2020 Candidate Forum Videos

Local and State Primary Forums 2020, Newport RI

These presentations are brought to you by a collaboration between the Alliance for a Livable Newport, East Bay TV, Greater Newport Chamber of Commerce, League of Women Voters, Newport Buzz, Newport This Week, and WADK.

The purpose of the collaboration is to inform Newport County Voters.

The positions held by any one of them do not represent the viewpoints or opinions of others in the group. The Alliance for Livable Newport, the League of Women Voters, and Newport This Week are non-partisan and do not endorse candidates.

Sixth in a series of candidate forums for the 2020 election, this video features 9 of 10 candidates for Newport School Committee.

Fifth in a series of candidate forums for the 2020 election, this features the second group, eight of 17, candidates for Middletown Town Council.

  • Top row (left to right): Moderator – Evan Smith, Host – Newport This Week, Lawrence Frank
  • Second row: Jim Miller, Timers – League of Women Voters, Paul Rodrigues & Theresa Santos (shared screen)
  • Bottom row: Dan Titus, Barbara vonVillas, Katie Ventura
  • On the phone (not pictured): Antone Viveiros

Fourth in a series of candidate forums for the 2020 election, this features candidates nine of 17 candidates for the Middletown Town Council.

  • Top row (left to right): Timers – League of Women Voters, Host – Newport This Week, Thomas Welch, Audrey MacLeod-Pfeiffer
  • Second row: Dennis Turano, Chris Logan, Moderator – Heather Strout, Greg Huet & Art Weber (shared screen)
  • Bottom row: Bob Sylvia, Tom Heaney, Terri Flynn
  • Newport City Council At Large Group 1:
  • Moderator Jill Kassiss – League of Women Voters (recorded Wed. Aug. 19)
  • Newport City Council At Large Group 2:
  • Moderator Bruce Newbury – WADK host (recorded Thurs. Aug. 20)

Candidates for Newport City Council At Large who have primary races on Sept. 8:

  • Jamie Bova
  • Lynn Underwood Ceglie
  • Beth Cullen
  • Olga H. Enger
  • Elizabeth Fuerte
  • Derek Grinkin
  • William Kimes
  • Meagan Landry
  • Justin McLaughlin
  • Kevin Michaud
  • Jeanne-Marie Napolitano
  • Susan Taylor
  • Newport City Council Ward 3:
  • Moderator Christian Winthrop – Newport Buzz (recorded Thurs. Aug. 20)

Candidates for Newport City Council Ward 3 who have primary races on Sept. 8:

  • Rachel Hussey
  • Kate Leonard
  • Paul Marshall

Our first in a series of candidate forums for the 2020 election, this video recorded August 6, 2020 features candidates for General Assembly in Newport County.

Candidates for the General Assembly who have primary races on Sept. 8:

  • John Edwards – District 71
  • Michelle McGaw – District 71
  • Terri-Denise Cortvriend – District 72
  • Christopher Semonelli – District 72
  • Henry “Rick” Lombardi – District 74
  • Deborah Ruggiero – District 74

Moderated by Joe Pratt, Executive Director of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Newport County, a Chamber Board Member and Chair of the Chamber’s Government Affairs Committee.

Candidate Forums 2020 | Newport, RI

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