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Vinent A. Cianci Jr.

Former mayor of Providence, RI

Vincent A. Cianci, Jr. earned his, BA in Government from Fairfield University, his MA in Political Science from Villanova University and his JD at Marquette University Law School. Cianci was elected mayor six times and voted “America’s Most Innovative Mayor” by the Association of Government Officials. During Buddy’s tenure, Providence dramatically changed from a lackluster city to being named by *Money Magazine *as the “Best City in which to live in the East.” After resigning as mayor under much controversy, and a conviction, he now hosts several local radio shows and shares his insights and witty analysis of Rhode Island’s issues as the chief political commentator on ABC-6, WLNE-TV Providence, RI. His own memoir* Politics and Pasta *is full of surprising stories and outrageous anecdotes.