David Nicola Cicilline is an American politician and lawyer. He belongs to the Democratic party and is also the first openly gay mayor of Washington, DC.
This article covers information on David Cicilline, his biography, career, family, net worth, and more.
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David Cicilline Biography and Wiki
David was born in Providence, Rhode Island, on July 15, 1961. His father, John Francis, commonly known as Jack Cicilline, was a well-known lawyer by profession who served as an assistant to Mayor Joseph A. Doorley.
He is of mixed ethnic background, Italian American and Catholic. His mother is Sabra, a Jewish. David Cicilline was brought up in Providence.
David Cicilline Education
In 1983, David obtained a graduation magma-cum-laude with a degree in Political Science from Brown University.
Later, he enrolled at Georgetown University Law Center to obtain a Juris Doctorate. He also acted as President of his graduating batch. He also participated in the Close Up Washington civic education program.
David Cicilline Career
David started his career as a lawyer for the District of Columbia at the Public Defender Service. Later, he entered politics in 1992 when he ran for the Rhode Island Senate seat against senator Rhoda Perry. He lost the Democratic Primary. He again ran for the Democratic Primary two years later, in 1994.
He won the Democratic Primary with 56% of the vote and replaced the then-retiring Republican Linda J. Kushner.
He represented Rhode Island’s 4th district of Providence. He again ran for the Democratic Primary in 1996 and won the general election against Republican opponent Michael L. Schein.
In 2000, David won the Democratic Primary for the third time and ran unopposed in the general election for the second time.
He served as the representative to Rhode Island from 1995-2003.
David served as Mayor of Providence from 2003-2011. In November 2002, he succeeded the then-acting mayor John J. Lombardi.
In 2006, he gained the Democratic Primary with 83% of the vote against Christopher F. Young.
In 2008, David became the President of the National Conference of Democratic Mayors. As mayor, he became a member of the bipartisan group, Mayors Against Illegal Guns Coalition.
In 2009, he became one of the six appointing committee members for the Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence.
As a mayor, David focused on the residential areas of Providence and the Renaissance locality of the downtown and federal hill. He promoted the city through the tax breaks provided to artists and movie producers.
He played a key role in overcoming the hatred between state and city governments that earlier existed under the Cianci administration.
In 2009, David gained national recognition after introducing the Student head tax. He proposed a $150 per semester head tax on each college student enrolled in the city’s four Universities.
According to the Associated Press report, if the tax were enacted, it would become the first-in-the-nation tax on students for college enrollment within the city limits.
David also took several measures concerning the environment. As mayor, he implemented a streetcar or light rail-type system for the city. He also suggested municipal bonds to purchase foreclosed properties to develop the housing infrastructure.
David also proposed multiple regulations for school children, including after-school activities. Under his administration, city officials worked with Rhode Island’s Education Partnership to create PASA, the Providence After School Alliance.
He is an active member of the national nonprofit organization Afterschool Alliance board.
David also worked to prohibit prostitution in Rhode Island. On September 2, 2009, he proposed a regulation to the City Council to restrict indoor prostitution in the city. The law proposed to impose a $500 fine and a 30-day prison sentence on violators.
On November 3, 2009, Rhode Island Governor signed a law making the buying and selling sexual services a crime.
David decided to run for the US House of Representatives, and on February 13, 2010, he declared his candidacy. He won the Democratic Primary with 37% of the vote.
In 2012, he ran for the US House of Representatives elections in Rhode Island for the newly constructed 1st district. He won with 53% of the votes.
After two years, David ran for the 2014 Democratic primary and won 62.98% of the vote. He was elected for the third time in the general election and defeated Republican candidate Cormick Lynch. In 2016, David again won the US House of Representatives elections by defeating Republican candidate H. Russell Taub with 64% of the vote.
David won the Democratic Primary and general election in 2020. He received 71% of the vote.
Since 2016, he has been serving as a co-chair of the Policy and Communications Committee. Several news outlets describe him as a “rising star” in the Democratic party. On January 12, 2021, David was selected as an impeachment manager for former president Donald Trump’s second impeachment. In October 2021, the Portuguese Ambassador to the country made him a Grand Officer of the Order of Prince Henry.
In 2022, David ran for reelection to the US House to represent Rhode Island’s 1st Congressional District. He successfully won the general election on November 8, 2022.
On February 1, 2023, the news of his resignation from his current post in the US House of Representatives for Rhode Island circulated. According to the news, he would quit his Congressional office on June 1, 2023, to serve as the President of the Rhode Island Foundation.
David Cicilline Height, Age, Weight
David’s height is 5 feet 11 inches (1.75 meters). He is 61 years old at present and weighs nearly 87 kg.
David Cicilline’s Wife, Children, Family
David is a person who keeps his personal life away from the public domain. Therefore it is still being determined whether he is married.
There is also no news about his past relationships. However, according to some internal sources, David is not married to anyone. He is neither dating anyone nor involved in any relationship.
Nonetheless, we will update you about his marital status and family.
David Cicilline Net Worth
According to recent 2023 estimates, David Cicilline’s net worth is calculated to be between $1-$5 million. He earns his maximum wealth through his political career.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is David Cicilline married?
As David does not reveal much about his personal life, whether he is married is unclear.
What is the net worth of David Cicilline?
As of 2023, David”s net worth is estimated at $1-$5 million.
What is the nationality of David Cicilline?
He holds American nationality.
How tall is David Cicilline?
David stands at a high of 5 feet 11 inches.
Where was David Cicilline born?
David was born and brought up in Providence, Rhode Island.
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