Who are these guys?

A field guide to the Providence mayoral race
By PHILIP EIL  |  June 18, 2014

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THE CONTENDERS Elorza, Adrain, Harrop, Smiley, and Solomon.

June 25 marks the deadline for filing paperwork to enter the 2014 Providence mayoral race. And, until then, the big question is, of course, “Will or won’t Buddy Cianci run?”

It’s an interesting question, but the longest-running mayor in city history has yet to give a definitive answer. And so, for now, since we’re not big fans of the gaseous speculation that fuels the 24-hour cable news cycle, we decided to steer our attention away from Rhode Island’s most famous felon and toward the next question on local voters’ minds: “Who the hell are the other guys in the race?”

While there is nary a household name in the current field — Michael Solomon, Brett Smiley, Dr. Daniel Harrop, Jorge Elorza, and Lorne Adrain — they’re all interesting dudes. (And it’s worth noting that they are all dudes. Providence hasn’t had a female mayoral candidate in decades. What’s up with that?)

So won’t you come along, as we learn a bit more about these guys? And, don’t worry, we’ll be sure to inform you of Buddy’s decision when the time comes.

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