Boudreau files for First Warden

Mon, 06/22/2020 - 4:00pm
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Second Warden André Boudreau announced that he will be running for First Warden in November.

“This morning, with the full support of many of you and, more importantly, my family, I filed the necessary paperwork to run for office as your First Warden,” Boudreau said in an announcement he issued this morning. “I look forward to engaging you and discussing how together we can build on the successes of the past and build and maintain a future that we can all be proud of.”

The Block Island Times spoke with First Warden Ken Lacoste to see if he had any reactions or thoughts to share on Boudreau’s announcement. 

“I only heard about it about two hours ago, I haven’t had a full chance to digest it. Obviously, he’s been Second Warden for two years, it’s a natural progression of things when you are in that position,” said Lacoste. 

When asked if he was considering running for First Warden, Lacoste answered “Yes, I will be considering running for First Warden.” 

Forms to declare candidacy for public office can be found at sos.ri.gov, click on Elections and Voting link and then on the General Election icon in the middle of the page. Declaration of Candidacy forms can be downloaded from there. (Or cut and paste this: https://vote.sos.ri.gov/Content/Pdfs/Calendar/Declaration%20of%20Candidacy.pdf.

Forms must be filed at New Shoreham Town Hall by Thursday, June 24 by 4 p.m.