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2014 Providence, Rhode Island mayoral election

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2014 Providence mayoral election
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Candidate Jorge Elorza Buddy Cianci
Party Democratic Independent
Popular vote 20,027 17,306
Percentage 52.1% 45.0%

Mayor before election

Angel Taveras

Elected Mayor

Jorge Elorza

The 2014 Providence, Rhode Island mayoral election was held on November 4, 2014. The election saw the election of Jorge Elorza.

Incumbent Angel Taveras did not seek reelection, and instead (unsuccessfully) sought the Democratic nomination in the coinciding Rhode Island gubernatorial election.


Democratic primary

The Democratic primary was held on September 9, 2014.


Despite still appearing on the ballot, Brett Smiley had withdrawn and endorsed Elorza before the primary was held.[1]

Primary election results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jorge O. Elorza 11,051 48.7%
Democratic Michael A. Solomon 9,870 43.5%
Democratic Christopher F. Young 1,049 4.6%
Democratic Brett Peter Smiley 745 3.3%

General election

The election pinned Democratic primary winner Jorge Elorza against former mayor Buddy Cianci, who was running as an independent, and Republican Daniel S. Harrop.

Elorza was endorsed by United States President Barack Obama.[3]

On July 14, 2014, businessman Lorne Adrian withdrew his independent candidacy.[4]

Independent candidate Jeffrey E. Lemire failed to get his name on the ballot.[5]


General election results[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jorge O. Elorza 20,027 52.1%
Independent Vincent A. Cianci, Jr. 17,306 45.0%
Republican Daniel S. Harrop 1,049 2.6%
Write-in Write-in 88 0.2%
Total votes 38,470


  1. ^ McGowan, Dan (10 November 2020). "The race for Providence mayor is already underway - The Boston Globe". Retrieved 13 November 2020.
  2. ^ "Mayor CITY OF PROVIDENCE". 26 September 2014. Retrieved 28 November 2019.
  3. ^ Smith, Michelle R. (27 October 2014). "Obama endorses Democrat in Providence mayoral race". San Diego Union-Tribune. The Associated Press. Retrieved 29 November 2019.
  4. ^ Hill, John (14 July 2014). "Lorne Adrain drops out of Providence mayoral race". Providence Journal. Retrieved 13 November 2020.
  5. ^ Hill, John (16 July 2014). "". Providence Journal. Retrieved 13 November 2020.
  6. ^ "Mayor CITY OF PROVIDENCE". 3 December 2014. Retrieved 28 November 2019.
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