Election 2016: Town Council Race

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 Aguiar

Kevin M. Aguiar (Democrat, current Town Council member) 

Debra Cardoza

Debra Cardoza (Republican) 

Larry Fitzmorris

Lawrence J. Fitzmorris (Republican) 

David M. Gleason

David M. Gleason (Independent, current Town Council member) 

Keith E. Hamilton

Keith E. Hamilton (Republican, current Town Council president) 

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Constance L. Harding (Independent) 

Leonard Barry Katzman

Leonard Barry Katzman (Democrat) 

Paul Francis Kesson

Paul Francis Kesson (Republican) 

John G. McDaid

John G. McDaid (Democrat) 

John Lane McMahon

John Lane McMahon (Democrat) 

Elizabeth A. Pedro

Elizabeth A. Pedro (Republican, current Town Council member) 

J. Mark Ryan

J. Mark Ryan (Democrat) 

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Judith J. Staven (Independent) 

Linda Ujifusa

Linda L. Ujifusa (Democrat) 

Thomas Vadney

Thomas Richard Vadney (Republican) 

Elias J. Wheeler

Elias J. Wheeler (Democrat)

A Note from the Publisher

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