By: Dan McGowan
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI)
Posted: Jun 28, 2018 12:11 AM EDT
Updated: Jun 28, 2018 09:44 PM EDT
Forty residents from across the city filed paperwork to run for one of the council's 15 seats, including 13 incumbents who are asking voters in their respective neighborhoods to re-elect them to another four-year term.
There are 33 Democrats and seven independents vying for positions on the council, but no Republicans announced plans to run by Wednesday’s filing deadline. (A member of the GOP hasn’t been elected to the council since 1986.) Candidates need to turn in enough signatures by July 16 to make the ballot.
So who is running and what are the key races to watch? Here’s an overview.