Politics
8:35 am
Tue September 10, 2013

Diossa Runs Unopposed For Mayor of Central Falls

Central Falls Mayor James Diossa won’t have any competition when he seeks re-election this fall.  Diossa won election last year as the first Latino mayor in the predominantly minority city.

Central Falls mayor James Diossa will run unopposed in the upcoming election.
Central Falls mayor James Diossa will run unopposed in the upcoming election.
Credit Ian Donnis / RIPR

Diossa will have a clean shot to win a three-year term when Central Falls voters go to the polls in November. The 28-year-old mayor says he’s humbled by what he calls a vote of confidence in his leadership.

Although Central Falls has emerged from bankruptcy, the city faces other challenges … like the need for more jobs and a broader tax base. Diossa says he’s made city government more open and more responsive. As an example, he points to how he keeps late office hours twice a month so residents can come in to share their concerns.

In related news, three city councilors who supported former mayor Charles Moreau have decided not to seek re-election. Moreau is now serving a two-year prison sentence for corruption.


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