Rumors abound that Merrill Sherman, a cofounder of BankRI, is considering a run against incumbent Democratic Congressman David Cicilline. She would run as a Democrat in the September 2012 Democratic Primary. Another Democrat has already announced the possibility of a run against the vulnerable Cicilline – former CD-1 candidate Anthony Gemma. Interestingly, Sherman was recently selected as a possible candidate to serve on the powerful I-195 commission. If she is appointed to that, would that make it less or more likely that she would run for higher office?
By Brian Hull on August 10, 2011
Brian Hull received his Master's Degree in Public Policy from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard. He is Director of Community Development for the City of Providence, responsible for the management and strategic visioning of the City's community development programs, including Community Development Block Grants, Emergency Solutions Grants, Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS, HOME, Neighborhood Stabilization Program, Home Repair Loans, Down Payment Assistance, and Lead Repair Loans.