Allan Fung was the Republican candidate for Rhode Island Governor. Fung has been Mayor of Cranston since 2009 and was the first Asian American mayor in the state. He lost in the 2014 gubernatorial election to Democrat Gina Raimondo. The interview was conducted for BPR by Henry Knight and Michael Chernin.Brown Political Review: How would you […]

Dr. Dan Harrop ’76 MD ‘79 is the Republican candidate for Mayor of Providence. He serves as the Founding Chairman of the Rhode Island GOP Liberty Caucus, and as the Chairman of the Rhode Island Center for Freedom. He recently sat down with BPR’s Naomi Chasek-Macfoy.Brown Political Review: What do you think is the single most important […]

Vincent Albert “Buddy” Cianci, Jr. was first elected as Mayor of Providence in 1974. After a total of 21 years in office over the course of six terms, he became the city’s longest serving mayor. He’s currently running for a seventh term as an independent candidate. He recently sat down with BPR’s Alex Abuaita and […]

Jorge Elorza is the democratic candidate running for Mayor of Providence. A Providence native and graduate of Classical High School, Elorza holds degrees from University of Rhode Island and Harvard University in accounting and law respectively. After working as an auditor and lawyer, he served as a housing court judge. He recently sat down with […]

Annette Lopez ’14 recently sat down with the Mayor of Providence, Angel Taveras. Mr. Taveras is currently running as the potential Democratic candidate for the governorship of Rhode Island.Brown Political Review: You’re currently running for governor, but your term as mayor lasts until next January. Under your leadership so far education has been a priority, and Providence has […]

Aaron Regunberg ’12, a community organizer in Providence, talks to Brown Political Review’s Omar Ben Halim. Regunberg is the Executive Director of Hope United, a student-led organization at Hope High School aimed at organizing social programs to foster educational achievement.Brown Political Review: What draws you to high school education in particular?Aaron Regunberg: For one, it’s one of the […]

Elizabeth Roberts ’78 is the 68th Lieutenant Governor of Rhode Island. Roberts became the first woman to hold the position when she was elected in 2006, first serving under Republican Governor Donald Carcieri, and now serving under Governor Chafee, an independent. Before a ten-year career in the Rhode Island Senate from 1996-2006, Roberts was a […]

Allan Fung is the mayor of Cranston, Rhode Island. Elected in 2008, Fung previously served as City-Wide Councilman and was a prosecutor in the Rhode Island Office of the Attorney General from 1999 to 2001.Interview by Emily GelberBrown Political Review: You’re the only Asian-American Mayor in Rhode Island. Do you feel ties to both cultures? […]

Governor Lincoln D. Chafee ’75 is the 74th Governor of Rhode Island. Elected in 2010 on a platform of increasing government transparency and economic revitalization, Chafee will likely face challengers from both the left and right in his upcoming reelection. During a live filmed interview, Chafee sat down with BPR’s Interview Director Emily Gelber to […]