Family-man and businessman Pedro Espinal today announced he will once again seek the Democratic nomination to be the next councilperson representing Ward 10 on the Providence City Council, following Luis Aponte’s recent resignation.

“As a 40-year resident of Ward 10, I know all too well the issues our community faces: affordable housing, crumbling schools, and an economy that is not benefiting the hardworking families of our neighborhoods,” commented Espinal. “And now, more than ever, it is important that we elect a candidate with the experience necessary to rebuild the community’s trust and be a strong advocate from day one on the Council. My public service background and the skills I’ve learned as a small business owner make me uniquely qualified to do just that.”

Espinal, who has spent his life investing in real estate and creating affordable housing for his neighbors, has a wide variety of experience in public service. Espinal has served as Chairman of the Southside Broad Street Steering Committee and as Chairman of the Providence Latino Business Association, where Espinal worked with the Small Business Development Center to organize financial and business literacy programs for small business owners. He currently serves on the Attorney General’s Advisory Board and CityWalk, and he is a past board member of the Rhode Island Victims of Crime Advocacy Support Center, the Washington Park Foundation, the Washington Park Citizens Association, and the Providence External Review Authority.

“Last year, our campaign was 24 votes shy of bringing real change to Ward 10. This time, we have an opportunity to move our ward forward and elect a councilperson who will focus on the issues that matter. It would be an honor to have your vote in the Democratic primary on October 10th,” Espinal further commented.

Espinal has already begun knocking on doors and looks forward to revisiting his neighbors across the ward in the coming weeks. For more information, please visit his Facebook page at, follow him on Twitter @PedroEspinalRI, or contact him directly at 401-529-5901.

[From a press release]