Lapierre seeks re-election for Lincoln Water Commission seat

Lapierre seeks re-election for Lincoln Water Commission seat

LINCOLN - Rene Lapierre announced his candidacy for re-election to the District 5 Water Commissioner's seat.

Lapierre, an independent, stated in his announcement that his achievements on the Water Commission are the main reason he is running again.

"While on the commission," Lapierre said, "I and my fellow commissioners were honored to receive the Utility of the Year Award in 2011 from the New England Water Works Association. In addition, our meter exchange program has reached the 94 percent level and we expect that we will reach 100 percent exchanges by early next year."

Since the beginning of the year, he said, the commission has created a quarterly payment program to assist residents in paying their bills.

Lapierre is a retired pharmacist who said he would be available full-time for his constituents.

He has been a town resident for 40 years and is a member of the Lincoln Knights of Columbus and a communicant of St. Ambrose Parish. He also volunteers in advising seniors on Medicare part D plans available in Rhode Island.

He was once a Manville Farm League coach, treasurer of the Woonsocket North Stars Hockey Association, and organized annual blood drives for the Rhode Island Blood Center.

"It has been an honor and privilege to represent the people of District 5 for the last three and one-half years and I am asking them again for their support and their vote this November's election," he said. "I am seeking re-election to continue to ensure that the water you drink is the safest and best water available at the lowest cost possible."