On Tuesday, Sept. 11, registered Democrats and Independents are asked to select the candidates they want to appear on the ballot for the November general election. Locally, town council chairman and endorsed candidate, Ken Marshall, and Warren resident, John Hanley, are seeking support to become the District 68 State Representative to replace outgoing Rep. Richard Morrison.
With town council vice chairman, David Barboza, and town councilor, Antonio Teixeira, both running for the town administrator position being vacated by Diane Mederos, three of the five town council seats will be left vacant, while incumbent Republicans, Halsey Herreshoff and Mary Parella seek re-election.
Below are the Democratic town council hopefuls who are asking for voter support in the Sept. 11 Democratic primary.
2 Stephen Drive
I am running for office because I believe that I can make a difference. There are important issues that must be dealt with over the next two years. Additional pension funding requirements and reduced school aid by the state will place a burden on us all. My business experience will be useful in dealing with these challenges.
17 Fesser Ave.
I am a third generation Bristolian, a husband, and a father of 2 beautiful children. I love Bristol. I have seen Bristol change a lot over 42 years. Some good, some not. My professional experience in management, finance, and sales, along with my 6 1/2 years on the Bristol Planning Board can make certain the positives flourish and the negatives be improved on.
73 Franklin St.
I am seeking support from the voters of Bristol in the Democratic primary. Your help will give me the opportunity, once again, to seek election to the Bristol town council in November. As an endorsed Democratic candidate, I am asking my fellow Democrats and the Independent voters of Bristol to aid me in my quest. Thank you and please take the time to vote on primary day.
Stephen P. Katz
42 River St.
I’m running for Bristol town council because I want to give back to our wonderful town and help it continue as the place where people want to live, dine and shop. I bring 32 years of business leadership experience. Currently, I am director of sales for a Rhode Island company.
21 Kingswood Rd.
I served 18 years on the Bristol town council, 12 as chairman. I always based my decisions honestly on what was best for Bristol. My experience is invaluable and so important in this election because of the number of councilmen who will be leaving. I respectfully ask for your vote.
Edward P. Stuart, Jr.
31 Birchwood Rd.
It is with great enthusiasm and pride that I humbly ask for your vote on primary day, September 11th. Bristol is characterized by financial stability, high performing schools, and prestigious municipal services. I will bring integrity, foresight, and accountability to our town. Let’s continue to work collaboratively to preserve our extraordinary community.
Timothy E. Sweeney
82 Church St.
Timothy Sweeney will bring his love of Bristol and his business and financial experience to work as part of a team on the council. In hard times for Rhode Island, town administrator, Diane Mederos, and the council leave us a fantastic foundation. Sweeney will work to keep Bristol moving forward.