Statement on Primary Election Results
July 12, 2017
Mark Santow issued the following statement on Facebook this evening.
"This has been a remarkable, inspiring experience, and I am humbled by the work that so many friends and neighbors have done, to help me get this far. Nirva Rebecca LaFortune ran a hopeful, inclusive and exciting campaign, and I am excited about what will follow. I look forward to supporting her in the coming months and years, and it will be an honor for my family and I to be represented by her on the Providence City Council. I’m excited to get back to the work of the Providence School Board, and to fight for educational equality and for safe and healthy public school buildings. My hope is that the positive energy my neighbors have mustered for this election will continue, and that we can unite to not only elect Nirva to the Council, but to help her – and all of ward 3 -- succeed after that. I’ll do my part. Thanks so much to all my neighbors, for your kind words, inviting me into your homes, and sharing your hopes about Providence with me. I share them."
Providence Teachers Union Endorses Santow
June 16, 2017
In a statement today on Twitter, the Providence Teacher's Union endorsed Mark Santow in the Special Election for the Ward 3 City Council Seat. The text of the statement follows.
"The special election in Ward 3 has produced a field of ethical and qualified candidates with municipal aspirations. Democratic candidate Mark Santow enthusiastically pursued the endorsement of the Providence Teachers Union based on his respect and knowledge fo the hard work Providence teachers commit to each day in the classroom. Mark has stood side by side with our teachers on many issues, including stopping aggressive school privatization, increasing English Language learner (ELL) funding, and the necessity to improve the intrastructure of our publicschools. As a Councilperson, Mark Santow will continue his fight to improve public education outcomes in Providence. Moreover, Mark's strong voice in the community and tenure of advocacy has helped him build a strong rapport with teachers, students, and other stakeholders in Providence. For all these reasons, the Providence Teachers Union enthusiastically endorses Mark Santow for Providence City Council in Ward 3."