Providence notables holding Taveras fundraiser on Oct. 4September 21st, 2012 at 3:37 pm by Ted Nesi under Nesi's Notes, On the Main Site
A number of influential city residents will host a campaign fundraiser next month for Providence Mayor Angel Taveras, who is considering a run for governor in 2014.
The fundraiser will be the evening of Oct. 4 by Terry Moran, president of the Cranston-based Anheuser-Busch distributor McLaughlin & Moran Inc., and his wife Patricia at their home on Providence’s East Side. Suggested donations to the mayor, a first-term Democrat, are $250, $500 or $1,000.
Among those on the host committee are Arnold “Buff” Chace Jr., the prominent developer; Bert Crenca, artistic director of AS220; Angus Davis, founder of Swipely; Stephen Hourahan, senior adviser to Gov. Lincoln Chafee (Taveras’s ally and potential rival in 2014); and Eugene Lee, the Tony Award-winning set designer for Trinity Repertory Company and NBC’s “Saturday Night Live.”
Taveras raised $114,810 during the three months ended June 30, finishing the quarter with $237,000 in his campaign war chest, slightly more than Chafee’s $233,000 but far less than Treasurer Gina Raimondo’s $858,000. The mayor’s chief fundraiser is Brett Smiley.