Endorsements

Organizations

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GoLocalProv News

"[Gonzalo] has held key positions for top-level elected officials, including then-Mayor David Cicilline, Mayor Angel Tavares, and Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea.

In each case, he demonstrated administrative talent and approachability. Cuervo’s policy positions are often left of Smiley’s — how left is an unknown. Elected office and its predictable -- and unpredictable -- problems usually make newly elected officials more pragmatic than they might sound in the heat of a campaign.

A critical challenge for the new mayor will be developing a productive relationship with the next city council — a council that, due to term limits, will, in general, be younger, more progressive, and very inexperienced.

This task appears to align with Cuervo’s strengths. He has the ability to relate to all of Providence and knows City Hall and the State House very well.

All three candidates are talented, and all could serve the city well, but for the aforementioned reasons, GoLocal endorses Gonzalo Cuervo."
- GoLocalProv

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Graduate Labor Organization

"We have full confidence in Gonzalo's housing platform and commitment to making Providence an affordable place to live for working people. Moreover, we are excited to support a candidate who will prioritize addressing the city’s housing crisis through the public development of affordable housing and rent stabilization over the enrichment of private developers and real estate speculators.

As a union we are working to ensure that our employer and other large non-profits pay their fair share so that Providence can provide the high-quality services residents expect from local government. We are particularly concerned with using the negotiation of new PILOT agreements to secure revenue that will give Providence Public School District teachers the resources they need. We believe that out of all the candidates in this race Gonzalo is in the best position to work with members of the city council and Providence's statehouse delegation, as well as community organizations, to hold Brown accountable in PILOT negotiations."
- Michael Ziegler, GLO Political Director

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Reclaim RI

“We at Reclaim RI are proud to stand with Gonzalo Cuervo and offer him our support in taking on these visionary solutions to the housing crisis. We believe that the inclusion of the policies we’ve developed here, combined with Gonzalo’s already strong housing platform, will help make Providence a model for cities across the United States that want to ensure that their communities remain affordable for all their residents. For too long, the City of Providence has abandoned the entire housing market to private developers, and the result is today’s terrible affordability crisis. It’s time for the City to step up and take action directly.”
- Miguel Martinez Youngs, Reclaim RI’s Organizing Director

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Climate Action RI

"CARI is pleased to announce that we are endorsing the Gonzalo campaign for mayor! We appreciate Gonzalo's commitment to decarbonizing the city, improving our air quality, and implementing the Climate Justice plan. We think Gonzalo has the skills, relationships, and vision to get the job done."
- Climate Action RI

“Gonzalo has the skills, relationships, community ties, and vision to get the job done.”
- Caitlin Sanford, CARI’s Providence Politics Team lead

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IAFF Local 799

“Gonzalo has always treated Providence’s firefighters with the same respect he gives anyone else. We know he will be honest with us about what he expects and needs from us, and that he’ll expect the same from Local 799. His commitment to improving lines of communication between the Fire Department and the Mayor’s Office is a welcome change of direction from previous mayors, and we’re looking forward to having a mayor who treats our city’s public servants with care and respect. We’re looking forward to getting out there and telling the whole city it’s time to elect a mayor who believes in Providence.”
- IAFF Local 799 President Michael Foley

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RI Latino PAC

"RILPAC is proud to endorse Gonzalo Cuervo for Providence Mayor in the 2022 Primary Elections"

RILPAC is a nonpartisan organization that educates elected officials, political leaders, and candidates in the concerns and priorities shared by Rhode Island Latinos; takes a stand on issues that impact the State's underrepresented communities; and supports candidates committed to improving the quality of life for Rhode Island Latinos.

Elected officials

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Jorge Elorza
Mayor of Providence

The mayor's office is a job that by definition involves facing significant challenges, and it is crucial that that responsibility be imparted to someone with the right experience, an ability to assemble a broad coalition, and detailed and thoughtful policy plans. I am confident that Gonzalo Cuervo is that person for Providence in 2022.

Jorge Elorza
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Nellie Gorbea
RI Secretary of State

Gonzalo will be a great mayor. There are very few people that have the kind of intellect, the kind of understanding of a variety of communities that comprise not just Providence but the state of Rhode Island.

