Rudd seeks re-election in District 6

Rudd seeks re-election in District 6

PAWTUCKET – Incumbent District 6 Councilor Timothy Rudd Jr. will seek re-election.

“There is unfinished business in Fairlawn, and that is why I’m asking the voters of District 6 to allow me to continue to represent them,” Rudd said.

Rudd said issues include continuing to fight to protect Fairlawn “from the city administration’s transfer station proposal.”

“I was proud to stand with the residents and business owners when we defeated the Concord Street proposal. Now we must be diligent as we have to deal with the current proposal. Fairlawn is not a garbage dump,” he said.

Rudd, 39 and a Providence police detective, said he wants to reinstitute a day camp at Veterans Park, re-establish a Barton Street Neighborhood Association, and use his police experience to advocate for diversity within public safety personnel.

“I am honored to have the support of many of our city’s community leaders that work to keep Fairlawn an enjoyable place to live, work, and play,” he said.

Marlena Martins Stachowiak announced last week that she will also run for the seat.

Patricia DeDora-St. Germain, president of the Fairlawn Neighborhood Association, said Rudd works hard and is a strong advocate for the neighborhood.

“Councilor Rudd cares about our youth. He has sponsored an annual cookout at Smithfield Avenue basketball courts for the players, coaches, and friends of the Pawtucket Summer Basketball League,” said Larry Holloway, its president.

Joe Clark, board member of the Fairlawn Cardinals football, praised Rudd’s dedication to youth. Sen. Donna Nesselbush and Ineida Rocha also support Rudd’s re-election.

Rudd, a graduate of Rhode Island College and part-time track and field coach, lives with his family on West Forest Avenue.

“A political campaign should be an extension of the work one is already doing, in my view,” he said. “This campaign will be different due to COVID-19, and I can’t wait to get out there. I thank the residents of Fairlawn for putting their faith in me.”