The new mayor of Woonsocket, Lisa Baldelli-Hunt, is slated to be inaugurated this evening Tuesday. Baldelli-Hunt is taking on the job after winning four terms as a state representative.
House Speaker Gordon Fox plans to swear in Baldelli-Hunt during a 7 pm ceremony at the Stadium Theatre in Woonsocket. Her uncle, Charles Baldelli, a former mayor in the city, will emcee the event.
Baldelli-Hunt beat two term Republican mayor Leo Fontaine in an election last month. The change comes as Woonsocket continues to wrestle with financial problems.
Baldelli-Hunt will resign her House seat prior to her inauguration. A special election to fill that seat is planned for February.
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