NEWPORT — Newport City Council member Dick Beemer changed his mind today after announcing two weeks ago that he wouldn’t seek a second term of office.
Beemer, 78, said following a noon executive session on another matter that he decided to run again after being urged by others to file for the Nov. 4 election, when three positions will be on the ballot.
“City council members and some city employees, people I really respect, asked me to file for re-election,” Beemer said. “I decided it was in the best interests of the city to give the people a choice.”
Bill Bain, a former councilor and mayor for the city, filled last week for the council – joining council members David Allen and Mark Saelens as candidates.
The three candidates with the most votes will fill the three positions, which are open at the end of this year.
Mayor Sandy Roumagoux and council member Dean Sawyer have filed for the two-year mayor position. If Sawyer is elected, the council would appoint a replacement for the final two years of his term.
The deadline for filing for the city positions is at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26.For the complete article see the 08-27-2014 issue.
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