Diosa Endorses Council President as Next Mayor of Central Falls
CENTRAL FALLS, R.I (WLNE) – As his term comes closer to an end, Central Falls Mayor James Diossa endorsed candidate Maria Rivera as the city’s next mayor.
Rivera is currently the first female and Latinx Central Falls City Council President, and she earned the position in just her second term as a member of the council.
She was the top vote-getter in the 2018 election of Council candidates and worked closely with Mayor Diossa to bring important fiscal responsibility measures to the city.
Some of these included a revamped rainy-day fund and capital improvement fund, and new economic opportunities such as the first Affordable Housing fund.
Rivera worked very hard to help aid the city’s most vulnerable residents. She improved education and youth opportunities by introducing new after school programs, she expanded Central Falls Library programming, and also advocated for increased education funding for schools in the city.
“While my term is nearing its end, progress in Central Falls needs to continue. That’s why I am proud to announce my endorsement of Council President Maria Rivera for Mayor,” said Mayor Diossa.
“I have worked with Maria in my capacity as Mayor for four years, and she has proven to be an incredible partner who shares the same love for our amazing city. Maria is thoughtful and compassionate – she listens and takes action. She knows how to get things done, and I know that she will continue to improve our city with ideas and vision. Early on in my mayoral term, I spoke of shattering another glass ceiling in Central Falls by electing a woman, and I think Central Falls has found its next mayor in Maria Rivera”, he concluded.
“Central Falls needs to keep moving forward with a focus on fiscal responsibility, jobs and the economy, stronger schools and a better quality of life,” said Maria. With Mayor Diossa’s endorsement and trust in my leadership, I pledge to be a strong voice to fight to rebuild our middle class,” “I’ve lived in Central Falls for more than 25 years – this is my home – and I will do everything I can to represent the true needs and voices of our families and small businesses.”