Maguire running in District 4

Maguire running in District 4

PAWTUCKET – Andrew “Drew” Maguire has officially announced his run for City Council District 4 in Pawtucket.

Maguire, who was raised in Warwick, moved to Pawtucket six years ago with his wife, and lifelong Pawtucket resident, Beatriz Lopez. He said he quickly fell in love with the city.

“Maybe I’m biased because my wife is from Pawtucket, but it really is an amazing city, no matter which side of the issues folks land on they’re passionate,” Maguire said. “I’m just looking to give back to a city that has given me so much ...”

Maguire has canvased and worked with the community to fight a proposed asphalt plant and to save the Hose Company 6 building. He has also strongly opposed the proposed waste transfer station in Pawtucket, instead backing the use of solar panels for green energy.

Maguire, whose childhood home was torn down to make way for the airport, said he is a voice of caution on the PawSox deal, seeking a middle road solution. He said he is a strong supporter of universal health care, blaming the loss of Memorial Hospital squarely on for-profit medicine.

Maguire, who manages a warehouse, has worked most of his life. He started working as a cashier at the age of 14 to help support himself and his mom. He plans on bringing those working-class ideals to the City Council.

City officials need to bring jobs to Pawtucket “and make our city a place folks want to visit, work, and live,” said Maguire.