Waterford Greens nominate candidates for November elections.

Waterford — The local Green Party nominated five candidates Sunday to run in this November's municipal election, including Bill Collins for Board of Selectmen.

Collins, a longtime resident, ran unsuccessfully for state representative from the 38th District last fall as the Green Party candidate. A Navy veteran, he has taught at the University of Rhode Island, Waterford High School and the Community College of Rhode Island.

"I am interested in preserving Waterford's natural resources, improving the town's crumbling infrastructure, and improving our local school system," he said in the party's press release announcing the results of its nominating convention.

Also endorsed were Kevin Kelly for the Board of Education, Collins' son Baird Welch Collins for RTM District 2, Deborah Roselli Kelly for RTM District 3 and Joshua Steele Kelly for an alternate position on the Zoning Board of Appeals.

The party said it will begin helping its candidates campaign and collect signatures to obtain ballot access in the next few weeks, "and will work diligently to help educate the Waterford community about the platform of the Green Party, as one of the many challenges the party faces is a general lack of awareness."

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