport’s success.  I will focus on policies to provide residents and businesses with the support they need to maintain a vibrancy and livability for which Newport is recognized.


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The 2020 election season is officially underway, as candidates for local, statewide, and legislative seats begin to file their declarations of candidacy this week.

Those wishing to run for General Assembly or local offices must file with the local board of canvassers in the town in which they are registered to vote between June 22 and June 24.

Those declaring to run for U.S. Senate or U.S. House of Representatives must file with the Department of State’s Elections Division, 148 West River St., Providence.

Party endorsements are due by June 26 for U.S. Senate and U.S. House, and June 25 for all local and General Assembly races.

The next major step for candidate is picking up nomination papers from local canvassers on June 30 and returning them with the required number of signatures by July 10.

For local offices, the number of signatures is set by the Canvassing Authorities and may vary by community.

For General Assembly seats, Senatorial candidates must collect 100 signatures, House of Representative candidates, 50. For U.S. Senate the minimum is 1,000 and U.S. Representatives, 500.

The deadline for individuals to withdraw their candidacies is July 13, otherwise their name appears on the ballot, even if they decide not to run.

All this leads to the primary election on Sept. 8, and the general election on Nov. 3. The deadline to register to vote for the primary is August 9, for the general election, Oct. 4.

Follow our 2020 Election Coverage here and here – Who’s running for office in Newport County? List of local and state candidates is here

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