Rivals Salvatore and Igliozzi an unlikely pair to lead Providence City Council

Dec 20, 2017 496

BY: Dan McGowan

The leadership shuffle on the Providence City Council won’t be complete until the group meets Thursday night to elect a new president, but one change is already official: John Igliozzi, the second-longest-serving member of the council, is the new majority leader.

Igliozzi, a Democrat who has represented Ward 7 in Silver Lake since 1997, was elected to the No. 2 position on the council by seven of his colleagues at a private caucus Monday. If all goes as planned at Thursday’s council meeting, Ward 14 Councilman David Salvatore will be chosen as the new president of the city’s 15-member, all-Democratic legislative body, replacing acting president Sabina Matos.

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SOURCE: http://wpri.com

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