Block Island Times

Candidates file for town offices

Second Warden André Boudreau will be running for First Warden against incumbent Ken Lacoste in November, and councilor Sven Risom has filed papers to run for Second Warden. That race will be unopposed.
For the three remaining council seats, incumbents Martha Ball and Chris Willi are running again, and island residents Keith Stover (Dem.) and Mark Emmanuelle (Ind.) filed papers for Town Council seats. Emmanuelle has previously been on the council.
Boudreau announced his decision on Monday, June 22.
“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. “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

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