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
"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."
Recent stories featuring Angel Taveras
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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