Tiverton 1st, a recently formed non-partisan community organization, announced on Friday Sept. 28 which candidates it will be supporting and recommending to voters in the November election.
Candidate questionnaires were developed by Tiverton 1st members and sent to all candidates for their responses. Along with the questionnaires, Tiverton 1st also considered the candidates record of both community and public service, as well as the review of any prior stated positions on issues affecting the Tiverton community.
"The goals and priorities of our organization align well with the vision and position of our recommended slate of candidates," said Linda Larsen, coordinating committee member.
Tiverton 1st recommends to Tiverton voters Town Council candidates James J. Arruda, Renee DeJesus-Jones, Denise deMedeiros, William P. Gerlach, Brett Nicholas Pelletier, Edward A. Roderick.
School Committee candidate recommendations are Sally A. Black, Carol J. Herrmann, Jerome M. Larkin.
Budget Committee candidate recommendations are Joseph F. Bento III, Alexander J. Cote, Laura L. Epke, Mark R. Larsen, Joshua A. Mello, David Perry.
Representative District 70: John G. "Jay" EdwardsRI Representative
District 71: Dennis Canario
The goals of Tiverton 1st include smart economic development, fiscal responsibility and affordability, opposition to Sakonnet Bridge tolls, along with maintaining all necessary community and school services. The organization believes that in order to achieve these goals, our public servants must serve in an environment of both compromise and respectful discussion. The recommended candidates demonstrated to Tiverton 1st that they possess the ideas, solutions, and willingness to create the culture necessary to achieve these goals. Tiverton 1st encourages all voters to go to the polls on Nov. 6 and support our entire slate of candidates.
"We believe strongly that these candidates are the clear choice for voters who want to preserve the quality of life in Tiverton in a fiscally-responsible way," added Coordinating Committee Member Brian Medeiros.
Tiverton 1st is a non-partisan, grassroots community organization open to all who support preserving our quality of life in Tiverton by maintaining both our community and school services in a fiscally-responsible way, and promoting cooperation, compromise, and community pride. Membership in Tiverton 1st is open to anyone who supports our core principles and goals, and there is no membership fee. For more information e-mail us at Tiverton1st@cox.net, visit us at www.Tiverton1st.blogspot.com, or search Tiverton 1st on Facebook.