Woonsocket mayor ‘feeling fine’ after health scare; rules out run for Congress

WOONSOCKET, R.I. (WLNE) — Woonsocket Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt is back at work after fainting at a press event last month.

“I feel fine. I just want to thank everyone for the outpouring of support,” Baldelli-Hunt said at an event Tuesday.

Baldelli-Hunt fainted at an event in April and was taken to the hospital, where she stayed overnight.

The mayor said she returned to work a few days later at home before returning back in the office.

Baldelli-Hunt added Tuesday that she is adjusting her approach to things.

“Listen to your body, it tells you things, and sometimes when you are engrossed in work, you just want to keep pushing harder and harder. But those little triggers are giving you messages, so listen to them,” the mayor said.

Also Tuesday, the mayor announced she will not be running in the special election to replace outgoing Congressman David Cicilline.

“I will not be looking to be one of the candidates in the CD-1 election,” said Baldelli-Hunt.

The mayor said she has several projects in the city she wants to see out as mayor, but did keep the door open at running for a higher office in the future.

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