By Sue Ellen Woodcock
So far it looks like election races are heating up for councillors in Revere and for the School Committee as well.
In the councillor-at-large race there are 10 candidates for five seats. Dimple Rana has pulled papers and jumped into the ring. Joining her in a run against incumbents will be Nicholas Moulaison, David Jose Ramos, former mayor Dan Rizzo and Wayne Rose. The incumbents for councillor-at-large are Jessica Giannino, Robert Haas Jr., Steven Morabito, George Rotondo and Anthony Zambuto.
In the Ward races there is a challenger for everyone except in Ward 4 and Ward 6 where incumbents Patrick Keefe and Charles Patch Sr. look to be alone.
In Ward 1, Cheryl Whittredge will challenge Joanne McKenna. In Ward 2, Ira Novoselsky is being challenged by Sebastian Giuseppe Mancuso. In Ward 3, Anthony Cogliandro is challenging incumbent Arthur Guinasso and in Ward 5, John Powers is being challenged by Eric Lampedecchio.
In the School Committee race there are eight candidates vying for six positions. Challengers Maria Monserrath Hood and Albert Terminiello will go up against incumbents Michael Ferrante, Susan Gravellese, Dan Maguire, Stacey Rizzo, Frederick Sannella, and Carol Tye.
Candidates have until July 11 to submit signatures for certification by the Elections Department.
Jason Tait, director of Communications and Public Education from the Office of Campaign and Political Finance, will host a training session at 6 p.m. on June 27 at Revere City Hall in the Council Chambers.
Tait will provide an overview of the Campaign Finance Laws, the role of the municipal candidate, review of the organization and disclosure forms, filing deadlines and receipts and expenses so that all candidates will file the correct disclosure reports. Candidates can register for the meeting in the Election Office by noon on June 23.
During the last municipal election in 2015 there were 25,544 registered voters with 10,412 ballots cast. In the Councillor at Large race Giannino topped the ticket with 5,437 votes, followed closely with 4,576 votes for Rotondo. No one was contested in the ward races and Powers drew the most interest with 1,434 votes.
In the School Committee race of 2015, Carol Tye topped the ticket with 4,701 votes followed by Ferrante with 4,477 votes and Gravellese with 4,160 votes.