Aaron Regunberg was elected the State Representative of Rhode Island’s 4th District, including the Summit, Mount Hope and Blackstone neighborhoods in Providence in 2014.
Aaron has fought for legislation that will benefit our schools, working families, the environment and our economy. He is proud to have helped lead successful efforts to raise the minimum wage (including the first increase for tipped workers in more than two decades), win millions of dollars in school facilities funding, create new renewable energy programs, and guarantee earned sick time to every Rhode Islander.
Aaron has worked as a community organizer, where he built a strong record of standing up for progressive causes, including fighting for the quality public schools our students deserve, working for tax equity and helping to elect strong new voices here in Providence. He co-founded the Providence Student Union (PSU), a nationally recognized youth nonprofit that supports the civic engagement of young people. PSU has supported young people in working for real change including healthier school lunches, infrastructure repairs, a fairer school transportation policy, more student-centered learning, and an end to high-stakes testing.
Aaron graduated magna cum laude from Brown University with a B.A. in Political Science. As a student he founded the “Brown for Providence” student group that helped pressure Brown to make a larger payments to the City of Providence. Aaron believes that we’re all better off when we have a fairer tax structure, and as State Representative he has fought for progressive tax reform that ensures the wealthiest are paying their fair share.
Aaron lives on Providence’s East Side with his wife, Katie, and their two cats, Langston and Myles.