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Representative J. Aaron Regunberg

Aaron Regunberg

Member, House Committee on Labor

Member, House Committee on Environment and Natural Resources


Aaron Regunberg was first elected to House District 4 in Providence in November 2014. A Democrat, he is a member of the House Committee on Labor and the House Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

He was the lead sponsor of the 2017 law guaranteeing paid sick leave for more than 100,000 Rhode Island employees. In his first term in the General Assembly, he successfully sponsored a $1 increase to the minimum wage for tipped workers, which had been unchanged since 1996. He has also sponsored new laws establishing online voter registration in Rhode Island and creating a new renewable energy program opening up community solar opportunities for residential and low- and moderate-income housing.

He led a legislative commission that resulted in policy changes in the use of solitary confinement in Rhode Island, and has been a lead sponsor and outspoken advocate for increased funding for school repairs, clean energy, universal healthcare, reproductive rights, and fair treatment of working Rhode Islanders.

In addition to his work at the General Assembly, he works as an organizer and education advocate. He co-founded the Providence Student Union, a nationally recognized youth nonprofit that supports young people in civic engagement. In that position, he helped students, parents and educators come together to win change in our schools, including healthier school lunch options, more bus services for children, repairs for crumbling school buildings, more student-centered learning, and a reduced emphasis on high-stakes testing.

Representative Regunberg graduated magna cum laude from Brown University with a B.A. in Political Science.

Born on January 26, 1996, he lives in the Mount Hope neighborhood of Providence with his wife, Katie Cielinski.

CONTACT INFORMATION:
50 Duncan Ave.
Providence, RI 02906
(401) 263-7770