Brady is running again for at-large council seat

Brady is running again for at-large council seat

NORTH PROVIDENCE - Alice Brady, a former school nurse and guidance counselor who serves as the at-large member of the Town Council, has announced her intention to seek re-election for a second term.

Brady, a Democrat, was first elected in a special election in 2010 to fill a vacancy on the Town Council. Brady said she initiated several "open government" initiatives, one of which allows streaming of the Town Council meetings, providing taxpayers the opportunity to watch council meetings from home.

Brady, who is facing a challenge from independent Shane Piche, said she is known for her "fiscal integrity" and has supported balanced budgets for the town. She heads up the council's ordinance committee and is a member of the North Providence Substance Abuse Task Force.

Brady said she will continue to be a "fiscal watchdog" for the taxpayers of North Providence if she is elected again.

She said she was encouraged to seek re-election by many former students, friends, and taxpayers.

"It has been my honor to serve the residents of North Providence over the past four years," she said. "If the people of the town choose to re-elect me to the Town Council, I promise that I will continue to work tirelessly for them."

Brady has lived in North Providence for 37 years with her husband, Raymond. Having raised a family of four, she said she has "a practical understanding of the challenges that face taxpayers on a daily basis."

Brady, who says she holds a doctorate and two master's degrees in counseling and health education, said she looks forward to hitting the campaign trail to seek support from the people of North Providence.