EAST GREENWICH — There were some changes in various elections within the town Tuesday evening. But one area of government will remain the same for the next two years.
The Town Council.
All five sitting members of the Council – all Republicans – earned new two-year terms after Tuesday’s general election, with one earning his first official term and will be at the forefront of making decisions that will affect East Greenwich going forward.
“We had great candidates, all of the six Town Council candidates were fabulous,” said Bradford Bishop, who earned his first term on the Town Council Tuesday night. “East Greenwich wins with this decision.”
Michael Isaacs, the Town Council president, received a fifth term on the Council and was the top vote-getter in the town with 4,206 total votes – or 18.6 percent. Isaacs won all five voting districts – Frenchtown School, East Greenwich High School, Hanaford School, Swift Community Center and Cole Middle School – in East Greenwich. Jeffrey Cianciolo is returning for a second term with the Town Council and had the second-highest vote total with 3,890, or 17.2 percent.
Michael Kiernan wasn’t too far behind his fellow incumbent in Cianciolo in earning 3,875 total votes and the same percentage as Cianciolo at 17.2 percent. Mark Watkins Gee, like Cianciolo, won a second term on the Town Council by earning 3,858 votes, the fourth-highest out of the five available seats.
Bradford Bishop, who was the sitting member of the Council finishing the term of the late Henry Boezi and the former chairman of the East Greenwich Planning Board, won over enough votes to gain the fifth and final seat, receiving 3,526 total votes (15.6 percent) on Tuesday.
“I’m ready to go,” Bishop said. “I had a great head start and now I really get to do this for real. I’m looking forward to this. This is great. For the next two years, I can’t wait.”
Jean Ann Guliano, the Moderate candidate, came in sixth with 3,161 total votes, or 14 percent.