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Maria Bucci announces mayoral campaign in Cranston

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These last few months have been difficult for all of us. I’m running because we need solutions to tough problems and we have to work together to be successful.


Cranston resident Maria Bucci, announced today that she is a Democratic candidate for Mayor, and will be filing declaration papers later this month to make it official.

“Being Mayor is about listening, bringing people together and creating solutions,” said Bucci. “The businesses that are our economic engine have shut down, justified protests are in our streets, and families are struggling to educate and care for their children while working.

“I know that our best days are ahead of us, and getting there is going to require hard conversations, listening, and working together,” continued Bucci. “These last few months have been difficult for all of us. I’m running because we need solutions to tough problems and we have to work together to be successful.”

Bucci served on the City Council from 2004-2008 and was selected to fill a vacant position on the City Council in 2012. Currently on leave from her position as Director of Patient Services at the Thomas Slater Compassion Center, she’s been an active member of the small business community in Cranston. Bucci has lived in Cranston for most of her life and lives with her husband and two children.

“When I began putting my campaign together the world was a different place. We need to create lasting community relationships on which we can build a more just and equitable society that reflects our values,” continued Bucci. “Cranston’s people are resilient and I know that working together we can keep our city strong and affordable for all. I am looking forward to listening to Cranston’s residents. We have a lot of hard work ahead of us, and I know that, together, we will succeed.”