Progressives have a tough choice when it comes to whom to support for mayor of Providence. Will liberals like Jorge Elorza, the Latino housing court judge who grew up in Providence. Will they break for Lorne Adrain, the former chairman of the former state education board who lives on the East Side? Will they go for the safe bet and support City Councilor Michael Solomon? Or maybe (for some strange reason) they’d even vote for Buddy Cianci.
With his first tv ad, Brett Smiley is hoping they’ll appreciate a technocrat with a sense of humor.