PROVIDENCE - Providence City Council President and Democratic Mayoral candidate Michael Solomon announced today the hiring of Liz White as campaign manager for his mayoral campaign. "I am thrilled to have a campaign manager with an accomplished policy and communications background," said Solomon. "Liz is a great team builder and she is passionate about the issues facing our city: education, community development, health care and rebuilding the city's middle class. I worked closely with her on passing historic reforms that took on Big Tobacco and protected the health of Providence's youth and was impressed with her management of such an important campaign." For the last year, White has served as Deputy Director of Communications for Providence Mayor Angel Taveras where she co-managed City Hall media relations and served as mayoral spokeswoman. "I am proud to have worked as a member of Mayor Taveras' team and of the work we have accomplished in Providence," said Liz White. "I am excited to join Michael Solomon's campaign and to continue the work to move Providence forward." Prior to coming to City Hall, White served as Manager and then Director of Public Affairs at Advocacy Solutions LLC since 2006 where she led public affairs and strategic communications efforts for clients in the health care, education and social services sectors - including the development of Tobacco-Free Providence, a multi-year campaign in partnership with the City of Providence and the Center of Disease Control that successfully took on big tobacco and recently won in the First Circuit Court of Appeals. White graduated from Providence College in 2006 with a dual degree in Health Policy and Spanish. She plans on transitioning out of City Hall and starting with the campaign on March 17, 2014.