Narragansett Town Council Chaos: Cicilline-Buonanno to Remain on Ballot

Monday, October 29, 2018


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The Rhode Island Board of Elections on Monday voted to uphold the Narragansett Board of Canvassers' decision not to accept the letter from Town Council President Susan Cicilline-Buonanno quitting the council race. 

On October 18, GoLocal was first to report that Cicilline-Buonanno sent a letter to Town Clerk Anne Irons saying she had decided not to run for re-election

On October 23, the Board of Canvassers voted not to accept the letter.

"The [Board of Elections] upheld the Board of Canvassers decision. They did not accept the letter as unsigned," said Town Manager James Manni, who was at the Board of Elections on Monday. "The BoE upheld that decision."

Neither Narragansett Board of Canvassers Clerk Kathy Craig nor Board of Elections Deputy Director of Elections Miguel Nunez responded to press inquiries on Monday; Cicilline-Buonanno did not respond to request for comment. 

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In August, GoLocalProv broke the story that Cicilline-Buonanno was pulled over on live national TV.

VIDEO: Councilwoman Cicilline-Buonanno Pulled Over On National TV

Narragansett Town Council President Susan Cicilline-Buonanno was pulled over on live national television under suspicion of driving under the influence on Friday.

Cicilline-Buonanno is the sister of United States Congressman David Cicilline.

A&E Live PD started shooting with Warwick Police earlier this year.

On Friday night, host Dan Abrams says that Cicilline-Buonanno has “already admitted to drinking.”

Cicilline-Buonanno received instruction from her brother David Cicilline immediately following the stop, as to how to respond to the press. 

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