Mike Rodrigues is running unopposed in his 8th district race. Kevin Aguiar is facing John Rodrigues in the 7th district race. In a field of dull, uninspiring camapaigns, Rodrigues has made a truly lackluster effort. So far what I know best about John Rodrigues is that he doesn't even take his candidacy seriously. There is little doubt that it will be Kevin who will face CJ Ferry in November.
The one truly interesting race is in the 6th district race. Incumbent David Sullivan is facing a challenge from City Councilor Linda Pereira. Now personally I like Dave Sullivan. I admire the fact that Dave has taken some very unpopular stances in the past, such as when he stood alone in his opposition to tearing down Watuppa Heights. I admire the fact that Dave was willing to stand for what he believed, despite it not being popular or politically savvy. Much has been made about Dave not being in any leadership positions, but how much leadership do you really have when you are beholden to others to get those positions?
With the prediction of low voter turnout tomorrow it's crucial that if you're even thinking about voting that you get out there and do it. A low voter turnout simply allows the minority to speak for the majority. Before heading to the voting booth read everything you can about the candidates running and make the best, more informed choice you can.
I hope the following links prove informative and helpful.
From the Herald News:
From the O Jornal:
From the Fall River Community Blog:
From Fall River-tastic