"I’m proud of my service to Cranston and have tried to remain active during my time off but I’ve been seriously considering running for office in 2014,” Lupino said in release. “The discussions with my family and supporters have been valuable.”
Lupino has served on the School Committee and City Council over a 14-year span and by the time he announced he would no longer seek reelection last year, he had committee and council presidencies under his belt.
Lupino said he chose not to run again in 2012 for "personal and work related issues" but he is now "excited by thoughts of opportunity to forge new partnerships between the public and private sector to improve our city and bring back the pride in Cranston."
A run for School Committee or City Council are in the cards but Lupino hinted that he might run for mayor — if there is a job opening.
Cranston Mayor Allan W. Fung is expected to announce his bid for the Rhode Island Governorship, which could create a vacancy here in Cranston if he wins. If Fung loses, he still has two years left in the four-year mayoral term he was elected to in 2012.
“I’m proud of the cooperative working relationship I have with Mayor Fung, and several of the current council members, and my efforts to bring the council and mayor’s office together,” Lupino said. "Encouragement to run for mayor in 2016 or earlier has surfaced from many diverse entities and individuals."