Providence Mayor David N. Cicilline told N4N today that his bid for re-election this fall will be his last mayoral run. He was mum, though, about what posts he might consider after he leaves the mayor's office.
Cicilline passed on the gubernatorial election this time around and would probably not make a run for the job in four years if one of the Democrats vying for the job - Frank Caprio or Patrick Lynch - wins and seeks re-election in 2014.
Some observers say they believe Cicilline has his eye on Congress. The most plausible route to an open seat in the coming years would be Senator Jack Reed taking a position in the Obama cabinet, though the senator has played down the possibility.
Back in 2006, Providence voters approved a two-term limit on the mayor, effective in 2011. Cicilline, if he wins re-election this time around, would be eligible to run for re-election in 2014. But he said today that running for a fourth term would violate the spirit, if not the letter, of the term-limit law.