EP Mayor & At-Large Councilman James Briden Endorses Council-at-Large Bid of Bob Rodericks
Mayor James Briden Not Seeking Re-Election
Current East Providence Mayor & At-Large Councilman James A. Briden has issued a statement in which he is endorsing candidate Bob Rodericks for the At-Large City Council seat this November 2018. Mayor Briden served as East Providence City Solicitor from 2008-2010. He was elected to two terms on the City Council, from 2012-2014 and again in 2016 with his term to end in 2018. Briden announced that he won't run for re-election in 2018.
"I endorse Bob Rodericks for the At-Large Council seat for the City of East Providence. I know Bob to be a truly good person who cares greatly about our City. My numerous discussions with Mr. Rodericks over the years on a wide range of issues convince me that he has an in depth understanding of the operations of our municipal government. His knowledge, experience and good moral character make him highly qualified to serve on the Council. A lifelong Townie, he has a genuine concern for the long term well-being of EP. It is therefore my great honor to support Bob Rodericks," Briden stated in a press release.
"I am humbled to receive Mayor Briden's support," responded Rodericks. "I have always found Jim Briden to be a person of integrity and reason. His calmness through a series of difficult issues has helped guide the City of East Providence. I appreciate and respect his endorsement," Rodericks added.