Regunberg enters race for Congress

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — A former Providence state representative is entering the race for Congress.

“For fifteen years, I’ve been fighting to make a difference for everyday Rhode Islanders,” Aaron Regunberg said in a campaign video. ” As a state legislator, I built coalitions that passed laws to give working people paid sick days, higher wages, and access to renewable energy.”

Regunberg continued to say that as a community organizer in Providence, he “stood up with folks who’ve been ignored for too long.”

Now, if elected to replace Rep. David Cicilline in the 1st Congressional District, Regunberg said he’ll continue to “organize, and build coalitions, and make real change.”

“That’s what I’ve been doing for years here in Rhode Island. And that’s what I’d do in Congress,” he said.

Regunberg ran for lieutenant governor against Gov. Dan McKee in 2018.

So far, Lt. Gov. Sabina Matosstate Sen. Sandra Cano, state Rep. Nathan Biah, Providence City Councilor John Goncalves, former Gov. Gina Raimondo’s staffer, Nick Autiello, and Republican-turned-Democrat Allen Waters have filed to run for the seat.

The primary election will be held on Sept. 5 and the general election is on Nov. 7.

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