Submitted Press Release
Committed to Community. Dedicated to Progress.
WOONSOCKET, RI – JUNE 24, 2020 - City Council Member David Soucy, former City Council Member Garrett Mancieri, and Margaux Morisseau announce their intention to run for Woonsocket City Council in the 2020 election. The team is running on a combined platform dedicated to supporting business development and growing Main Street, strengthening our education system and providing a strong foundation for our youth, and ensuring our government is inclusive and accessible to all members of our community.
These candidates have been entrenched in the community for decades and are excited to run as “the team that is committed to community and dedicated to progress.” Their promise of communication and collaboration will be a refreshing change for the City and will highlight Woonsocket as a destination to live, work, and visit, making our community proud to call Woonsocket home.
ABOUT THE CANDIDATES
David M. Soucy is a current city council member seeking his second term. He was the owner of Soucy Insurance for 25 years. He served on the Planning Board, is the past chair of the Woonsocket Harris Library, served as a board member of Family Resources (now known as Community Care Alliance), and is a 30 year member of the Woonsocket Rotary where he served as president in 2004-5. He currently serves on the Stadium Theater Foundation board where he was an original member, the Museum of Work and Culture preservation foundation board where he served as president, and the Mount Saint Charles governing board. David supported pro-business legislation, championed the infrastructure bank, and supported lowering tax rates for city residents and businesses. David is known in our community for always being helpful, supporting arts and culture, and raising two sons who continue his legacy of being involved in the community.
Garrett S. Mancieri is a commercial and residential Realtor in Northern Rhode Island. Through this work, he has brought multi-million dollar investments to Woonsocket and supported the start-up and expansion of over 30 local businesses. Mancieri serves as the Executive Director of the Downtown Woonsocket Collaborative, and has done so since 2015, as the General Chairperson of the Autumnfest Steering Committee, and on several other boards and committees. In his first term on the Council, he spearheaded pro-business zoning amendments and the reduction of business license regulations and fees. He also exited the budget commission by passing fiscally responsible budgets that increased the City’s bond rating and resulted in lower residential and commercial taxes. In his next term, he will continue proposing zoning changes and regulations/fees reductions, work in collaboration with the School Committee to improve public education, and work to address the opioid crisis and increasing rates of domestic violence in Woonsocket.
Margaux S. Morisseau is a Woonsocket native who is carrying on her family’s tradition of service. She has dedicated her career to Woonsocket for over 18 years, beginning with her years of AmeriCorps service. She is the Director of Community Engagement for NeighborWorks Blackstone River Valley, a member of the MLK Community Committee, board member of the Downtown Woonsocket Collaborative, and a lead organizer of the Levitt AMP Summer Concert Series. Additionally, Margaux is the chair of the RI Advisory Committee to the United States Civil Rights Commission, and she was the founding director of the RI chapter of New Leaders Council. Margaux studied Community Development at Roger Williams University and has a bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Rhode Island College. In 2013, the Woonsocket Police Department named Morisseau Citizen of the Year, and in 2014 NeighborWorks America honored her with the National Award for Excellence in Community Building. Her passion for helping people and creating a vibrant community has led her to run for city council.