Sue Stenhouse, a well-connected veteran of local GOP politics, is set to join Cranston Mayor Allan Fung's administration as Fung prepares to launch his Republican run for governor next week.
Fung faces a primary challenge from Moderate-turned-Republican Ken Block.
According to an agenda for a Monday evening meeting of the Cranston City Council, Stenhouse is due to be appointed as the city's director of senior services.
Stenhouse has mostly recently worked for the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce. She ran for secretary of state in 2006, and was an aide in the administration of former GOP governor Don Carcieri.