Nellie Gorbea
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Maryellen Goodwin
State Senator

Proud to support Gonzalo for Mayor of Providence. I have worked closely with Gonzalo over the years and know that he will make an exceptional Mayor for our city.

Maryellen Goodwin
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Angel Taveras
37th Mayor of Providence

Gonzalo has the skills, experience, and vision to be a Mayor who will make all of us proud. He understands what makes a great city: public safety, strong schools, safe housing, economic development, modern infrastructure, honest government combined with our arts, culture, and food.

Angel Taveras
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David Morales
State Representative

I'm proud to support Gonzalo Cuervo for Mayor of Providence as he is truly committed to the working people and families in our communities. Through his constant engagement with our neighbors, he has prepared a concrete plan of policies to urgently address the issues most important to our working families and underserved communities.

David Morales
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Mary Kay Harris
Councilwoman

Gonzalo has the proven experience to be an effective Mayor and lead the fight for social and economic justice: more affordable housing, safer streets, and greater opportunities for our youth.

Mary Kay Harris
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Jose Batista
State Representative

Gonzalo loves Providence and has a lifetime of leadership experience both in the community and in city and state government.

Jose Batista
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Kat Kerwin
Councilwoman

I am proud to support Gonzalo for Mayor. He loves and believes in our city, and will be a great Mayor for all our neighborhoods.

Kat Kerwin
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Tiara Mack
State Senator

Whether it’s breaking the cycle of poverty that traps minority and low-income families in failing systems or ensuring that Providence is affordable for all, Gonzalo has proven that he can bring together inclusive teams that will tackle the most important issues facing our city. I’m proud to endorse Gonzalo Cuervo for Mayor of Providence.

Tiara Mack
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Rachel Miller
Councilwoman

Gonzalo is a proven leader with strong progressive values. He has spent decades bringing people together to improve our city.

Rachel Miller
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Grace Diaz
State Representative

My team and I are supporting Gonzalo because he has a proven track record of fighting for our community and city, and the personal and professional experience to be a great Mayor.

Grace Diaz
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Sam Bell
State Senator

Gonzalo has spent his whole life fighting for the people of Providence. Everyone in our city deserves access to a quality education, a well-paying job, a safe neighborhood, and affordable housing. I know Gonzalo will fight for those causes, and I know he is the candidate best positioned to deliver for Providence.

Sam Bell
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Ana Quezada
State Senator

Gonzalo has the experience and background to lead our city with vision, integrity, and empathy. I am proud to support him for Mayor of Providence.

Ana Quezada
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Maria Rivera
Mayor of Central Falls

Gonzalo is an effective leader and a humble person who will lead with integrity and values.

Maria Rivera
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Gun Sense Candidate

The Gun Sense Candidate distinction is not an endorsement from Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America or Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund. It is a signal to our supporters, volunteers and voters across the country that a candidate advocates for gun violence prevention and will govern with gun safety in mind, if elected.

Voters

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Alba Jimenez

As a childcare provider, I support Gonzalo for mayor of Providence because his policy proposals best fit the needs of our city.

Alba Jimenez

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Obed Papp

I have known Gonzalo for more than 15 years and I know that he is hardworking, brilliant, full of energy, and has a deep love for our community. Gonzalo is highly experienced and has spent nearly two decades in city and state government. He is our best choice for mayor.

Obed Papp

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Pastor Teófilo Jiménez

I support Gonzalo Cuervo for mayor of Providence because he knows the city best. Vote for Gonzalo Cuervo on September 13th.

Pastor Teófilo Jiménez

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Don Baier

Gonzalo understands that the strength of Providence is its people. We can’t let ourselves be “priced out” of our own communities, or let power brokers make our decisions for us. Gonzalo listens, and understands neighborhood concerns. He has the experience and smarts to take the lead in making Providence a city that works for everybody.

Don Baier

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Jason Roias

It’s past time that Providence functions as a livable city for all. Gonzalo understands that. I’m endorsing Gonzalo because he has the vision and skill set to fix our city’s deep inequities.

Jason Roias

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Luis Vargas Rivera

Gonzalo gets it. He has experience, he's from Providence, and most importantly he has vision. He doesn't want to take us back to the politics of yesterday; he wants to bring us into the future with achievable goals that will actually help us in our daily lives. That's all I can ask for in our next Mayor!

Luis Vargas Rivera

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Eric Axelman

Proud to support Gonzalo, a true progressive and Providence champion. Can't wait until he's mayor!

