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Secretary of State Mollis Updates List of Candidates Who Filed to Run for Office

PROVIDENCE, RI Secretary of State A. Ralph Mollis has posted an updated list of candidates who beat today's 4 p.m. deadline for officially filing for offices ranging from local school committee to U.S. Senate at sos.ri.gov.

Candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate filed their official Declarations of Candidacy with Mollis. Here is the complete list:

Democrat Sheldon Whitehouse of Newport, Republican Benjamin Barrett Hinckley III of Newport and independents Todd Giroux of Bristol, Dany LaPorte of Woonsocket, David J. Slavin of Woonsocket and Christopher D. Reynolds of Providence and Gregory Raposa of Bristol as Vigilant Fox for the U.S. Senate. Democrats David Cicilline of Providence, Anthony Gemma of Lincoln, Ann Marie Delaney of Newport and Christopher F. Young of South Kingstown, Republicans Brendan P. Doherty of Cumberland and Michael J. Donahue of Bristol, independents C. Michael Blake of Pawtucket and David S. Vogel of Providence and Kenneth A. Capalbo of South Kingstown as Unaffiliated for the U.S. House of Representatives in the First District. Democrats Jim Langevin of Warwick and John O. Matson of Hopkinton, Republicans Donald F. Robbio of Cranston, Michael G. Riley of Narragansett, Michael J. Gardiner of Providence and Kara D. Russo of South Kingstown and independent Abel Collins of South Kingstown for the U.S. House of Representatives in the Second District.

Candidates for General Assembly or local office filed with the board of canvassers in the city or town where they are registered to vote.

The list of state and local candidates will not be complete until the local boards finish uploading the names of all the candidates who filed with them during this week's three-day filing period.

The next important milestone in the election calendar occurs from July 3 through July 13, when candidates must collect the signatures of enough eligible voters to officially put them on the ballot. The thresholds range from 50 signatures for some municipal offices to 1,000 signatures for U.S. Senate.

This year there will be contests for many municipal offices, General Assembly, the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate. The statewide primary is Sept. 11 and the general election is Nov. 6.

September's primary will also be the next statewide test of the state's new Voter ID law. Beginning this year, voters will be asked to show an ID when they vote at the polls. Poll workers will accept a wide range of common IDs including a R.I. driver's license, RIPTA bus pass, college ID, employee ID and U.S. passport.

MEDIA CONTACT: Chris Barnett at 222-4293

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Department or agency: Office of the Secretary of State

Online: http://www.sos.ri.gov/

Release date: 06-27-2012

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