Well Known Warwick Resident Frank Picozzi Running for Mayor

WARWICK, R.I (WLNE) – Frank Picozzi, known for his family’s annual Christmas light display, formally announced he will be running for mayor of Warwick as an independent candidate.

“I have lived in Warwick for more than 52 years. I grew up here, raised my children here, and they in turn are raising my grandchildren here and I will live in this city for the rest of my life. At one time Warwick’s residents were immensely proud of their city but that is no longer the case. Although there is still a fierce sense of community and people helping each other morale is very low among the residents,” said Picozzi.

Picozzi expressed that he has no malice towards the current mayor, Joseph Solomon, but feels the residents of Warwick are looking for change.

Picozzi also noted his experience as Warwick School Committee Chairman will aid in his plan for the city.

“The cornerstone of my plan will be to improve our school system. As a former Warwick School Committee Chairman I can attest to the fact that the relationship between the school department and city government has always been adversarial- at times viciously so. I would improve that relationship and have both sides pool resources and work together towards a common goal- to restore our school system to its former glory and reputation of being one of the best.”

The annual Christmas light display put on by Picozzi and his family has raised tens of thousands of dollars over 13 years for the Tomorrow Fund of Hasbro Childen’s Hospital.

A GoFundMe page for Picozzi’s campaign was recently organized.

Picozzi said he will not seek endorsements from any political party or union but will be happy with any support.

The story on the Picozzi family Christma display can be read here. 

I am running as an independent candidate for Mayor of the City of Warwick. I love Warwick and the people that live…

Posted by Frank Picozzi for Mayor of Warwick on Sunday, June 7, 2020

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