April 3, 2020

Candidate Profile - Adam Petronio for Seekonk Selectman


Adam Petronio is hoping to make a difference on the Seekonk Board of Selectmen.
Petronio, 50, who previously served on the Parks and Recreation Committee and the Open Space Committee, will face incumbents Nelson Almeida and David Andrade in the April 6 election.

Petronio grew up in Providence and moved to Seekonk 10 years ago. He is an Army veteran and works for the Rhode Island National Guard.

“It’s been great,” Petronio said of his military experience. “One of the best decisions I made in my life.”

Public safety and maintaining the town’s infrastructure are top priorities for Petronio, who has taken note of the increase in the population over the last five years.

Petronio also believes the town should be able to work more cooperatively with the school department on formulating a budget.

“Our approach to it should be more functional, should be based on needs,” Petronio said. “I look forward to working with the school committee.”

Petronio was a write-in candidate for the board in 2019 and has received favorable response for his campaign.

“I listen to everyone I talk to, I have no problem meeting with anyone. I think as a selectman I provide a wealth of experience as well as leadership that is much needed,” Petronio said, adding “I do think people want change


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