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NEW: Solomon Receives Endorsement from Councilman Luis Aponte

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

 

Providence Ward 10 City Councilman Luis Aponte Wednesday endorsed City Council President Michael Solomon for Mayor of Providence.

“I am supporting Michael Solomon for Mayor because we need a Mayor who will invest in our neighborhoods as well as ensure a balanced budget. The next Mayor needs to focus on rebuilding our city's middle class by creating jobs, rebuilding our schools and developing affordable housing,” said Councilman Aponte. “I am confident that Michael will do just that. I am impressed by his vision to invest $250 million over 10 years to rebuild our city schools and create 2,000 good jobs in the process. We need this kind of big vision to move our capital city forward."

Aponte has represented South Providence and Washington Park since being the first Latino elected to the City Council in 1998. He is the chair of the Providence Commission for Housing and Community Development and is the vice-chair of the Ways and Means Committee.

“I am grateful for Councilman Aponte's support,” said Solomon. “He broke the glass ceiling for Latinos on the City Council and has been a strong advocate on a range of issues impacting Providence's middle class from workers' rights to immigrant rights to the development of safe and affordable housing in the community. I know that by working together, we can strengthen our neighborhoods and grow our city's economy.”

Councilman Aponte joins several Providence elected officials who have endorsed Michael Solomon for Mayor:

  • Joe Almeida, State Representative District 12
  • Luis Aponte, City Councilman Ward 10
  • John Carnevale, State Representative District 13
  • Michael Correia, City Councilman Ward 6
  • John DeSimone, State Representative District 5
  • Grace Diaz, State Representative District 11
  • Maryellen Goodwin, Providence Democratic City Committee Chairwoman and State Senate Majority Whip
  • Terrance Hassett, City Councilman Ward 12 & President Pro Tempore
  • Wilbur Jennings, City Councilman Ward 8
  • Sabina Matos, City Councilwoman Ward 15
  • Nicholas Narducci, City Councilman Ward 4 & Senior Deputy Majority Leader
  • Thomas Palangio, State Representative District 3
  • David Salvatore, City Councilman Ward 14
  • Scott Slater, State Representative District 10
  • Anastasia Williams, State Representative District 9
  • Seth Yurdin, City Councilman Ward 1 & Majority Leader
  • Sam Zurier, City Councilman Ward 2
 

Related Slideshow: Rhode Island’s Highest Paid Mayors and Managers

The Rhode Island Department of Revenue's Office of Local Government Assistance, for the past 23 years, has conducted an "annual salary survey" of municipal positions in the state.  

Below are the salaries reported for chief executives -- Mayors or Town Managers ranked by municipalities (with the position) in 2012, from lowest to highest.   According to the survey, the amount "does not include fringe benefit data."  

Positions appointed are indicated with an (A); positions elected are marked with an (E).  

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#33 Central Falls

Chief Executive Pay: $26,000 (E)

Finance Director: $87,125
 
Planning Director: $66,625
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#32 Richmond

Chief Executive Pay: $51,500 (A)

Finance Director: $56,706
 
Planning Director: $50,218
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#31 West Greenwich

Chief Executive Pay: $60,866 (A)

Finance Director: N/A
 
Planning Director: $52,412
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#30 Cumberland

Chief Executive Pay: $67,799 (E)

Finance Director: (Vacant -- PT)
 
Planning Director: $70,250
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#29 Warren

Chief Executive Pay: $70,000 (A)

Finance Director: $62,424
 
Planning Director: $52,020
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#28 North Smithfield

Chief Executive Pay: $71,289 (E)

Finance Director: $71,235
 
Planning Director: $58,394
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#27 North Providence

Chief Executive Pay: $75,000 (E)

Finance Director: $52,000
 
Planning Director: $62,098
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#26 Johnston

Chief Executive Pay: $75,000 (E)

Finance Director: $95,000
 
Planning Director: $69,746
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#25 Lincoln

Chief Executive Pay: $78,677 (E)

Finance Director: $80,610
 
Planning Director: $67,709
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#24 Woonsocket

Chief Executive Pay: $80,000 (E)

Finance Director: $90,000
 
Planning Director: $82,750
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#23 Cranston

Chief Executive Pay: $80,765 (E)

Finance Director: $96,425
 
Planning Director: $75,247
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#22 Bristol

Chief Executive Pay: $81,162 (E)

Finance Director: N/A
 
Planning Director: $78,438
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#21 Tiverton

Chief Executive Pay: $83,900 (A)

Finance Director: N/A
 
Planning Director: Vacant
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#20 Pawtucket

Chief Executive Pay: $84,253 (E)

Finance Director: $82,000
 
Planning Director: $72,269
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#19 Hopkinton

Chief Executive Pay: $89,000 (A)

Finance Director: $73,043
 
Planning Director: $51,816
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#18 Charlestown

Chief Executive Pay: $93,000 (A)

Finance Director: N/A
 
Planning Director: $67,546
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#17 New Shoreham

Chief Executive Pay: $95,146 (A)

Finance Director: $85,058
 
Planning Director: N/A
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#16 Warwick

Chief Executive Pay: $100,000 (E)

Finance Director: $118,249
 
Planning Director: $97,648
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#15 Smithfield

Chief Executive Pay: $100,940 (A)

Finance Director: $77,250
 
Planning Director: $65,920
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#14 Jamestown

Chief Executive Pay: $106,957 (A)

Finance Director: $82,426
 
Planning Director: $71,481
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#13 Burrillville

Chief Executive Pay: $110,520 (A)

Finance Director: $80,000
 
Planning Director: $80,000
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#12 North Kingstown

Chief Executive Pay: $111,394 (A)

Finance Director: $82,442
 
Planning Director: $82,442
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#11 Westerly

Chief Executive Pay: $117,305 (A)

Finance Director: $106,088
 
Planning Director: $76,812
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#10 West Warwick

Chief Executive Pay: $120,000 (A)

Finance Director: $91,357
 
Planning Director: $69,000
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#9 Coventry

Chief Executive Pay: $122,000 (A)

Finance Director: $97,150
 
Planning Director: $83,884
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#8 Providence

Chief Executive Pay: $123,762 (E)

Finance Director: $140,000
 
Planning Director: $85,098
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#7 East Providence

Chief Executive Pay: $125,000 (A)

Finance Director: $112,210
 
Planning Director: $97,350
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#6 Portsmouth

Chief Executive Pay: $126,000 (A)

Finance Director: $95,819
 
Planning Director: $78,382
 
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#5 East Greenwich

Chief Executive Pay: $131,005 (A)

Finance Director: $96,255
 
Planning Director: $77,835
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#4 Newport

Chief Executive Pay: $135,000 (A)

Finance Director: $120,799
 
Planning Director: $100,531
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#3 Barrington

Chief Executive Pay: $143,977 (A)

Finance Director: $106,194
 
Planning Director: $75,716
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#2 Middletown

Chief Executive Pay: $147,350 (A)

Finance Director: $97,025
 
Planning Director: $89,436
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#1 South Kingstown

Chief Executive: $153,853 (A)

Finance Director: $119,610
 
Planning Director: $93,181
 
 

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