Dave Fisher Announces Run for Mayor

Candidate makes case for mayor on Youtube, blog, Facebook.


Dave Fisher, former campaign manager for Congressional candidate Abel Collins, reporter for for EcoRI.org and occasional blogger for Woonsocket Patch, announced his run for Mayor this week on RIFuture.org.

"This is an idea that I've been kicking around in my head for the last couple of election cycles," Fisher said in a YouTube video of his announcement.

Fisher said he intends to stop the city's "downward slide" by providing new ideas at the local level. "It pains me to see the decline of this city that I grew up in that I have so much pride in," Fisher said. 

He added that municipal and state leaders aren't, "bringing anything new to the table."

Fisher, who also contrbutes to RIFuture.org, has launched a blog for his candidacy, Dave Fisher for Mayor of Woonsocket.

His first post criticizes Mayor Leo Fontaine for statements at the last Budget Commission meeting about renters who don't register on the tax rolls. Fisher argues renters do contribute, although indirectly, through their rent which is used to pay property taxes and fees.

His facebook page, Dave Fisher For Mayor, launched Feb. 13 and has 183 "likes" to its credit.

Chris12 February 22, 2013 at 11:49 AM
Mr Fisher Our city is bankrupt. What is your financial background?
Monkeyshines February 22, 2013 at 12:01 PM
Nice sweatshirt and good use of big words.
Nelson Aldrich February 22, 2013 at 12:23 PM
Go get 'em Dave,you certainly can't do any worse than the bozos we already have.
David Fisher February 22, 2013 at 04:46 PM
Chris12: I have no financial background, unless you consider managing restaurants and living within my means a financial background. Frankly, considering the current state of our city, perhaps we need leadership that is willing to break from the traditional approach to finance. I propose that there are untapped sources of revenue available to the city that will also decrease overhead for the city. Please follow my blog and facebook page for more info. Monkeyshines: I hope to see you at one of my public listening events. Nelson Aldrich: Thanks. I hope to set the bar a bit higher for myself.
Lu February 22, 2013 at 05:11 PM
It was refreshing to see you speak unscripted. That a rarity these days. Rare but refreshing. Welcome and good luck.
michael February 22, 2013 at 08:43 PM
We already have big enough problems as it is!!!! We don't need a person with no financial back round thinking he can do a better job.let's focus on the big picture.the fight is already lost. Hate to sound negative but the proof is in the pudding.
Jay February 22, 2013 at 10:49 PM
I appreciate that you want to make a difference Dave. You're right that this current mayor and city council are clueless. New leadership is needed. But I believe this city is headed for bankruptcy one way or another. The numbers are stacked against the city. Unless you have some very creative ideas. Feel free to share a few with us.
Kerry C O'Neil February 23, 2013 at 06:49 PM
Traditional methods haven't been working for well, Quite a long time. New, young minds with fresh ideas is what this city needs. You can look at it a few different ways. First, how much worse can it get? That's for you naysayers already hanging the guy from a cross. The Mayor of San Antonio is a gentleman named Julian Castro. A man who is David's age and turned one of our countries largest cities around. Its the best thing the voters of San Antonio has done in 50 years. New ideas people, that's what this city needs. Rather than complain, insult and destroy the English language, open your eyes and look around....tired of seeing foreclosed properties and no jobs in the city you once loved? I sure am
David Fisher February 24, 2013 at 06:43 AM
Thanks for keeping an open mind, Jay. Creativity and foresight are qualities sorely lacking in our current "leaders." I will be rolling out my full platform this week, and will repost on Woonsocket Patch.
David Fisher February 24, 2013 at 06:49 AM
Michael, I am all about the big picture and thinking in the long-term. Qualities that I see none of in our current "leadership." If, as you say, the proof is in the pudding, then let me make some pudding. Why not give me a shot and see what a totally different approach can accomplish?
David Fisher February 24, 2013 at 06:51 AM
Thanks, Lu. I despise the "talk a lot, say nothing" politicians, You ask, I answer. Easy-peasy.
michael February 25, 2013 at 07:03 PM
Ok Mr fisher prove me wrong . You run and I will vote for you. And I'm sure that I would have many people follow me in a positive direction on voting in a new mayor.I hope your rite about what your saying. You will need all the help to fix the problems that our elected officials have failed to recognize!!!!!! Good luck im ready for a new change. I'm sure I'm speaking for a lot of voters.
michael February 26, 2013 at 02:23 AM
Mr.Fisher if you do win? Maybe I can share some really great ideas with you on somethings that need a lot of attention!!!!!!! Let me know ok.
David Fisher February 26, 2013 at 03:58 AM
Thank, you, Michael. A chance is all that I'm asking, and I will need help, but from everyone in the city, not just the city staff. I hope I can count on that from you. Get out into your neighborhood, meet your neighbors and build relationships with them. We are all in this together, and we have to watch each others backs if we're ever to move forward.
David Fisher February 26, 2013 at 04:00 AM
I will need all the help, ideas, and creative solutions that we can muster. Please message your contact info to my facebook page. http://www.facebook.com/DaveFisherForMayor
JC July 09, 2013 at 09:19 PM
Dave, I just found out that my taxes are going up again? $1.55 per $1000??! I don't have that money to give!! And I suppose when they want more they will tax me again?! This is disgusting! Until everyone is willing to do their fair share this town will continue to sink ino the toilet!take more from taxpayers?? Is that the answer? Squeeze the guys that are generating income? Shaws is the next store to leave town? This is not going to end! We can't afford to run the town the way we do! Period!
JC July 09, 2013 at 09:25 PM
Dave, so raise my taxes and for what?? The "product" is definitely not worth it at all! Good luck, I will try to learn more about you and your core values... Because my neighbors and I are Not gonna stand for this leadership anymore! We want to back BIG change in Woonsocket!


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