General Background

Occupation: Administrator
Employed by: Johnston
High School: Westerly
College: URI
Graduate School: Rhode Island College

Business & Professional Groups:

General Background

Occupation: Senior Program Representative

Employed by: Electric Boat Division of General Dynamics

High School: Westerly

College: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Our Executive Committee

Public Service Information

Westerly Police Headquarters Building Committee

Westerly High School Renovation Subcommittee, Chairman​

Previous Elected Offices:

Westerly School Committee

Member 2008-2016

Chairman 2010-2016

Robert Ritacco  

Phone: (401) 596-0078
Address: 84 Oak Street, Westerly, RI 02891

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Jon D. Lallo

First Vice Chairman 
Phone: (401) 596-2094
Address: 10 Bayview Drive, Westerly, RI 0289

Diane Chiaradio Bowdy

Phone: (401) 742-4538
Address: 20 Sycamore Drive, Westerly, RI 02891

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Public Service Information

Previous Elected Offices: Town Council (1996-1998)

Public Offices & Appointments:

Chairman Zoning Board
Chairman of Comprehensive Plan Citizens Advisory Committee
Vice Chairman of New Highway Garage Facilities Building Committee
WHS Building Renovation Committee
Coordinator - VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) for IRS -1997 to present

Other: Notary Public

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​Public Service Information

Committee Assignments:
Campaign Committee
Candidate Recruitment Committee

Previous Elected Offices: None

Public Offices & Appointments: Assistant Solicitor of Schools

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David Patten

Phone: (401) 596-1316
Address: 1 Morrone Court, Westerly RI 02891

General Background

Occupation: Accountant
Employed by: Ritacco & Associates Accounting Firm
High School: Westerly
College: Rhode Island College

Business & Professional Groups:

Society of Government Accountants & Auditors
National Society of Accountants
RI Association of Public Accountants
American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers


Ocean Community Chamber of Commerce

Misquamicut Business Association (MBA)
Westerly Yacht Club (Board of Directors)
Elks Lodge (Past President)
Calabrese Club
Bocce Club
Hilltop Social Club

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Public Service Information

Westerly National Little League

Westerly Pee Wee Football

Westerly Youth Basketball League

Public Offices & Appointments:

•Member of Westerly School Committee, Elected 2012

​Public Service Information

Committee Assignments:

Previous Elected Offices:

School Committee

Public Offices & Appointments:

Vice-Chairman of the Rhode Island Principals Committee on Athletics

General Background

Occupation: Vice President for Business Affairs

Employed by: Community College of Rhode Island

High School: Westerly

College: University of Rhode Island

Graduate School: Providence College, MBA

Salve Regina University, CAGS

James E. Murano Jr.

Second Vice Chairman
Phone: (401) 596-2225
Address: 40 Wicklow Road, Westerly, RI 02891

​General Background

Occupation: Attorney
Employed by: Orsinger, Nardone, Lallo & Thomsen
High School: Westerly
College: Bryant University
Graduate School: Thomas M. Cooley School of Law, Villanova University School of Law

Business & Professional Groups:
Estate Planning Council of Rhode Island

The Estate & Tax Planning Council of Eastern Connecticut
American Bar Association
RI Bar Association

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