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  

Chairman
Phone: (401) 596-0078
Email: robert.ritacco@verizon.net
Address: 84 Oak Street, Westerly, RI 02891

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Jon D. Lallo

First Vice Chairman 
Phone: (401) 596-2094
email: jdl@onltlaw.com
Address: 10 Bayview Drive, Westerly, RI 0289

Diane Chiaradio Bowdy

Secretary
Phone: (401) 742-4538
email: dbowdy@verizon.net
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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Committee Assignments:
Campaign Committee
Candidate Recruitment Committee


Previous Elected Offices: None

Public Offices & Appointments: Assistant Solicitor of Schools

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David Patten

Treasurer
Phone: (401) 596-1316
email: david.patten@cox.net
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

Organizations:

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

Organizations:
Westerly National Little League

Westerly Pee Wee Football

Westerly Youth Basketball League

Public Offices & Appointments:

•Member of Westerly School Committee, Elected 2012

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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
email: jmuranojr@cox.net
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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