Attleboro mayor decides to run for 2nd term

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ATTLEBORO, Mass. (WPRI) — Citing the success of his first term, Attleboro Mayor Paul Heroux has announced plans to run for re-election.

Heroux told The Sun Chronicle earlier this month he was still undecided if he was going to run again. He later shared the article on Facebook, saying, “Historically, I’ve always made a late decision.”

But he threw his indecision out the window Tuesday when he pulled nomination papers to run for a second term.

Heroux posted on Facebook that he’s excited about the progress that’s been made and he wants to ensure the projects he started in his first term are completed.

“I never take running for office lightly as it has to be done for the right reasons,” Heroux said. “Public service is not about those who serve, it is about those who would be served. The work is about doing good things for the people of this city.”

The first-time mayor unseated the seven-term incumbent Kevin Dumas in the November 2017 election, winning 54% of the vote.

“I love what I do. I love serving the people of Attleboro,” Heroux added. “I love navigating challenging problems and coming up with solutions. The Council and I have worked together on far much more than we have disagreed on. That is healthy and that is why there is so much progress.”

Heroux entered the national spotlight after he took his dog Mura on a special cross-country road trip after learning she only had months to live.

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