EP’s First Announced Mayoral Candidate has Kickoff
The only announced candidate to be East Providence's first elected Mayor, so far, is Bob DaSilva. Although early in the announcement process, DaSilva is having an official campaign opening event. DaSilva, a police Captain in Pawtucket, has been active in local government, community groups and youth sports. DaSilva was one of several persons, identified by The Reporter, as a potential candidate to become East Providence's first-ever Mayor. The election is slated for November, 2018.
“It is with great enthusiasm and excitement that I announce my candidacy for Mayor of East Providence. Today, more than any other moment in our city’s history, East Providence residents need and deserve a leader who will unite us and embody the virtues of Townie Pride,” said DaSilva. “Honesty, accountability and strong work ethic – those are the values I live by and the standards I will bring to the office of mayor.”
The DaSilva campaign has scheduled its official kickoff for Thursday, September 14 from 6 PM - 8 PM at the Riviera Restaurant, 580 North Broadway, East Providence, Rhode Island. The event is free to the public.
DaSilva, 48, earned a B.S. in Administration of Justice from Roger Williams University. He is married to Anna Karina and they have two sons