PORTSMOUTH, R.I. — A total of 16 candidates are running for a seat on the Portsmouth Town Council this election year. Each term will last 2 years. Only 7 seats are available on the council.
The 16 candidates below are listed alphabetical by last name. Names are published as they appear on the R.I. Secretary of State website. For more detailed information about each candidate, please click on the candidate’s name (some links are unavailable).
Portsmouth Town Council (2-year term; vote for any 7)
Kevin M. Aguiar (Democrat, current Town Council member)
Debra Cardoza (Republican)
Lawrence J. Fitzmorris (Republican)
David M. Gleason (Independent, current Town Council member)
Keith E. Hamilton (Republican, current Town Council president)
Constance L. Harding (Independent)
Leonard Barry Katzman (Democrat)
Paul Francis Kesson (Republican)
John G. McDaid (Democrat)
John Lane McMahon (Democrat)
Elizabeth A. Pedro (Republican, current Town Council member)
J. Mark Ryan (Democrat)
Judith J. Staven (Independent)
Linda L. Ujifusa (Democrat)
Thomas Richard Vadney (Republican)
Elias J. Wheeler (Democrat)
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