In a crowded and growing Democratic gubernatorial field, the least known, and by far youngest, is Dr. Luis Daniel Muñoz, 35, who will join a What’s Up Newp videocast on Wednesday at 4 p.m.  

It will be an opportunity to get to know Muñoz, a progressive who ran for governor as an independent in 2018, finishing with just 6,223 votes (1.7 percent). 

So far, three other Democrats have announced their candidacies for governor — Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea, General Treasurer Seth Magaziner, and former Secretary of State Matt Brown. Gov. Daniel McKee has said on several occasions that he intends to run for reelection.

McKee had been lieutenant governor but assumed the governorship earlier this year when then Gov. Gina Raimondo was appointed U.S. Commerce Secretary by President Biden.

Muñoz describes himself as a community organizer, medical doctor, husband, and father. A graduate of Central Falls High School, Rhode Island College and the University of Connecticut Medical School, Muñoz was born in New York City and moved to Central Falls in the fourth grade.

He has served as a member of Rhode Island’s Equity Council.

Watch our conversation live below or anytime afterward.

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Frank Prosnitz

Frank Prosnitz brings to WhatsUpNewp several years in journalism, including 10 as editor of the Providence (RI) Business News and 14 years as a reporter and bureau manager at the Providence (RI) Journal. Prosnitz began his journalism career as a sportswriter at the Asbury Park (NJ) Press, moving to The News Tribune (Woodbridge, NJ), before joining the Providence Journal. Prosnitz hosts the Morning Show on WLBQ radio (Westerly), 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. Monday through Friday, and It’s Your Business, also on WBLQ, Monday and Tuesday, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Prosnitz has twice won Best in Business Awards from the national Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW), twice was named Media Advocate of the Year by the Small Business Administration, won an investigative reporter’s award from the New England Press Association, and newswriting award from the Rhode Island Press Association.