NEW: John Lombardi Wins House District 8

Tuesday, September 11, 2012


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Former Mayor and Council President John Lombardi has defeated incumbent Mike Tarro and Libby Kimzey in a three-way Democratic primary, GoLocalProv has confirmed.

Lombardi ran in a four-way Democratic primary for Mayor in 2010, finishing second to Angel Taveras.

Kimzey, a progressive activist, had the support of Providence Mayor Angel Taveras as well as several progressive groups (namely Fight Back RI and Planned Parenthood), but finished second.

Tarro struggled to build his campaign after cruising to victory in his first run two years ago. The lawyer has long been criticized in his neighborhood for allowing the demolition of the former Grove Street School, a property he owns. Mayor Taveras fired Tarro from his position as an assistant city solicitor because of the troubles with the property.

Dan McGowan can be reached at [email protected]. Follow him on Twitter: @danmcgowan.


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