Seekonk GOP Backs Viera, Parker in Selectmen Election

The five candidates participated in a forum at the Seekonk Library on Saturday.

An incumbent and a former selectman recently received endorsements from the Seekonk Republican Committee for the .

Following a forum on Saturday at the featuring the five candidates, the committee voted to back Dave Parker, current selectmen chairman, and David Viera, a former selectman and town fire chief. 

"The committee feels these candidates best reflect the views of the committee," the Seekonk Republicans wrote in a press release.

Also competing in the election for two three-year seats are Bob Blanchard and Gary Sagar, who are running as a team, and Nelson Almeida. 

Brian Freitas and Mitch Vieira, who are running for two open seats on the School Committee, also participated in the forum and received endorsements. Write-in candidate Jeffrey Starr Mararian did not attend the event.

In addition, the committee endorsed Paul Buckley, who is running unopposed for re-election to the Board of Assessors. 

The candidates will appear at on March 29 at .

Election Day is April 2. Voting will take place at Seekonk High from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Nelson Almeida March 24, 2012 at 09:10 PM
Just to prove how candidates say their bringing respect to the board and there not. Today I received alot of calls stating blanchard/sagar campaign committee is hanging political signs on mailboxes which is total a federal crime. The Nelson Almeida campaign would never stoop so low
deb of see-attleboro March 24, 2012 at 10:06 PM
Nelson: Since the tax split does not change the amount of revenue the town takes in, my question is philosophical in nature. As for signs on mailboxes, I am quite sure none of the candidates would so openly and notoriously break a federal law. A few years ago just prior to an election, a PAC tacked signs on telephone poles all over Seekonk. When a few citizens cried foul, they came down. It was annoying, but by then most voters had already made up there minds. And there is always the possibility of dirty tricks. I recall a year when one selectman allegedly forwarded another selectman's mail. Welcome to Seekonk!!
Nelson Almeida March 24, 2012 at 10:12 PM
Federal law is nothing can be inside or attached to mailboxes. We will see the outcome. As for any feature questions you may have for me. Feel free to call me at 1-401-369-0701 and we can sit together and chat. Thank you
deb of see-attleboro March 24, 2012 at 10:20 PM
Correction: I am quite sure none of the candidates would INTENTIONALLY break a federal law.
nucky thomson March 29, 2012 at 10:09 PM
your a good reagan conservative but , your stil nuts


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