PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) – Former Rhode Island U.S. Attorney Peter Neronha has scheduled a news conference for next Tuesday where he’s expected to announce he will run for attorney general.
According to a Board of Elections filing obtained by Eyewitness News, Neronha has filed to run for the office as a Democrat.
Neronha served eight years as the state’s top federal prosecutor before stepping down in March.
Other Democrats considering a run for attorney general include state Rep. Robert Craven and state Sen. Donna Nesselbush.
Incumbent Attorney General Peter Kilmartin is barred by term limits from running again.