Dear Friends –
Providence is my home. It is the city that gave me opportunities to thrive and succeed, and I am committed to making this a great place to live. Six months ago I launched an exploratory committee knowing that, together, we could make a difference and improve the lives of children and families in the capital city.
After much thought and serious consideration, I have decided that I will not be seeking the Office of Mayor of Providence in 2014.
Much of my exploration has been to see the role I can play in creating new opportunities for the citizens of Providence.This belief is what led me to pursue the goal of being Mayor of the City of Providence. An important aspect of the exploration has been to ensure that I can do all that is necessary to run successfully for the Office of Mayor of Providence while maintaining the high level of commitment to the work we have been doing in our neighbor to the north - Central Falls. Our neighboring city has made a remarkable transformation, but much work remains.
I remain fully committed to my work as an education advocate. And I remain fully committed to do whatever I can to make Providence a great city and to ensure success for whoever is in the office of mayor for the next four years.
During my exploration I was able to build an amazing team of individuals who care about our city and have been willing to give hundreds of hours of their time, their resources and their wisdom to help me prepare my candidacy. I was able to gain a deeper appreciation for what makes our city special, to learn more about our rich history, and to envision a more promising future.
I have been blessed to receive incredible support from family and friends like yourself and I am extremely grateful and humbled for this support. We were able to capture people’s interest and were able to receive donations from hundreds of individuals who believed in us.
We came a long way together. And I thank our team with all my heart. I know one thing for sure. We are not done yet.
Victor F. Capellan