STATE HOUSE – Rep. Aaron Regunberg (D-Dist. 4, Providence) was formally sworn into office today as the 2015-2016 session of the Rhode Island General Assembly convened.
Representative Regunberg was one of 15 new members of the House of Representatives who took the oath of office, which was administered to all 75 House members by Rhode Island’s newly inaugurated Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea.
The House of Representatives began its legislative year with a program of activities that included the re-election of Rep. Nicholas A. Mattiello (D-Dist. 15, Cranston) as Speaker of the House. Elected to the post in March 2014, Speaker Mattiello began his first full two-year term today with an address to the House members and other assembled officials and guests.
Representative Regunberg is the founder of the Providence Student Union, a nationally recognized youth nonprofit that supports young people in civic engagement. He graduated magna cum laude from Brown University in 2012 with a bachelor’s in political science. While at Brown, he led a successful campaign to pressure the university to pay $30 million to the City of Providence for tax relief.
For more information, contact:
Meredyth R. Whitty, Publicist
State House Room 20
Providence, RI 02903