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Providence councilman faces recall election

A longtime Providence councilman will soon find out if his constituents want him to stay in office.

Residents of the city's Ward 3 will vote today on whether to retain Kevin Jackson as their representative on the city council.

The Democrat was indicted in July on charges he embezzled more than $125,000 from the Providence Cobras youth track and field team. He has denied the charges.

More than 2,300 voters in Jackson's neighborhood signed a recall petition following his arrest. Jackson has represented a portion of the city's East Side since 1995.

The ward has about 10,000 registered voters. Prominent state leaders such as Gov. Gina Raimondo , U.S. Rep. David Cicilline  and General Treasurer Seth Magaziner, all Democrats, live in the ward and have said they will vote.



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