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Buddy Cianci: I have the paperwork I need to file

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By: Dee DeQuattro

Email: ddequattro@abc6.com

Twitter: @deedequattro

Today is the last day for former Providence Mayor Buddy Cianci to announce whether or not he will run for Mayor of Providence. Cianci must file his candidate declaration form with Providence City Hall by 4 p.m. today if he plans to run.

Cianci told ABC6 News at Noon that he does have the paper work that he would need to file to run for office. Cianci's granddaughter signed the paperwork as a witness in our newsroom.

Cianci has been speculating a run for several months now. He served as Mayor of Providence from 1975 to 1984 and again from 1991 to 2002. 

Cianci resigned for the first time from office after pleading no contest to assaulting a contractor from Bristol who Cianci claimed was having an affair with his wife. He was reelected to the office in 1991.

In 2002, Cianci was forced to resign from office after he was convicted of racketeering in Operation Plunder Dome and sentenced to serve five years in federal prison.

Cianci never lost a mayoral election in the city. He is the longest serving mayor in the city of Providence. Many credit him with revitalizing the city and bringing the Providence Bruins to the city. He is also credited with helping to advance the development of PPAC and the skating rink downtown.

Cianci currently serves as a political analyst for ABC6.

ABC6 will bring you complete coverage of Cianci’s decision today. Follow ABC6 on Twitter and Facebook for the latest updates and complete coverage at 5 p.m.

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