Providence Rep. Anastasia Williams reflects on 30-year career on Smith Hill
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — Following Wednesday House Oversight Committee hearing, Rep. Anastasia Williams said farewell to the State House after representing Providence in the House for 30 years.
“It’s bittersweet,” Williams said following Wednesday’s meeting.
Williams, who was first elected in 1992, lost her re-election bid to Enrique Sanchez in November.
Speaking to ABC 6 News, Williams recalled her top accomplishments as a lawmaker.
“The highpoint is making sure Roe v. Wade remains here in the state of Rhode Island,” said Williams.
The Providence representative added other notable feats were instituting Black history curriculum in all public schools, driver licensees for undocumented residents and bringing more diversity to the judicial system.
Despite her time coming to an end in the legislature, Williams noted she’s not done fighting for a better Rhode Island for all.
“I’m going to be here because the work still has to be done and if not me, then who?”