Thanks to David Cicilline Providence was left bankrupt and insolvent.
He brags about accomplishments but has nothing to show for his efforts.
He won the Democratic primary to succeed retiring Rep. Kushner with 56% of the vote and was unopposed in the general election.
A Brown University survey in September 2007 found that 64 percent of state residents approved of the job Cicilline was doing in Providence.
By February 2008, that number had dropped to 51 percent. Multiple violent crimes were committed by illegal aliens.
And in September 2008, his popularity fell to 46 percent. Cicilline also permitted many union contracts to run wild.
He was raised in Providence before moving to Narragansett.
In high school, he served as president of his graduating class and participated in the Close Up Washington civic education program before heading to Brown University, where he established a branch of the College Democrats with his classmate, John F. He took a degree in political science, graduating magna cum laude in 1983. C., for a while to work as a lawyer and Public Defender Service.He then went to Georgetown University Law Center where he earned a J. He ran for the Rhode Island Senate in 1992 against incumbent senator Rhoda Perry but lost the Democratic primary.Two years later, he was elected to the Rhode Island House of Representatives, representing the 4th district on Providence's East Side.In 2009, Cicilline served as one of six selection committee members for the Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence.Cicilline's administration focused on the residential neighborhoods of Providence, as well as the "Renaissance" areas of downtown and Federal Hill that thrived under Cianci, and continued the promotion of the city via the tax breaks given to artists and movie productions.A former state legislator, he overcame the animosity between state and city government that had existed under Cianci.