RIPR News
7:07 am
Wed June 8, 2011

The political comeback of Terry Hassett

PROVIDENCE, RI – Providence city councilman Terry Hassett is considering running for secretary of state in 2014.

Hassett says he's made a complete recovery since he was struck by a car and seriously injured while crossing Atwells Avenue last October.

Hassett is set to be celebrated this evening during a fundraiser at Roger Williams Park Casino. This will be his first fundraiser since the accident.

"I haven't been shy about my interest in public service and actually coming into a position and actually making a difference that position," says Hassett. "And I think a statewide office like secretary of state would be a fitting office for me, but that would be a decision that would be made down the road."

The political committee of Providence Mayor Angel Taveras sent out invitations to Hassett's fundraiser. Other event supporters include Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse.

Term limits prevent Rhode Island's current secretary of state, Ralph Mollis, from seeking reelection in 2014.