Thank you for visiting the website of Aaron Regunberg, State Representative of Rhode Island’s 4th District, including the Summit, Mount Hope and Blackstone neighborhoods in Providence. Aaron is currently serving his first term in the Rhode Island General Assembly.
During his first term as State Representative, 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 more dollars in school facilities funding, create new renewable energy programs, and more.
Before being elected in 2014, Aaron 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.
Aaron began working with youth as soon as he moved to Providence in 2008. He learned about the power of student leadership to improve public education after helping Hope High School students organize to stop the elimination of arts programs and common planning time at their school.
With a group of inspiring youth leaders, he co-founded the Providence Student Union – a high school student activism program – where he worked alongside young people for real change in our schools, including healthier school lunches, infrastructure repairs, a fairer school transportation policy, more student-centered learning, and an end to school closings and high-stakes testing.
Aaron graduated magna cum laude from Brown University with a B.A. in Political Science. While there, he founded the “Brown for Providence” student group that helped to successfully pressure Brown to make a larger payment in lieu of taxes 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 in order to reduce regressive taxes on working families and invest in our communities.
Aaron fell in love with Providence the moment he moved here. He has lived on the East Side for nearly 8 years, and currently lives in the Mount Hope neighborhood with his fiance, Katie, and their two cats, Langston and Myles (though he's not exclusively a cat person, and looks forward to getting a dog when he has a schedule that allows it).
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