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Field takes shape in the race to replace Rep. Schadone

March 12, 2012

Ken Amoriggi, a lawyer and independent candidate, is set to announce his campaign this evening for the seat being given up by state Representative Gregory Schadone of North Providence.

Amoriggi already has a campaign Web site. His campaign announcement is scheduled for Ladder 133 restaurant on Douglas Avenue in Providence at 6:30 pm. Here’s a little background from a news release:

A graduate of North Providence High School, University of Rhode Island and Roger Williams University School of Law, he served as  the first state-wide coordinator for the Juvenile Justice Project. Following a run for the 2010 special election to fill three town council seats in the town, he opened a law office on Charles Street. “This run for the General Assembly is to ensure that the future of North Providence remains as bright as the past by altering the stigma that the General Assembly is incapable of fairly representing the people of Rhode Island.”

The Valley Breeze reports that two Democrats are also seeking Schadone’s seat..

Democrats William O’Brien and David Pellegrino have announced their candidacies in District 54. O’Brien ran unsuccessfully for the seat in 2010. The primary will be held in September.

Schadone, a lawyer, first won election to the House in 1998. He unsuccessfully challenged Gordon Fox for the speakership in 2010, and announced plans last year to not seek re-election.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. beth permalink
    May 31, 2012 1:45 pm

    William O’Brien, who lost to Schadone in the Democratic primary in 2010, 1,355 votes or 55.8 percent to 1,074 votes or 44.2 percent, has already held two fund-raiser to replenish his campaign funds, party members said Monday. O’Brien is perceived to be the favorite to take the seat.

  2. Captin obvious permalink
    July 22, 2012 8:25 am

    It seems to me that Pellegrino has more money less liabilities and more signatures. Not sure how losing an election makes someone a front runner.

  3. beth permalink
    January 8, 2013 5:46 pm

    Captin: O’Brien won that obvious

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