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Juan M. Pichardo formally announced his plan to run for Providence City Council Ward 9. Pichardo has been a long-time resident of Providence for 43 years. He attended Providence Public Schools, Gilbert Stuart, Mount Pleasant, and is a graduate of Community College of Rhode Island and Rhode Island College. Pichardo is currently a realtor. He lives in the Elmwood neighborhood with his wife, Janet, of 29 years along with Tiffanie, 20, and Emilio, 15. His oldest son Cristian, 25 is in the Air Force and married with two daughters.
Pichardo says he continues to be passionate about making a difference in his neighborhood and city. He plans to listen and learn about the lived experiences of the residents on the issues that matter most.
He plans to work together with neighbors, and city and state officials for:
- Safer communities
- Ensure quality and equitable education for all children and youth.
- Actively engage youth and adults for greater civic participation.
- Increase greater funding for affordable housing.
- Sustainable living and increase economic development within Ward 9.
"I would like to continue to give back to our neighborhoods and city through my life experience, knowledge, and leadership that I have gained over the years," said Pichardo. "I will work hard to gain the confidence and vote of neighbors come Tuesday, November 8th, and to serve and advocate for Ward 9 in the City Council."
Juan M. Pichardo who served in the Senate for 16 years (2003-2017) and a U.S Airforce/National Guard Veteran of 22 years is running for the open seat being vacated by Councilwoman Carmen Castillo who is termed out after serving for 10 years.