Rudd selling home, but says he wants to stay in District 6

Rudd selling home, but says he wants to stay in District 6

PAWTUCKET – City Councilor Tim Rudd is in the process of selling his home in District 6, but he said this week that he has no plans to leave the district before his two-year term expires 18 months from now.

An online listing shows Rudd’s home at 257 West Forest Ave. as being under contract at $334,900.

It is required of anyone representing one of Pawtucket’s six districts that they live in the district.

Rudd said Monday that there are all sorts of rumors flying about him looking at homes in other communities, as he’s told people that he’s looking “in the area,” but his goal is to stay in Pawtucket and the Fairlawn neighborhood.

“We’re looking to get into a bigger home,” he said.

He added that he “absolutely’ wants to finish his term, but his family is obviously growing, with his wife expecting another baby, and “I need the room.”

Rudd said he reached out to a friend in real estate about selling his home, and the property was under contract pretty quickly. He said his family is looking at other homes in Fairlawn.

“That’s where I want to be,” he said.

Council President David Moran told The Breeze earlier this month that Rudd had told him that he planned to look for that home within District 6. Friends and associates of the councilman have indicated that he plans to move to another community, but he said those are all rumors.

Rudd told The Breeze for a pre-election story last fall that though he’s lived in Fairlawn since 2006, he considers himself an “adopted son” of the city.

Rudd won a fifth term on the council last fall after defeating fellow Democrat Marlena Martins Stachowiak in the primary. He is a member of the Providence Police Department and head coach of the cross country and track and field team at Rhode Island College, where he graduated in 2004.

He ran for re-election last year after briefly considering a run for Senate District 15.