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Marek joins Fogarty's Cranston campaign

The blogosphere and politics are merging in Cranston, with Kiersten signing on with Cynthia Fogarty's Democratic mayoral campaign.

The Fogarty for Mayor campaign is pleased to announce that it has hired Kiersten Marek as its campaign coordinator.  Kiersten is a Cranston resident and clinical social worker who owns and runs the blog, which follows Cranston community issues, particularly issues related to education, finance, and zoning.
"In taking this position as coordinator for Cindy Fogarty's campaign, I hope to bring more Cranston residents into the process of electing the best possible Mayor for our city.  I firmly believe Cindy's record as a city councilmember, business woman, litigator and citizen advocate are the strongest indicators of how she will lead Cranston in the right direction."
Cindy Fogarty adds, "I have known Kiersten since my first days on the City Council.  She was a volunteer member of the Cranston Financial Review Board and has been active on many school and community issues. Kiersten's willingness to serve her city during a challenging financial period is indicative of her community commitment. She has continued to be involved on the major issues facing not only Cranstonians, but all Rhode Islanders."

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  • Marc said:

    Ian, Wow! Just last week she was a blogger/reporter and interviewed Candidate Fogarty. Now, 6 days later, she becomes Fogarty's campaign coordinator.  Who was interviewing who?  Remarkable.  

    July 23, 2008 2:21 PM
  • Ian Donnis said:

    It is a swift change, Marc, but crossing the line between reporter and the other side isn't all that uncommon. Jim Taricani, for example, did a spell as Governor Almond's communications guy.

    July 23, 2008 4:14 PM
  • Kiersten Marek said:

    Thanks very much for the mention, Ian.  We are going to work super hard to try to ensure a Democratic victory for Cranston and a better future for our residents, from toddlers to teens to seniors.  Cindy has a strong reputation and track record -- just chatting with fellow parents at my babysitters I learned of how well she worked with Ward 2 members in a certain area about 4 years ago, to address creating a "neighborhood watch" for crime.  It's great stuff and it comes naturally to her.

    July 23, 2008 4:24 PM
  • CT said:

    Congratulations Kiersten. Now that you are part of the Fogarty campaign, will you make an announcement and provide disclosure on

    In following your blog, your affinity for a particular political party was fairly transparent. I feel that your readers will appreciate the continued transparency.

    August 7, 2008 10:05 PM

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