DePasquale joins District 68 race

Warren Town Council president joins Hunt, Speakman, Sweeney and Tyska

By Ted Hayes
Posted 12/6/18

Another candidate is throwing his hat into the ring, seeking to claim the District 68 seat vacated Wednesday by Laufton Ascencao.Joseph DePasquale, the president of the Warren Town Council, confirmed …

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DePasquale joins District 68 race

Warren Town Council president joins Hunt, Speakman, Sweeney and Tyska

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Another candidate is throwing his hat into the ring, seeking to claim the District 68 seat vacated Wednesday by Laufton Ascencao.

Independent Joseph DePasquale, the president of the Warren Town Council, confirmed Thursday afternoon that he plans to run for the seat. He joins hopefuls June Speakman (D) and William Hunt (L) of Warren and Andy Tyska and Timothy Sweeney, both Democrats, of Bristol.

“I believe I’ve shown an interest in representing Warren at the state level,” he said. “I’d like to continue and bring what I’ve learned in my 16 years of service to District 68.

Mr. DePaquale, of 54 Central St., previously ran against Jan Malik when he lived in Warren’s District 67. He’s lived in District 68 for about four or five years now, he said, and he believes the vacancy is a good opportunity for him to represent Warren and Bristol at a higher level.

“I’m definitely a proven elected official and a candidate who thinks that Warren and Bristol can do better than we’ve had.”

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