North Providence voters deciding several primary races today

North Providence voters deciding several primary races today

NORTH PROVIDENCE – Registered Democrats are having their say on several primary races in town today, Sept. 12.

Three candidates are seeking the win in the Democratic primary for Town Council District 3. The endorsed Democrat in the District 3 race, Mario Martone, as well as challengers Steven Andreozzi and Ruth Bucci, are running to replace Council President Dino Autiello in that seat, as Autiello is making an at-large bid in the general election.

The winner in the primary faces Republican Brendan Snodgrass in November’s general election.

The District 2 council primary features incumbent Democrat Raymond DeStefanis and challenger Stefano Famiglietti. This is a winner-take-all primary, with no Republicans or independents in the November election.

Voters will decide contested races for seats on the School Committee. Running for the at-large seat are incumbent School Committee Chairman Anthony Marciano and newcomer Anthony Mariorenzi Jr., both Democrats. Democrats Charles Pollock and Catarina da Silva are both trying for school board member Donald Cataldi’s District 2 seat, which he is vacating.

Democrat Shannon Donahue is challenging incumbent Democrat Frank Ciccone in state Senate District 7, which mostly covers Providence and part of North Providence.

In Senate District 22, which covers only a small portion of the western edge of town, incumbent Democrat Steve Archambault is facing a primary challenge from Melanie Dupont, with the winner facing Republican Greg Tocco in November.

Senate President Dominick Ruggerio, of District 4, as well as House of Representatives incumbents Arthur Corvese, of District 55, and William O’Brien, of District 54, are all running unopposed.