Marcia Ranglin-Vassell Article

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Marcia Ranglin-Vassell
Representative
Member of the Rhode Island House of Representatives
from the 5th district
Assumed office
3 January 2017
Preceded by John DeSimone
Personal details
Born1960
Bull Bay, Jamaica [1]
Political party Democratic
Alma mater Saint Joseph's Teachers' College
Rhode Island College ( BA)
Providence College( M.Ed. in special education) [2]
Website Official Facebook Page

Marcia Ranglin-Vassell is an American politician and Democratic member of the Rhode Island House of Representatives, representing the 5th District since being elected in November 2016. [2] This district includes the Charles, Wanskuck and Elmhurst neighborhoods of the city of Providence. She is also an English language arts [1] and special education [3] teacher at Providence Career and Technical Academy.

She is a member of the House Committee on Health, Education and Welfare and House Committee on Environment and Natural Resources. [2] Her top priorities are a $15 an hour minimum wage, [1] shifting spending from prisons to education, and decreasing gun violence. [4] She is pro-choice. [5] [6]

Elections

  • 2016 Ranglin-Vassell ran to represent the 5th District in the Rhode Island House of Representatives in the Democratic Primary on September 13, 2016 against the incumbent, John DeSimone, the Majority Leader of the Rhode Island House of Representatives. She was supported by the Rhode Island Working Families Party as a more progressive candidate. [7] She received 682 votes to DeSimone's 661 and received the nomination by the Democratic Party. [8] She then won the General election on November 8, 2016 against Republican candidate Roland Joseph Lavallee and a write in campaign by DeSimone with 2,460 (60.9%) votes. [9]
  • 2018 Ranglin-Vassell ran against Holly Taylor Coolman in the Democratic Primary on September 12, 2018. She was not endorsed by the Democratic Party, despite being the incumbent, possibly due to her pro-choice position on abortion. [6] She won the primary with 62.3% of the vote. [10]

References

  1. ^ a b c Taraborelli, John (December 21, 2016). "10 To Watch: Marcia Ranglin-Vassell". Providence Monthly. Retrieved 5 August 2017.
  2. ^ a b c "Representative Marcia Ranglin-Vassell". State of Rhode Island General Assembly. State of Rhode Island General Assembly. Retrieved 5 August 2017.
  3. ^ Ahlquist, Steve (June 27, 2016). "Marcia Ranglin-Vassell to challenge DeSimone in House District 5". RI Future. Retrieved 5 August 2017.
  4. ^ Donnis, Ian (September 13, 2016). "In Upset, Ranglin-Vassell Defeats DeSimone; Frias Wins In Cranston". Rhode Island Public Radio. Retrieved 5 August 2017.
  5. ^ Gregg, Katherine (February 3, 2018). "R.I. lawmakers push to wipe out outdated abortion laws". The Providence Journal. Retrieved 30 October 2018.
  6. ^ a b Ahlquist, Steve (July 2, 2018). "Democratic Party endorses Representative Marcia Ranglin-Vassell's anti-choice opponent". UpriseRI. Retrieved 30 October 2018.
  7. ^ Lee Ziner, Karen (October 12, 2016). "Blaming 'special interests' for primary loss, DeSimone tries write-in campaign". Providence Journal. Retrieved 5 August 2017.
  8. ^ "2016 Statewide Primary General Assembly District 5". State of Rhode Island Board of Elections. Retrieved 5 August 2017.
  9. ^ "2016 General Election Representative in General Assembly District 5". State of Rhode Island Board of Elections. Retrieved 5 August 2017.
  10. ^ "2018 Statewide Primary General Assembly District 5". State of Rhode Island Board of Elections. Retrieved 30 October 2018.