Attended, Community College Rhode Island.
Operations manager; former member Central Falls City Council 84, Rhode Island. Member District 56 Rhode Island House of Representatives, since 2007.
Member Central Falls District Board Trustees, Central Falls School Advisory Board, United Way Rhode Island Community Schools Initiative. Chairman Supervisory Control Of Program Execution Initiative, Central Falls, Central Falls Juvenile Hearing Board, Central Falls 1st Ward Democratic Committee, Central Falls Council Financial and Claims Committee.
Married Filomena Silva. Children: Agostinho, Luiz, Nelson, Sofia.