Brett P. Smiley is a Democratic who ran for mayor of Providence, R.I., in 2014. He dropped out before the Democratic primary. The president of Campaign Finance Officers LLC, Smiley has managed candidate and referendum campaigns in Rhode Island, served as an advisor to mayors David Cicilline and Angel Taveras. He was chairman of the Providence Water Supply Board from 2011 to 2013.
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