Jon Brien en Casey ruled eligible to run by US Office of Special Counsel <p>Stephen Casey, the Woonsocket firefighter who defeated state Representative Jon Brien in a Democratic&nbsp;primary last month, has been ruled eligible to run by the <a href="">US Office of Special Counsel</a>. The ruling comes after Brien <a href="">argued the Hatch Act precluded Casey </a>from being a candidate.</p> Wed, 24 Oct 2012 06:25:26 +0000 Ian Donnis 8655 at Speaker Fox calls Brien’s Hatch Act complaint baseless <p>The General Assembly has long been populated with public employees — police officers, firefighters, and teachers — so the Hatch Act complaint described by state Representative Jon Brien has no small significance.</p><p>Larry Berman, the spokesman for House Speaker Gordon Fox, says the House leadership believes Stephen Casey is on solid ground <a href="">in&nbsp;rebutting Brien’s complaint</a>.</p> Thu, 27 Sep 2012 18:01:00 +0000 Ian Donnis 8535 at Casey calls Brien’s Hatch Act complaint without merit <p>Woonsocket firefighter <a href="">Stephen Casey</a>, who beat state Representative Jon Brien in the September 11 primary, says he thinks <a href="">Brien’s charge of a Hatch Act violation </a>is all wet.</p> Thu, 27 Sep 2012 17:04:49 +0000 Ian Donnis 8536 at Brien charges his primary opponent was ineligible due to a Hatch Act violation <p>Outgoing state Representative <a href="">Jon Brien</a>, who lost his seat in the September 11 primary to Woonsocket firefighter Stephen Casey, charged today&nbsp;that Casey was ineligible to run to a federal Hatch Act violation. Brien says the violation is based on how Casey is employed by a department that receives federal funding.</p> Thu, 27 Sep 2012 16:10:40 +0000 Ian Donnis 8540 at Five reasons why Jon Brien thinks his write-in campaign will be different <div class="entry clear"><p><a href=""><img alt="" class="alignleft size-medium wp-image-7513" src=";h=225" title="Jon Brien 09-20-12" height="225" width="300"></a>WOONSOCKET – State Representative <a href="">Jon Brien</a>, upset by Democrat&nbsp;<a href="">Stephen Casey&nbsp;</a>in the September&nbsp;1 Thu, 20 Sep 2012 17:22:06 +0000 Ian Donnis 8575 at Jon Brien set for a statewide run in 2014? <div class="entry clear"><p><a href=""><img alt="" class="alignleft size-medium wp-image-7497" src=";h=300" title="Jon Brien1" height="300" width="225"></a>State Representative <a href="">Jon Brien</a>, the <a href=" Wed, 19 Sep 2012 16:31:43 +0000 Ian Donnis 8578 at