Politics
11:17 am
Tue November 5, 2013

Woonsocket And Central Falls Hold Local Elections

Tuesday’s Election Day in Woonsocket and Central Falls where a number of municipal offices are up for grabs.

Voters head to the polls in Woonsocket and Central Falls for local elections.
Voters head to the polls in Woonsocket and Central Falls for local elections.
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The most hotly contested race is in Woonsocket where Mayor Leo Fontaine is fending off a challenge from State Representative Lisa Baldelli-Hunt.  She got three times as many votes as he did in the October 8th primary, turning the Mayor into an underdog.  The two have debated five times in recent weeks.

In addition to the mayoral race, Woonsocket voters will choose seven city councilors from 14 candidates.

In Central Falls, Mayor James Diossa is running unopposed for a second term.  All five city council seats are also up for grabs, but only two of the races are contested.

Polls in both communities open at 7 am and close at 8pm.