League of Women Voters of South County Seeking Contributions for Candidate Forums | West

WEST – The RI South County League of Women Voters is asking for input from citizens of the West. As in previous election years, the league is gearing up for live candidate forums featuring candidates vying for Westerly City Council, School Board and State Senate District 38.

Comments requested include issues important to Westerly residents and questions the league should ask the city council, school board, state house and state senate candidates.

To take the anonymous survey, visit https://forms.gle/3KVogT9TEpjfEaik7.

Westerly City Council has 10 candidates for seven vacancies: William Aiello (I), Joy Cordio (D), Dylan LaPietra (I), Robert Lombardo (I), Kevin Lowther (D), Mark Melvan (I), Edward Morrone (D), Philip Overton (R), Mary Scialabba D) and Mark Sullivan (I).

The Westerly School Committee has seven candidates for three vacancies: Leslie Dunn (D), Angela Goethals (D), Tim Killam (I), Seth Logan (I), Felix Martinez (I), Michael Ober (D) and Lori Wycall (R).

There are six candidates vying for State Senate District 38 which covers the cities of Charlestown, South Kingstown and Westerly: Sharon Ahern (D), Caswell Cooke Jr. (I), Robert DeVillers (I), Victoria Gu (D), Michael Niemeyer (D) and Westin Place (R). There will be a primary on September 13 for all three Democrats, and only the winner will participate in the league forum.

Sam Azzinaro is running unopposed for re-election as state representative for District 37.

—Sun staff editor

Harry L. Blanchard