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Non-partisan election will stay, for now

July 21, 2014

COVENTRY— The November election will continue as a nonpartisan election as decided upon at the Coventry Town Council meeting Monday evening. In a 2-1 vote, with council member Karen Carlson voting not to put candidates’ affiliation on the ballot and Council President Gary Cote and Vice President Kerry McGee voting to change it back to a partisan election, listing the candidate’s party association, it appeared that the upcoming elections would list party affiliations.
The town charter, however, states there must be three votes to approve or deny a motion during a council meeting and since member Gregory Laboissonniere was not in attendance due to a recent surgery, the motion did not carry. The District 5 seat vacated by Ted Jendzejec remains empty.

For more of this story pick up a copy of The Coventry Courier.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
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