Pacheco to run for open Senate seat

Seven declare candidacy in Burrillville Monday

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BURRILLVILLE – On Monday, June 25, the first day that town officials could accept papers under state law, seven candidates declared their intent to run for office in Burrillville.

Among them were Town Council President John Pacheco, who will run as a Republican for the Senate District 23 seat representing Glocester, Burrillville and a portion of North Smithfield.

The seat has been held for the past two decades by Sen. Paul Fogarty, who is retiring. Democrat Paul Roselli, president of the Burrillville Land Trust, dropped out of the race for Governor last week, declaring his intent to instead run for the seat, and former Burrillville Town Councilor and Municipal Court Judge Kevin Heitke has stated his intent to run, also a Democrat, although Heitke had not registered his candidacy at Burrillville Town Hall as of Monday.

Also declaring the intent to leave municipal government for a run at state office was Councilor David Place, who will run for the District 47 seat in the House representing Burrillville and Glocester. That seat is currently held by Democrat Rep. Cale Keable, who declared his intent to seek reelection Monday.

The following is a list of those who declared their intent to run with the town clerk on Monday. Candidates must still submit their nomination papers and have until July 17 to withdraw their candidacy.

Cale Keable, 515 Camp Dixie Road, Democrat, State Representative, District 47

Michael Lamoureux, 608 Camp Dixie Road, Democrat, Town Council

Alexandria LeClaire, 885 Black Hut Road, Unaffiliated, School Committee

John Pacheco III, 901 Colwell Road, Republican, State Senator, District 23

David Place, 167 Jefferson Road, Republican, State Representative, District 47

Paul Roselli, 665 Maureen Circle, Democrat, State Senator, District 23

Silvia St. Pierre, 130 Maple Drive, Democrat, School Committee

NRI NOW is offering all local candidates the opportunity to announce their campaigns and platforms. Interested candidates should contact sandy@nrinow.news.

 

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