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Would-be House of Representatives District-68 winner Laufton Ascencao misspent thousands of dollars in campaign contributions and a private organization's funds during his successful campaign for the … more
Riding a wave of progressive momentum, Warren resident June Speakman handily defeated Richard Ruggiero in Tuesday’s District 68 Democratic primary, earning 652 votes to Mr. Ruggiero’s 238. The … more
Warren and Bristol residents, don't forget to vote in Tuesday's Democratic primary for the District 68 House of Representatives seat. Voters in Warren cast their ballots at Kickemuit Village; in … more
As your State Representative I see a need to communicate respectfully with other state leaders to focus on serious issues that affect our constituents. Issues like affordable housing for our seniors, … more
Serving in the Rhode Island General Assembly brings overlapping responsibilities: representing the people of District 68, and working collaboratively with the other representatives on policies that … more
The race for the House of Representatives District 68 seat is down to five hopefuls, after three candidates in Warren and two in Bristol filed nomination papers with their respective boards of … more
Independent Nicki Ann Tyska of Bristol has dropped out of the race for the House of Representatives District 68 seat, just four days after declaring her intent to run for office.“I have decided … more
The race for the House of Representatives District 68 seat left open by the departure this month of disgraced Representative-elect Laufton Ascencao took several unexpected turns Friday, when seven … more
Warren Democrat June Speakman released this statement Monday, Dec. 17:WARREN, RI – Warren resident June Speakman, Professor of Political Science at RWU, announced today that she is a candidate … more
A special election to fill the District 68 House of Representatives seat vacated by Laufton Ascencao will be held next March, following the acceptance of Mr. Ascencao’s official letter of … more
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