Since we have no Republican candidate running for mayor, next Tuesday’s primary will essentially be the election. Last month’s debate was carried live on Channel 12; they have a link for watching the one-hour video.
Gonzalo Cuervo, Nirva LaFortune and Brett Smiley, all of whom have several years of experience working in city government, are seeking to replace the term-limited outgoing mayor, Democrat Jorge Elorza. No Republicans or independents have filed for mayor, so the winner of the Democratic primary is all but certain to become leader of the capital city in January.
Or check an earlier forum where the three candidates answered nine questions ending with closing remarks. This event was covered by the indefatigable Steve Ahlquist for UpriseRI. He has divided each question into a separate video segment, so if you are interested in policing, or housing, or the Port of Providence, you can just go check out that issue. Mr. Ahlquist should be on a stamp.
Primary elections, Tuesday, September 13, 2022