The vote is a reflection of the committee's belief that Taveras is the "most qualified" to be governor, according to a release.
"He faced tough choices in Providence but was able to turn the city around and save it from bankruptcy. We’re confident he is the right choice for our state," said Matthew Leonard, the town committee chairman. "He possesses the vision, the experience and the commitment to move our state forward."
In the same release, Taveras, who is facing General Treasurer Gina Raimondo and political newcomer Clay Pell in the statewide Democratic primary, said he is grateful for the town committee's support and reiterated his populist message.
"“There is no doubt that the past several years have been difficult for all Rhode Islanders. I don’t know a family in this state that hasn’t been affected by the recession. But I believe that together we can make Rhode Island a stronger, better place to live for everyone. I look forward to working with Democrats in North Kingstown and across the state to make that happen.”
North Kingstown Democrats join town committees in Coventry and Smithfield that have thrown their support behind Taveras.
Raimondo has picked up endorsements from town committees in Foster, Scituate, East Greenwich, Barrington and New Shoreham.