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New mayoral portrait to be unveiled at Providence City Hall

April 14, 2019

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A new mayoral portrait is being unveiled at Providence City Hall.

U.S. Rep. David Cicilline, a Rhode Island Democrat, served two terms as mayor of Providence before he was elected to Congress. His official mayoral portrait will be unveiled at 2 p.m. Sunday.

Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo and current Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza are among the scheduled speakers.

According to event organizers, Cicilline is the first former mayor whose portrait was commissioned by a Latino artist and the first portrait with the mayor depicted outside of City Hall. Cicilline is shown in a neighborhood with the skyline in the distance.

The ceremony is open to the public.

Cicilline was first elected mayor in 2002 and re-elected in 2006.

He’s serving his fifth term representing Rhode Island’s 1st Congressional District.