NEW: John Lombardi will Run for State Rep. in District 8
Friday, June 15, 2012
Former Providence Mayor and City Council President John Lombardi will run for the House seat in Federal Hill, GoLocalProv has learned.
Lombardi’s official announcement is expected to come next week.
Lombardi ran in a four-way Democratic primary for Mayor in 2010, finishing the second to Angel Taveras. The lifelong Federal Hill resident has $14,167.71 in his campaign account.
Kimzey, who counts both the Chairperson and the Executive Director of the Providence Democratic city Committee as supporters, has $12,555.53 in her account, while Tarro has $6,810.24.
In recent weeks, there had been some question as to whether Tarro would seek reelection, but the first-term Democrat confirmed his plans to run earlier this week.
“I am definitely a candidate for reelection and always have been,” Tarro told GoLocalProv.