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Representative Anastasia P. Williams

Member, House Committee on Corporations

Member, House Committee on Oversight

Member, RI Black & Latino Legislative Caucus



Anastasia P. Williams (D) represents District 9 in Providence. Representative Williams has served her district since first being elected in November 1992. She serves on the House Committee on Corporations and the House Committee on Oversight.

In the 2016 legislative session, Representative Williams sponsored a bill to create a special license plate honoring labor activist Cesar E. Chavez, which became law. She also sponsored legislation that would permit a petition for adoption by grandparents without the non-custodial parents’ consent if the child is in sole custody of the grandparents. Representative Williams also sponsored legislation that would grant driving privilege licenses to undocumented immigrants. She also continued to advocate for more diversity within the Rhode Island Judicial System after several judgeships became open.

Representative Williams was the prime sponsor of a bill enacted in 2014 that allows individuals who were honorably discharged from military service or transferred to reserve status in the National Guard to use their classroom and workplace training toward fulfilling apprenticeship/journeyperson requirements for certain skilled trades. She also sponsored a 2013 law on behalf of the Rhode Island general treasurer that allows money from the Crime Injuries Compensation Fund to go toward recovery of crime scene clean up and relocation costs.

Representative Williams is a coordinator at First Source Providence. She has been involved in a number of organizations and causes, including United Way, the John Hope Settlement House, Joslyn and Hartford Community centers, the West Broadway Neighborhood Association, Providence Community Action, Olneyville Housing Corporation and Providence Head Start.

A graduate of Bishop Keough Regional High School, she attended Roger Williams University. She was born on May 6, 1957 and has five children: Lisa, Dionne, Jonnathan, Eddy and Hev’n.

32 Hammond Street
Providence, RI 02909