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.
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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