Angel Taveras's file:

Democrat from Rhode Island

Angel Taveras has served as Providence's mayor since Jan. 3, 2011. He is the first Dominican-American to be elected mayor in Rhode Island. Taveras, a lawyer and former Housing Court judge, replaced David N. Cicilline, who was elected to Congress in Rhode Island's 1st District. He is a graduate of  Harvard University and Georgetown Law School.

Recent statements involving Angel Taveras

Under Mayor Angel Taveras "Providence’s bond rating was downgraded from A to BBB, two steps above junk-bond status."  

"In Connecticut and New York, students at Achievement First schools consistently outperform city and statewide averages."

The Providence teacher contract "is one of the longest in the country."

Providence teachers "can go five or six years without an evaluation."

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