Tiverton Helps Itself, but Not Rhode Island
With 100% of the precincts reported, Tiverton put nearly every candidate endorsed by Tiverton Citizens for Change on the Town Council. That should make for a very interesting dynamic. More interesting, although less encouraging, is that the group left the School Committee and the Budget Committee (but for one endorsement) to the opposition. At the very least, one can predict that harmony will not be the keyword of the town for the next two years.
It appears, however, that my fellow townsfolk haven’t applied the local lessons to the state, yet. The typical RI two-thirds sent Walter Felag (D) back to the state senate, while Louis DiPalma (D) was unopposed for his senate seat. In the RI House, incumbent John Edwards (D) retained his seat.
Luckily, although Tiverton went for the Democrat, George Alzaibak, for John Loughlin’s former seat, Republican Dan Gordon appears to have managed a victory by four votes.