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Angel Taveras
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Former candidate for
Governor of Rhode Island
J.D.Georgetown University Law Center
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Angel Taveras is the 37th Mayor of Providence and was a Democratic candidate for Governor of Rhode Island in the 2014 elections.[1]


An attorney by trade, Taveras was appointed to serve as an Associate Judge on the Providence Housing Court in 2007. In 2010, he stepped down from this position to run for Mayor of Providence. Taveras won a four-way Democratic Primary and went on to win the November general election with 82 percent of the vote. He was sworn in as mayor on January 3, 2011.[2]


  • Bachelor's degree, Harvard
  • J.D., Georgetown University Law Center



See also: Rhode Island gubernatorial election, 2014

Taveras ran for election as Governor of Rhode Island. He did not win the Democratic nomination in the primary.[3] The general election took place November 4, 2014.

Primary results

Governor of Rhode Island, Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngGina Raimondo 42.1% 53,990
Angel Taveras 29.1% 37,326
Clay Pell 26.9% 34,515
Todd Giroux 1.8% 2,264
Total Votes 128,095
Election Results via Rhode Island Board of Elections.

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