Representative Marcia Ranglin-Vassell
Member, House Committee on Health, Education and Welfare
Member, House Committee on Environment and Natural Resources
Marcia Ranglin-Vassell, a Democrat, represents District 5 in Providence. She was first elected in November 2016.
Much of Representative Ranglin-Vassell’s legislative and community work centers on addressing poverty, curbing gun violence and helping children. In 2017, she launched an initiative, A Community Response to Joblessness and Gun Violence, to address those issues in Providence. She has sponsored bills aimed at instituting a $15 living wage, extending services to young people in DCYF care to age 21, providing universal free lunch to school children, studying the effects of trauma on children exposed to violence and making doula services eligible for reimbursement through private insurance and Medicaid programs. In her first term in office, she sponsored a successful bill directing the Climate Change Coordinating Council to study carbon pricing.
Representative Ranglin-Vassell works as an educator in Providence public schools, currently teaching at E-Cubed Academy. She is a graduate of St. Joseph’s Teachers’ College in 1986, and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Rhode Island College in 2003 and a Master of Education in special education from Providence College in 2012.
Representative Ranglin-Vassell was born in Jamaica. She is married to Van Vassell and they have four children, Van Jr., Eric, Terrence and Alethe.
32 Waite Street
Providence, RI 02908