Who’s running for what in Barrington

There will be primaries for town council and general assembly seats

By Josh Bickford
Posted 6/30/22

There will be plenty of new faces running for political office in Barrington this year.

And it appears there will be a number of primary elections also. 

Five people filed their …

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Who’s running for what in Barrington

There will be primaries for town council and general assembly seats

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There will be plenty of new faces running for political office in Barrington this year.

And it appears there will be a number of primary elections also. 

Five people filed their declaration papers to run for the Barrington Town Council. There will be two available seats (Jacob Brier and Michael Carroll are not running for re-election), and there are three Democrats interested in the openings: Anthony Arico, Kathleen Berard and Braxton Medlin. 

Ray Clark and Jarrod Ryan are Republicans running for the council seats.

There will not be a primary election for the Barrington School Committee openings. Incumbents Gina Bae and Erika Sevetson are not running for re-election, and there are two Independent candidates (Frazier Bell and TJ Peck) and two Democrats (Margaret Reid and Rudy Seber) running for those seats. 

There are plenty of candidates interested in filling Barrington’s General Assembly seats. 

Five people are running for the District 32 (Barrington, East Providence and Bristol) Senate seat: Democrats Susannah Holloway and Pam Lauria, Republican Rhonda Holmes, and Independents Ken Marshall and Steven Shuman. There will be a Democratic primary for the District 32 seat.

Initially there were four candidates interested in the District 66 (Barrington and East Providence) seat in the RI House of Representatives. But late Wednesday night, June 29, Barrington resident Mark Tracy, a Democrat, announced he would not be pursuing the House seat. 

“I have decided not to pursue my candidacy for State Representative any further,” Tracy wrote in a press release. “Given the recent appalling rulings by the Supreme Court of The United States, I feel it is time for Democrats to come together in a united front marshaling all of our collective resources to protect our human rights.”

Those who filed declaration papers for the District 66 seat are Independent Sam Read, Democrat Jennifer Boylan, and Republican Steven Santos. Read and Boylan are Barrington residents and Santos is a Riverside resident.

Rep. Jason Knight, a Democrat, is running for re-election to the District 67 (Barrington and Warren) House seat. Meanwhile, there will be a primary election between Republicans Scott Fuller and Ronald Jarvais Jr. 

Barrington Town Council (2 seats available)

Anthony Arico — Democrat

Kathleen Berard — Democrat

Raymond Clark — Republican

Braxton Medlin — Democrat

Jarrod Ryan — Republican

Barrington School Committee (2 seats available)

William Frazier Bell — Independent

Thomas J. Peck — Independent

Margaret Reid — Democrat

Hakan Rudy Seber — Democrat

Moderator

Richard Staples — Democrat

RI House of Representatives

District 66

Jennifer Boylan — Democrat

Sam Read — Independent

Steven Santos — Republican

District 67

Scott Fuller — Republican

Ronald Jarvais Jr. — Republican

Jason Knight — Democrat

RI Senate

District 32

Susannah Holloway — Democrat

Rhonda Holmes — Republican

Pam Lauria — Democrat

Ken Marshall — Independent

Steven Michael Shuman — Independent

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