Taveras Cites Endorsement by 32 State Lawmakers

Feb 6, 2014

Angel Taveras' gubernatorial campaign is rolling out endorsements by 32 state lawmakers.

In a statement, Taveras says, “I am grateful to these 32 State Senators and State Representatives for their support and for their belief in the Democratic values that I stand for,” said Mayor Angel Taveras. “I look forward to continuing to work with these officials, and all Rhode Islanders, to convey my message of hope and my plans to move Rhode Island forward.”

His campaign identifies these lawmakers as endorsing Taveras in his primary battle with Gina Raimondo and Clay Pell:

Sen. Elizabeth Crowley (Central Falls, Pawtucket)
Sen. Daniel Da Ponte (East Providence)
Sen. Gayle Goldin (Providence)
Sen. Maryellen Goodwin (Providence)
Sen. Roger Picard (Cumberland, Woonsocket)
Sen. Juan Pichardo (Providence)
Sen. Leonidas Raptakis (Coventry, East Greenwich, West Greenwich)
Sen. Adam Satchell (West Warwick)

Rep. Marvin Abney (Newport, Middletown)
Rep. Joseph Almeida (Providence)
Rep. Gregg Amore (East Providence)
Rep. David Bennett (Warwick)
Rep. Stephen Casey (Woonsocket)
Rep. Robert Craven Sr. (North Kingstown)
Rep. John DeSimone (Providence)
Rep. John Edwards (Portsmouth, Tiverton)
Rep. Deborah Fellela (Johnston)
Rep. Frank Ferri (Warwick)
Rep. Scott Guthrie (Coventry)
Rep. Ray Johnston (Pawtucket)
Rep. Katherine Kazarian (East Providence)
Rep. James McLaughlin (Cumberland, Central Falls)
Rep. Helio Melo (East Providence)
Rep. Mary Messier (Pawtucket, East Providence)
Rep. Michael Morin (Woonsocket)*
Rep. Tom Palangio (Providence)
Rep. Patricia Serpa (West Warwick, Coventry, Warwick)
Rep. Agostinho Silva (Central Falls)
Rep. Scott Slater (Providence)
Rep. Lisa Tomasso (Coventry, West Greenwich)
Rep. Larry Valencia (Richmond, Exeter, Hopkinton)
Rep. Donna Walsh (Charlestown, New Shoreham, South Kingstown, Westerly)

The endorsements of Finance Chairmen Melo and DaPonte are unsurprising, considering how the kitchen cabinet for Taveras' campaign includes former House majority leader George Caruolo of East Providence.