It took me forever to decide who to vote for, but I finally settled on Angel Taveras. He had endorsements from people I like — Myrth York, Rhoda Perry, SEIU, Clean Water Action. He grew up, lives and works in Providence, I think he’ll make a good mayor.
So today, around suppertime, I drove on over to Taveras HQ. There were doorbells to ring and people to canvass. I met a guy named Francisco and we teamed up to visit some streets off Chalkstone.
I’m always impressed with how nice people are, when, after all, I’m ringing their doorbell uninvited. Maybe they are just as nice to the Avon Lady and the Fuller Brush Man, but I like to think it’s the American love of democracy. Quite a few of the people we talked to had already voted.
I agreed to go to the polling place at Nathaniel Greene to record the early returns, and though it looks like the turnout was light, Angel Taveras was doing well.
Now I’m home waiting for the numbers to come in. And I got a cool t-shirt.
THE DAY AFTER: Angel won! I like to think the mighty Kmareka political machine had a part in this. Congratulations to Angel Tavares and all the good people who worked for him. Now on to November.