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

"The pension fund in the city of Providence is only 30 percent funded, about the same level as when he [Taveras] took office."

"There have been at least 100 shootings each year [Angel Taveras] has been mayor" of Providence.

"If you look at what we’ve done over the last several years, the crime rate has actually gone down in [Providence] and . . . the number of shootings has been going down."

"Providence graduation rates are up."

I turned "a $110 million deficit into a $1.6 million surplus for our city."

Recent stories featuring Angel Taveras

From True to Pants on Fire: A pre-debate candidate scorecard:

Clay Pell, Gina Raimondo and Angel Taveras have at least two things in common.

They’re all running in the Democratic primary for governor.

And they’ve all faced PolitiFact Rhode Island’s Truth-O-Meter, with varying outcomes.

As the candidates prepare for Tuesday night’s Providence Journal/WPRI-12 debate, we thought we’d take a look at their PolitiFact scorecards.

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