Politics
8:50 am
Tue October 8, 2013

Woonsocket to Hold Primary Elections in Mayor's Race

A primary election in Woonsocket Tuesday will narrow the field for mayor and city council before the final winners get decided in November.  Incumbent Mayor Leo Fontaine faces three challengers.

Woonsocket voters will reduce the field of city council candidates from 15 to 14. They’ll also cut in half the four candidates running for mayor.

Fontaine, a Republican, has served as Woonsocket’s mayor since 2009.

Democratic state Representative Lisa Baldelli Hunt is considered his most serious opponent. Baldelli Hunt isn’t up for re-election to her state rep’s seat until next year, so she’ll maintain a public office regardless of what happens in the mayor’s race.

Also in the running for mayor are environmental advocate David Fisher and perennial candidate Michael Moniz. The top two finishers among the four mayoral candidates will square off on November 5th.

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