As Election Day comes to a close, the state’s democrats have some celebrating to do. The party’s candidates saw victories in all major state and federal positions, including the much-publicized race for mayor of Providence. Here are some of the results.
Mayor of Providence
Jorge Elorza (D)
Elorza, the 37-year-old judge and law professor, beat out two time mayor and ex-con, Buddy Cianci, winning 53% of the vote.
Governor of Rhode Island
Gina Raimondo (D)
Raimondo, who beat out Cranston mayor Allen Fung (R) by three points, has been State General Treasurer since 2010. She is also a well-respected venture capitalist and lawyer. As the mother of two, her campaign emphasizes that her platforms aim to put families first. She also plans to create jobs by funding tourism, infrastructure, manufacturing, student internships and small business startups. Raimondo holds degrees from Harvard (B.A.), Yale (J.D.) and Oxford (NBD).
House of Representatives
RI District 1: David Cicilline (D)
RI District 2: Jim Langevin (D)
Both incumbent House representatives took the win, beating their opponents by around 20% each.
With 70% of the vote Democratic incumbent, Jack Reed will continue to represent the people of RI in the U.S. Senate.