When questioned about the possibility of a run for Mayor next year Matos said, While I think I would be good at the job, I dont have sufficient resources to run an effective campaign. Historically speaking, many of the recent mayoral candidates have invested significant personal funds in their campaigns.
I have many passionate supporters and good name recognition, however as someone recently said, I am people rich and cash poor. As a City Councilwoman I have effectively used my voice and influence to empower the communities of Providence, and I want to continue to help solve the issues we face, says Matos.
Possessing a strong cultural identity, seen in her Latina roots, Matos unending work for the various communities of Providence gives her a unique awareness of the issues for many of its people. As a City Councilwoman Matos has become a prominent public figure in the political landscape of the city. Her fresh voice and strong determination give her politics a fire and vitality that put the tough issues on the frontlines. She possesses an understanding of the diverse and growing community of the city and the progressive nature of its people.