By Ian Donnis
Providence, R.I. – Looking into how Democratic mayoral candidate Angel Taveras won Providence, WRNI does a ward by ward breakdown.
Amid expectations of a tight Providence mayoral race, Angel Taveras won a commanding 20 point victory, beating three Democratic opponents in eleven of the city's 15 wards, and running up huge margins in the vote-rich East Side.
Taveras also had a huge edge in Ward 9, representing Elmwood and Lower South Providence.
In Ward 2 (Blackstone, College Hill), Taveras had 2003 votes, compared with 203 for John Lombardi and 383 for Steven Costantino. Similar spreads were seen in Ward 1 (Fox Point): Taveras, 826; Costantino, 183; Lombardi, 182; and Ward 3 (Mount Hope): Taveras, 1563; Lombardi, 325; Costantino, 268.
Lombardi won four wards: Ward 4 (Charles); Ward 6 (Manton, Mount Pleasant); Ward 13 (his home base of Federal Hill); and Ward 14 (Elmhurst, Wanskuck). Taveras, meanwhile, had close victories in two diverse areas, Ward 7 (Hartford, Silver Lake) and Ward 11 (Upper South Providence), while winning solid victories in such traditionally white neighborhoods as Ward 5 (Mount Pleasant, Elmhurst).
Taveras, who faces independent candidate Jon Scott in the November election, would be Providence's first Latino mayor if elected.
Take A Look At The Numbers
To take a look at the ward numbers, click here.