The Middletown Democratic Town Committee said they "overwhelmingly" endorsed Providence Mayor Angel Taveras for Governor over his Democratic primary opponents last night.
“Our Committee was very impressed with Mayor Taveras’ vision for Rhode Island. He understands what makes this state so special,” said Chairman Robert J. Sylvia. “His plans include not only those that invest in infrastructure and tourism that will help get people back to work and improve our economy, but those that invest in our people and our environment.”
“Two of Rhode Island’s greatest resources are our people and our environment. When we make smart investments in things like education, job training and conservation efforts, we benefit our state overall,” said Taveras. “I’m grateful to receive the endorsement of the Middletown Democratic Town Committee and look forward to working with them to grow our economy, get people back to work and increase opportunity for all Rhode Islanders.”
Taveras has previously been endorsed by: the Rhode Island State Association of Firefighters, the American Association of University Professors URI Chapter, the United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 328, Brotherhood of Utility Workers Council/UWUA Local 310, U.S. Senator Tom Harkin, retired Pawtucket Mayor James E. Doyle, Senator Elizabeth Crowley, Senator Daniel Da Ponte, Senator James E. Doyle II, Senator Gayle Goldin, Senator Maryellen Goodwin, Senator Roger Picard, Senator Juan Pichardo, Senator Leonidas Raptakis, Senator Adam Satchell, Representative Marvin Abney, Representative Joseph Almeida, Representative Gregg Amore, Representative David Bennett, Representative Stephen Casey, Representative Robert Craven Sr., Representative John DeSimone, Representative John Edwards, Representative Deborah Fellela, Representative Frank Ferri, Representative Scott Guthrie, Representative Ray Johnston, Representative Katherine Kazarian, Representative James McLaughlin, Representative Helio Melo, Representative Mary Messier, Representative Michael Morin, Representative Tom Palangio, Representative Patricia Serpa, Representative Agostinho Silva, Representative Scott Slater, Representative Lisa Tomasso, Representative Larry Valencia, Representative Donna Walsh, Pawtucket City Councilman Jean Philippe Barros, Pawtucket City Councilman Terrence Mercer, Pawtucket City Council President David Moran, Pawtucket Councilor At Large Lorenzo Tetreault, Pawtucket Councilor At Large Albert Vitali, Jr., Pawtucket City Councilman Mark Wildenhain, the Central Falls Democratic City Committee, Coventry Democratic Town Committee, Hopkinton Democratic Town Committee, Newport City Democratic Committee, North Kingstown Democratic Town Committee, Pawtucket Democratic City Committee, Providence Democratic City Committee, Smithfield Democratic Town Committee and the Westerly Democratic Town Committee.