Five run for three seats

Sunday Times Newspapers

RIVERVIEW – Five candidates will face off for three council seats Tuesday.

Incumbents Lynn Blanchette, Thomas Coffey and Elmer Trombley are seeking their current seats. Challenging them are William Prucknic and David Ryan.

Prucknic, a 35-year resident of the city, has owned his own construction company for the past 30 years. He said he ran because he felt the city needed new, fresh ideas from political newcomers.

He said if elected, he would work to re-evaluate the current budget, combine city services and seek additional quotes for current services.

“I will listen to people and welcome fresh ideas,” he said. “I’m different than the other candidates because I can handle criticism.”

Ryan, a former aerospace engineer, said he ran for office because he felt the current administration was not listening to the concerns of many residents.

Coffey, Trombley and Blanchette did not respond to emails seeking comment for this story by press time.

In the school board race, incumbents Amy Laura-Frazier and Robyn Vitale are running against James Joseph Makowski, Vernon Lee Dunn Jr. and Gary Richard O’Brien Jr. for two four-year terms and one two-year term.