Dates set for special election to replace Cicilline in Congress

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — Gov. Dan McKee announced Wednesday the dates for the special election to replace Rep. David Cicilline in Congress.

The primary election will be held Tuesday, Sept. 5 and the general election is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 7.

“Members of Congress play key roles in ensuring that Rhode Island is represented in Washington, D.C. and we want to ensure Rhode Islanders are participating in selecting their next representative,” said McKee.

The 1st Congressional District seat opened after Cicilline said in February he was resigning from Congress this summer to serve as the new president and CEO of the Rhode Island Foundation.

At the moment, Lt. Gov. Sabina Matosstate Sen. Sandra Cano, state Rep. Nathan Biah, Providence City Councilor John Goncalves, former Gov. Gina Raimondo’s staffer, Nick Autiello, and Republican-turned-Democrat Allen Waters have filed to run for the seat.

According to the Secretary of State’s Office, candidates have until June 30 to declare their candidacy.

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