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  Dave Talan has devoted the last 10 years of his life building the Republican party in Providence, Rhode Island. The fruits of his work are
evident in the large number of candidate running for office in the past few elections

and the active GOP Ward committees throughout the city.
Contact Dave for
more information about his candidacy and how you can help. Click HERE

Community Leadership
Leader in the fight to allow all children in this area to attend a good school, public or private, near their home.
Reservoir Triangle Neighborhood Association - former President (6 terms) and Vice-President - worked on neighborhood crime watch; solving traffic problems; Gorham property; saving open spaces; fixing up playgrounds; and helping people to know their neighbors and their neighborhood a little better.
Friends of Roger Williams Park - founding member
Providence Board of Park Commisssioners - served 12 years on board which oversees all city parks, playgrounds & ballfields.
Has been a member of the South Elmwood Neighborhood Association, Elmwood Foundation, Reservoir Avenue School PTO, Sacket Street School Magnet Advisory Committee, U.R.I. Hillel Foundation Board of Directors
and countless other volunteer community groups.

Advocacy
Carlistle Field playground and Ballfield on Elmwood Avenue - Leader of successful fight to save playground and ballfield from being paved over into a parking lot.
Ardoene Street Playground - Responsible for major improvements to the tot-log, basketball courts, and ballfield.
Mashapaug Pond - Fought to build the new Community Boating Center and Murphy-Trainor park; leader in effort to preserve open space around the entire 2 mile shoreline; organizer of annual Festival for 15 years.

Youth
Boy Scouts - Former Assistant Scoutmaster, Troop 17
Little League - former President and Vice-President of Elmwood Little League; Coach for 32 years. Helped build League to its current size of 600 boys and girls age 6 to 16 from this area; headed up project to build a 3rd ballfield at Niantic Avenue.

Author
Author of Neighborhood Information booklets
Editor of Community Newsletter in the Reservoir Triangle

Background
Age 57
Lifelong resident of Providence
Computer Systems Analyst

Unpaid Administrative Assistant to Representative Mary Ross

Education
University of Rhode Island
Community College of Rhode Island
Classical High School
George J. West Junior High
Lexington Ave. School
Reservoir Ave. School

Armed Forces
Army Veteran

Religious
Member - Temple Torat Yisrael

 

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