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David N. Cicilline

AKA David Nicola Cicilline

Born: 15-Jul-1961
Birthplace: Providence, RI

Gender: Male
Religion: Jewish [1]
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Gay [2]
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Congressman, Rhode Island 1st

Elected to Congress in 2010, succeeding Patrick Joseph Kennedy, who did not stand for re-election. Previously a civil rights and criminal defense lawyer, Rhode Island state legislator and the first openly gay Mayor of Providence. In Congressional campaign, called for ending US military involvement in Afghanistan, equal rights for gays, and improvements in transportation and infrastructure.


[1] Father is Roman Catholic, mother is Jewish. Cicilline self-identifies as Jewish.

[2] Mubarak Dahir, "Leading Providence: David Cicilline Becomes the First Openly Gay Mayor of a US State Capital", The Advocate, 24 December 2002. "Being openly gay has had no negative effect on my political career... If anything, it's enhanced it, because people respect my honesty about it."

Father: John F. Cicilline ("Jack", defense attorney)
Mother: Sabra
Brother: John M. Cicilline (defense attorney)

    High School: Narragansett High School, Narragansett, RI
    University:
BA Political Science, Brown University (1983)
    Law School: JD, Georgetown University Law Center (1986)
    Professor: Adjunct Professor of Law, Roger Williams University (1996-)

    US Congressman, Rhode Island 1st (2011-)
    Mayor of Providence, RI (2003-11)
    Rhode Island State House of Representatives 4th (1995-2003)
    Attorney in private practice (1988-2003)
    Washington DC Official Public Defender's Ofc.(1986-87)
    American Civil Liberties Union Volunteer Attorney
    College Democrats
    Democratic Leadership Council
    Democratic National Committee
    Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee
    Friends for Harry Reid
    Gore 2000
    Hillary Clinton for President
    Hillary Rodham Clinton for US Senate Committee
    National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
    Obama for America
    Obama Victory Fund 2012
    Sons of Italy
    Jewish Ancestry Maternal
    Italian Ancestry Paternal

Official Website:
http://www.cicilline.com/


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