John Lombardi http://ripr.org en Smiley Formally Launches Providence Mayoral Run http://ripr.org/post/smiley-formally-launches-providence-mayoral-run <p></p><p>Democratic businessman and lobbyist<a href="http://smileyformayor.com/"> Brett Smiley </a>formally launched his Providence mayoral campaign Tuesday morning, vowing to make Rhode Island's capital city a more equitable place. He also called for a supplemental tax on statewide gun and ammunition sales to fund expanded anti-violence efforts.</p><p>Speaking before an enthusiastic group of supporters at the Mount Hope Community Center on Camp Street, Smiley touted his progressive credentials while pledging progress in creating jobs and improving schools.</p> Tue, 03 Dec 2013 19:58:06 +0000 Ian Donnis 25699 at http://ripr.org Smiley Formally Launches Providence Mayoral Run Elorza Sounds Populist Notes in Announcing Providence Mayoral Run http://ripr.org/post/elorza-sounds-populist-notes-announcing-providence-mayoral-run <p></p><p>After progressives won mayoral races in New York City and Boston, does <a href="http://www.elorzaformayor.com/">Jorge Elorza</a> hope to become Providence's equivalent of<a href="https://www.commondreams.org/view/2013/11/07-2"> Bill de Blasio </a>and <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/govbeat/wp/2013/11/06/boston-new-york-races-hint-at-economic-populism-strain-within-democratic-party/">Martin Walsh</a> next year?</p> Mon, 18 Nov 2013 17:33:21 +0000 Ian Donnis 24998 at http://ripr.org Elorza Sounds Populist Notes in Announcing Providence Mayoral Run Lorne Adrain Jumps Into Providence Mayoral Race http://ripr.org/post/lorne-adrain-jumps-providence-mayoral-race <p>After <a href="http://ripr.org/post/lorne-adrain-considering-possible-mayoral-run-providence">considering a possible Providence mayoral run</a> for months, <a href="http://www.adrain.com/about/">Lorne Adrain</a> has filed notice with the state Board of Elections that he plans to pursue a campaign.</p><p>The story was first reported by <a href="http://www.wpri.com/news/local/mcgowan/lorne-adrain-files-to-run-for-mayor-of-providence">Dan McGowan</a> of WPRI.com.</p> Tue, 05 Nov 2013 20:08:00 +0000 Ian Donnis 24340 at http://ripr.org