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WHY I'M RUNNING

I am running for mayor to work with you to lead Providence to its place among the great American cities. 

Our city faces real challenges today. We must create more jobs and better schools. We must unite our community and create opportunity – for all.  

As a community and business leader, I have the experience and values that are necessary to bring us together, solve big problems, and create lasting and meaningful change. 

I’m ready to make tough decisions, and break through the barriers that slow us down. No one can do it alone, but together we can – and we will make Providence one of the best cities to live, work and learn in.   

I’m running for mayor because I believe we can make Providence better – now. Please join me. 

WHAT I BELIEVE

  • People pulling together can accomplish extraordinary things
  • Every family deserves great schools, good-paying jobs, and a safe neighborhood
  • City government should deliver on its promises, and safeguard public resources and public trust.
  • When we all step up and serve everyone wins

“I want to engage in the hard but necessary work of forging a better direction for Providence in the next eight years.”

In the News

July 14, 2014Statement from Lorne Adrain

Fox Point Resident Lorne Adrain Ends Mayoral Bid With The Intent To Move Providence Forward

PROVIDENCE, RI— Fox Point resident and community leader Lorne Adrain announced today that he would withdraw from the Providence Mayoral race.

"I entered the race for Mayor of Providence with the goal of moving our city forward,” said Adrain.

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June 20, 2014Providence Journal Op-ed: To Buddy, or not to Buddy? My op-ed published in the Providence Journal on June 20th, 2014.

Please find my June 20th op-ed in The Providence Journal here.

Text below.

To Buddy, or not to Buddy? Will he or won’t he? This is a distraction and simply the wrong question for us to be asking ourselves. What we need to be asking is “Will WE, or won’t WE?”

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May 7, 2014Testifying in Support of In-State Tuition for Children of Undocumented RI Residents

When we come together, we can make a difference. Rhode Islanders came together yesterday to stand up and testify for in-state tuition for the children of undocumented Rhode Island residents, a policy enacted by the Board of Governors for Higher Education when I was chair. I'm proud of that work, and hope our policy becomes law. You can read my full testimony here - 

Lorne Adrain Testimony, House Committee on Finance. May 6th, 2014

Good afternoon, Chairman Gallison and members of the Finance Committee.  

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April 29, 2014Office Opening Tomorrow Night!

Our campaign in ready to help Providence reach its full potential. We're running a campaign powered by grassroots volunteers and supported by neighbors talking to neighbors. 

That's why we're excited to open the doors to our first field office tomorrow night. Please join us in Olneyville!

What: Lorne for Providence Office Opening

Where: 60 Valley Street, Building 102, Providence, RI 02909

When: 6:30pm - 8:30pm on Wednesday, April 30, 2014

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April 8, 2014National Equal Pay Day

What would you do with an extra eleven-thousand dollars?

This is the question recently posed by the National Women’s Law Center on their website, mywagegap.org. Women from across the United States wrote in, their answers ranging from paying for a child’s medical care to helping younger siblings pay for college.

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