Candidate Forum Held For Luis Aponte's Providence City Council Seat

(Providence, RI)--Five candidates competing for Providence City Council member Luis Aponte's seat gathered at a community forum on Tuesday night.Aponte, representing the Lower South Providence and Washington Park parts of the city in Ward 10 for two decades, resigned in July as part of a court plea for embezzlement charges.Four Democrats - Orlando Correa, Pedro Espinal, Monica Huertas, and Natalia Rosa-Sosa, plus one independent, Jeffrey Lemire - attended.None of the candidates expressed support for a 24-hour nightclub district, which would fall within that ward and which was just proposed by the director of the city's licensing board.


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