Smiley Says He Raised 100K+ in Q3 for his Providence Mayoral Run

Oct 3, 2013

Providence Mayoral candidate Brett Smiley is touting some strong fundraising numbers in the first quarter of his money hunt: $101,292 for the period ending September 30.

"I am pleased with the overwhelmingly positive response to my candidacy and confident that I will have the resources to communicate my ideas for getting our economy moving, improving our schools and making our streets safer," Smiley said in a statement. "I know with the right leadership we can turn Providence’s tremendous potential into a prosperous new reality that improves the quality of life for all of our neighborhoods."

City Council President Michael Solomon had roughly $500,000 heading into Q3. Like Smiley, law school professor Jorge Elorza started his fundraising just in the 3rd quarter.

Smiley's campaign says he has $97,000 in cash on hand and provided an in-kind contribution of approximately $3,000 in un-reimbursed fundraising and office expenses to his campaign.