The East Providence Republican City Committee will be holding two signature parties to help East Providence Republican and GOP-backed independent candidates qualify for the ballot in the 2012 elections. ANY REGISTERED VOTER in East Providence (you do not have to be a Republican) is welcome to come by to sign the nomination papers for the candidates listed below. In the case of district or ward races, you must reside in that particular district or ward in order to sign that candidate’s nomination papers.
Signature Party #1 will be held on MONDAY, July 9th, at the home of Kathy and Steve Santos, 4 Thurston Street, in RIVERSIDE, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. FREE refreshments will be provided.
Signature Party #2 will be held on TUESDAY, July 10th at the DOHERTY FOR CONGRESS Campaign HQ, 225 Newman Avenue, in RUMFORD, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. FREE refreshments will be provided.
You are encouraged to sign as many candidates’ nomination papers which you are eligible to sign, depending upon exactly where you reside in East Providence. Nomination papers will be available for:
Benjamin “Barry” Hinckley – Candidate for US Senate
Col. Brendan Doherty – Candidate for US House in the First District
David Sullivan – Candidate for RI House in District 63
Stephanie Sivalingam – Candidate for RI House District 65
Manfred “Fred” Diel – Candidate for RI House District 66
Sen. David Bates – Incumbent for RI Senate District 32
Ronald R. Warr, Jr. – Candidate for School Committee At-Large
Elizabeth Ava Clupny – Candidate for School Committee Ward 1
Curtis J. Greene, Jr. – Candidate for School Committee Ward 4
Steven E. Santos – Candidate for City Council At-Large
James A. Briden – Candidate for City Council Ward 1
Federal, state, and local candidates only have until Friday, July 13th to obtain the required number of signatures for their nomination papers in order to appear on the ballot this fall. Please make an effort to stop by at any time between 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on either Monday or Tuesday to sign the papers. Nomination papers for all of the listed candidates will be available at both of our upcoming events. Thank you.
Robert S. Carlin, Jr.
Chairman, East Providence Republican City Committee
The East Providence Republican City Committee will hold its next meeting on Monday, June 25th, 2012 at 7:00 pm. The meeting will be held at 4 Thurston Street, in Riverside. Refreshments will be available.
A more detailed agenda will be mailed out to city committee members. However, as June 25th is the first day of the three day “declaration of candidacy” period, you can expect it to include discussion of the candidacies of those who plan on running for local and state offices in 2012.
Contact: EPGOP Chair Robert Carlin at 345-6608 or e-mail us at RSVP [at] epgop [dot] org.
THIS MEETING IS OPEN TO ANY REGISTERED REPUBLICAN VOTER IN EAST PROVIDENCE.
The East Providence Republican City Committee will be hosting a multi-city GOP Presidential Candidate Signature Party and “Florida Primary” Straw Poll on Tuesday, January 31st. The event will be held at the Santa Maria Cultural Center (Holy Ghost Brotherhood Mariense), at 846 Broadway, in East Providence from 7:00 P.M. to 10:00 P.M.
Registered voters who live in East Providence, Providence, Pawtucket, or Barrington are invited to stop by our FREE event to sign the nomination papers for all of the GOP candidates for President (Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum, Ron Paul, Newt Gingrich, etc.). To get on the ballot in RI for the April 24th primary, each candidate must obtain at least 1,000 valid signatures by February 2nd. Please note that you are not required to be a Republican to sign the candidates’ nomination papers, just a currently registered voter.
Those attending may also “vote” for their favorite GOP presidential candidate in our Florida Primary Straw Poll ($1 per vote), as well as watch the results of the Florida Primary as they come in. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the candidates, local campaigns, and our city committee. Speakers include new RI Republican Party Chair Mark Zaccaria. There will be a cash bar, as well as complimentary snacks available. This event is free and open to the public.
For more information, contact EPGOP Chair Bob Carlin at chair [at] epgop [dot] org or 345-6608.
The East Providence Republican City Committee will hold its biennial reorganization meeting on Thursday, January 27, 2011 at 7:30 pm. The meeting will be held at the Santa Maria Cultural Center, at 846 Broadway, in East Providence. Expect the meeting to run about 1 to 1 1/2 hours. A cash bar and refreshments will be available.
A more detailed agenda will be mailed out to current city committee members. However, you can expect it to include the following:
Recap of 2010 election results
Important revisions to the EPGOP bylaws
Nomination and Election of City Committee officers for 2011 – 2013 term.
Election of 5 Delegates and 5 Alternates to the Rhode Island Republican State Central Committee.
Appointment of additional city committee members
We also expect to hear brief presentations from some of the candidates who are running for RIGOP offices, for their elections to be held in March.
Any questions can be directed to EPGOP Chair Bob Carlin at chair [at] epgop [dot] org or 345-6608 or to myself. Thank you.
At our recent Fantastic Fall Fundraiser, among other things, we conducted a 2012 Presidential Straw Poll. For a small fee, anyone could “buy votes” for their favorite candidate. Obviously, this kind of poll is not scientific, but it does tend to show depth of early support among people who participated, since they are being asked to part with their own money. Only candidates who received “votes,” as well as write-ins are listed below.
Congratulations to former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney on his very convincing “win.” Here are the “official” results from the polling:
50.4% – Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney
22% – Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin
13% – Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal
7% – EPGOP Treasurer Will Ricci *
3% – Rhode Island Governor Donald Carcieri
2% – Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee
1.3% – Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty
1.3% – Texas Congressman Dr. Ron Paul
* Unbeknownst to him until after balloting has ended, Will was the recipient of some write-in votes. Will wants to make it very clear that he did not vote for himself, nor does he have any plans to run for president in 2012 or any year thereafter. However, he is flattered to have placed 4th, especially considering his much more well-known “competition.”