Brett Smiley Endorses Jorge Elorza for Mayor


Today, Brett Smiley joined Jorge Elorza at Prospect Park to announce Smiley’s endorsement of Elorza in the Providence mayor’s race. Smiley said he plans to devote his time and energy to making sure Jorge Elorza defeats Michael Solomon in September and goes on to defeat Buddy Cianci in November. Brett Smiley commented, “It’s become increasingly …

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Brett Smiley Unveils Transportation Plan for Providence

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Smiley’s plan outlines strategies for increasing pedestrian and bike access, strengthening public transit, and improving parking. Today, Brett Smiley released his “Transportation Plan,” outlining strategies for making Providence a safer and friendlier place to walk, run and bike, improving access to public transit, and providing smarter parking options. Smiley’s plan includes fully implementing a bike …

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Smiley Campaign Brings On Former Obama Staffer as Deputy Campaign Manager, Planned Parenthood Organizer as Co-Chair

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Today, Brett Smiley announced that his campaign is bringing on Aaron Gardner as Deputy Campaign Manager and Kristen Dart as a new campaign co-chair. A Providence native, Gardner graduated from URI in 2006. He served as an organizer on President Obama’s 2008 campaign and went on to serve as Connecticut State Director for Obama in …

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Smiley Endorsed by Lt. Gov. Roberts, Unveils Smiley’s “Good Government Plan”


Today, Brett Smiley was joined by Lt. Governor Elizabeth Roberts in front of the Rhode Island Ethics Commission to announce her endorsement and unveil Smiley’s “Good Government Plan” for Providence. Brett Smiley’s 7-point “Good Government Plan” outlines a number of different measures Smiley will take to ensure the City is run with integrity, honesty and …

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Brett Smiley Receives Endorsement of Providence City Councilman Michael Correia

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Today, Providence City Councilman Michael Correia joined Brett Smiley for a canvass kick-off at the Ward 6 Democratic Headquarters on Atwells Avenue to announce his endorsement of the Smiley for Mayor campaign. Councilman Correia commented, “Brett Smiley has the right values, a clear vision, and actionable plans to tackle the challenges our neighbors are facing, …

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Brett Smiley Receives Endorsement of State Rep. Ray Hull

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Today, Rep. Raymond Hull joined Brett Smiley at Hull’s home on Mount Pleasant Avenue to announce his endorsement of the Smiley for Mayor campaign. Hull will co-chair the Smiley campaign alongside Myrth York, former State Senator and Democratic nominee for governor, and Christine West, Chair of the Providence City Plan Commission. Rep. Hull commented, “I …

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Brett Smiley Answers the NAACP’S Call to Action

Brett Smiley today released the following statement in response to the “Call to Action” issued Monday by the NAACP Providence Branch. The NAACP issued five recommendations including the creation of new workforce development programs, increased youth development and ex-offender training opportunities, and a community liaison for the Public Safety Commission.   Brett Smiley commented, “We need action …

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Brett Smiley Receives Endorsement of UFCW Local 328

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President David Fleming calls Smiley “exactly what Providence needs.”   Today, the United Food and Commercial Workers Union (UFCW) Local 328 announced its endorsement of Brett Smiley for Mayor of Providence. UFCW Local 328 represents over 12,000 members in a wide range of industries including health care, meatpacking, poultry and food processing, manufacturing, distillery, winery, …

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