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Apr 25, 2013

BALDELLI HUNT


BALDELLI HUNT WILL RUN FOR MAYOR OF WOONSOCKET

Life-long resident of city, wife, mother of three, and State Representative launches bid to be a Mayor who moves Woonsocket forward

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BALDELLI HUNT WILL RUN FOR MAYOR OF WOONSOCKET

Life-long resident of city, wife, mother of three, and State Representative launches bid to be a Mayor who moves Woonsocket forward

(Woonsocket, 4/23/13) State Representative Lisa Baldelli Hunt announced today that she will run for Mayor of Woonsocket, pledging to be a leader who listens to the community and who makes decisions with one goal in mind—moving Woonsocket forward.
Baldelli Hunt said people are fearful for the city’s future, unsure of what tomorrow will bring and unsettled by the city’s financial struggles and what those problems mean for their household. She said the next Mayor of Woonsocket will need to restore stability in the city, bringing people together to make the changes needed to put Woonsocket back on a strong economic footing. As a small business owner, who has made a home and raised a family here, Baldelli Hunt believes she has the energy, experience and commitment to make that happen.
“Woonsocket needs effective leadership and a Mayor who will have strong working relationships in the State House, the business community and our neighboring cities and towns to help us navigate our way out of this financial crisis,” said Baldelli Hunt. “As a State Representative for the last six and a half years, I have built those relationships and am ready to put all of my skills and experience to work in City Hall.”
Baldelli Hunt added, “For too long, Woonsocket has been bogged down in the messy politics of personality conflicts and turf battles. I will be a Mayor who provides bold leadership, a Mayor who isn’t afraid to make decisions, and who doesn’t just sit at a desk but is actively involved in promoting Woonsocket and creating a strong business climate that will create jobs for our residents.”
In launching her campaign for Mayor of Woonsocket, Baldelli Hunt said she will be focused on listening to the concerns of her neighbors and forging a new spirit of community involvement. She said that getting Woonsocket back on track will require creative approaches and a willingness to listen to a range of different ideas and opinions.
“I will be a Mayor who invites people of good faith to come together and help set a solid course for Woonsocket’s future,” said Baldelli Hunt. “The keys to setting that course are improving the quality of our schools and creating an environment where businesses feel they can succeed and grow.”
Baldelli Hunt concluded, “From day one of my administration, I will work with stakeholders, community groups and concerned citizens to start that process of moving Woonsocket forward and building a bright new future for our city.”