Longtime Providence City Councilman won’t be on ballot

By: Sarah E. Rooney

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) – Terrence Hassett, Providence’s longest serving city councilman, will not be on the ballot for City Council this coming September.

According to the Providence Board of Canvassers, Hassett received only 47 of the required 50 citizen signatures needed to be placed on the ballot. As a result, he will not be on the ballot this September.

This news comes as a surprise to many, as Hassett has been on the council for twenty years.

Throughout his tenure, Hassett pursued a number of public safety measures. This included his advocacy for adding dozens of speed bumps on Providence roads.

As for the race in September, Katherine Kerwin, a newcomer to the Council arena, now appears to have a good chance at landing the Ward 12 seat.

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