Eric Axelman

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Dr. Anne De Groot

I support Gonzalo because he's an 'up from the roots' community organizer, not a member of the East Side elite. Gonzalo knows the neighborhoods (all of them), and he knows the inside of City Hall. He has also worked in the State House. He has my trust and he has my vote.

Dr. Anne De Groot

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Karl Brown

I believe in Providence too, this is why I'm supporting Gonzalo Cuervo for Mayor of Providence. He is the only candidate with the city-wide coalition, the plans, and the executive experience necessary to be successful as mayor. It's time for change!

Karl Brown

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Dwayne Keys

We need to elect a mayor who will be a leader for our entire city; who lead in a way that is equitable and inclusive; who is experienced with how our city runs yet is bold to make the necessary changes for our communities; and who will champion initiatives that provide opportunity for all of us! Gonzalo Cuervo will be that mayor for us.

Dwayne Keys

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Fernando Mancebo

Gonzalo ha sido un lider trabajador y humilde por muchos años en Providence. Conoce a nuestra comunidad y nuestras necesidades.

Fernando Mancebo

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Marti Mann

I am impressed with how easily Gonzalo connects with a variety of people. His sincerity, honesty, and humility are apparent to those who engage with him. This is the kind of person I want, and Providence needs, as out next Mayor.

Marti Mann

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Jemmy Martinez

I believe in Gonzalo because he loves this city, he has the experience and he has a dream for Providence.

Jemmy Martinez

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Dave Belony

I endorse Gonzalo because I know and feel that he is the best fit to move my community in a direction that's going to benefit us all. I support him because he believes in Providence and we believe in him, too.

Dave Belony

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Pastor Mynor Vargas

I support Gonzalo because he has a promising vision to tackle Providence's housing crisis. His experience makes him especially ready to be our next mayor.

Pastor Mynor Vargas

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Jessie & Jim Kingston

Gonzalo has a rich 30 year history of community involvement in Providence life, as well as over 20 years of experience in government. No other candidate has these deep roots and relationships to leverage the talent and diversity of our city to enable it to achieve its full potential—in every zip code.

Jessie & Jim Kingston

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Alexandra Batista

I support Gonzalo Cuervo because I know the great human being he is, and I know that with his leadership we will have a better Providence and a better future for our kids. No other candidate has the experience he has.

Alexandra Batista

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Leo Beliveau

I have known Gonzalo for over 20 years, we first met when I was head of community out reach at RIPTA, I was impressed with this young man’s love for our community. I have watched over the years his growth and commitment to Providence and all it’s people…I am proud to support my friend for Mayor of the Great City of Providence.

Leo Beliveau

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Angel Subervi

I endorse Gonzalo because I know and feel that he is the best fit to move my community in a direction that's going to benefit us all. I support him because he believes in Providence and we believe in him, too.

Angel Subervi

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Roger Suchite

En más de 20 años, no hemos tenido un candidato con mejor preparación para liderar la cuidad de Providence como Alcalde, que Gonzalo Cuervo. ¡Te animo para que te unas a la lista de los que orgullosamente apoyamos a Gonzalo Cuervo!

Roger Suchite

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Geena Pham & Bret Jacobs

Gonzalo has the professional and lived experience necessary to address the systemic barriers that keep too many Providence residents from a high quality of life. He leads with people-centered optimism, and we need more of that.

Geena Pham & Bret Jacobs

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Ethan Gyles

Gonzalo has the right combination of experience and heart to lead Providence forward. By listening and building trust in all our neighborhoods, he has the pulse of our city. He's created an unmatched set of policy proposals for our community's future, and I know he's got the skillset and the grit to get things done.

Ethan Gyles

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Olinda Urizar

Creo en Gonzalo y su visión para Providence. Es el líder con la experiencia y pasión.

Olinda Urizar

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Jessica David

Gonzalo is a thoughtful and caring leader who has fought for Providence his entire life.

Jessica David

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Michael LeClerc

Gonzalo has been a voice for the people of Providence all his life. He believes in this city, and has a bold, progressive vision for its future.

Michael LeClerc

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Harold Omisore

I have known Gonzalo for 25 years and, throughout this time, he has worked hard to help all communities in our city. He understands the power of diversity.

Harold Omisore