EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — East Providence reelected Mayor Bob DaSilva in the race to lead the fifth-largest city in the state.

Incumbent Bob DaSilva has held the office since 2019 and is the first person elected mayor of the city. DaSilva is a former state representative and a retired Pawtucket police captain.

Challenger John Rossi retired from the East Providence Police Department as a detective corporal.

East Providence used to have an appointed city manager instead of a mayor, making this the second election cycle for voters to choose a mayor.