PORTSMOUTH — More than two dozen Portsmouth residents declared their intention to run for local or statewide office by Wednesday’s 4 p.m. filing deadline.
Dennis M Canario, of 64 Birchwood Drive, is running for re-election to the District 71 House of Representatives seat as a Democrat. He will be opposed by a Republican, Norbert J Rattay, of 28 Cromwell Drive.
Daniel P. Reilly (address unavailable) is a Republican candidate for the District 72 House of Representatives seat.
Christopher S. Ottiano, 10 Kaitlin Place, is running for re-election to the District 11 Senate seat as a Republican. He will be opposed by an independent, Taylor Dame, of 52 Maniton Drive.
Democrats: Running for re-election are James A. Seveney, 72 Macomber Lane; John F. Blaess, 156 Taylor Road; and Michael Buddemeyer, 73 Potomac Road. Also running are Kevin Aguiar, 770 Bristol Ferry Road; Philip T. Driscoll, 169 Immokolee Drive; Leonard B. Katzman, 162 Spring Hill Road; Tasha M. Macgibbon, 47 McCorrie Lane; and Elias Wheeler, 28 Sprague St.
Republicans: Incumbents running for re-election are Ketih E. Hamilton, 134 Soares Drive; and Elizabeth A. Pedro, 15 Pearl St. Also running are former council member Joseph W. Robicheau, 499 Wapping Road; as well as Allen J. Shers, 40 Roger Williams Court.
Independents: Incumbent David M. Gleason, of 63 Massasoit Ave., is running for re-election. Also running as independent are former council member Judith Staven, of 51 Long Meadow Road, who previously ran as a Republican; and Constance L. Harding, of 884 Union St.
Democrats: Running for re-election are incumbents David Croston, 118 Sweet Farm Road; and John Wojichowski; 8 Eyler Drive. Also running is Jessica Lineberger, 30 Windward Drive.
Republicans: Incumbent Thomas R. Vadney, of 5 Brant Road, is running for re-election. Also running are Erica Medley, of 300 West Main Road; and H. Weber Wilson, of 31 Bay View Ave.
Independents: Incumbent Frederick W. Faerber III, of 271 Sprague St., will run for election. Mr. Faerber was appointed to the committee to fill the term of Republican Jonathan H. Harris, who resigned shortly after the last election.
Two candidates will run for the clerk’s position: current Town Clerk Joanne M. Mower, of 100 Belmont Drive, a Republican who was appointed to the job after Kathleen Viera Beaudoin retired last year; and Jennifer M. West, of 205 Redwood Road, a Democrat.