Breaking News out of the North: Mayor Menard Will Not Seek Reelection
At 8:20 this morning on WNRI‘s Up Front program, Mayor Susan Menard announced that she would not seek re-election.
She gave no reason; she simply made the statement “out of the clear blue sky” and “with finality”, as WNRI co-owner Richard Bouchard, filling in for Dave Kane, later described her announcement.
Commenter Patrick suggests a potential campaign philosophy for the upcoming mayoral election. We should note that Woonsocket holds its local elections in off years. Therefore, the primary for both city council and mayor’s office will take place this October and the general will be held in November; declaration papers will be available in August.
Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines.