Alex Kithes

Rhode Island House District 49, At-Large

Alex will be the first out LGBTQ person elected to the Rhode Island state legislature representing District 49!

Biography

Alex was born and raised in Woonsocket, to a working-class family of Greek immigrants. He graduated from Woonsocket High School in 2010, Boston University with a bachelors in 2014, and Brown University with a masters in 2016.His work as an activist and organizer started in high school, fighting alongside his classmates and teachers against education cuts. Since then, he published a biweekly column in The Woonsocket Call newspaper on the climate, environment, and sustainable agriculture for over 5 years, and worked toward community development in Woonsocket on the Autumn fest Committee and the Downtown Woonsocket Collaborative. Over the past few years, he’s become deeply involved as a climate justice activist, fighting for state climate action, a Green New Deal, and good jobs and the vibrancy and livability of our future, with Sunrise RI and Climate Action RI (350 RI). And most recently, he spent a term on the Woonsocket City Council, advocating for policies that would improve the lives of his community. He came out as bisexual on New Year’s Eve 2019, at the age of 27. Alex loves his home of Woonsocket, District 49, and all of Rhode Island, and believes in our potential for a bright, livable future. The city, state, country, and world are facing so many struggles, and we need champions at every level of government who are willing to try to change the course of history, work to improve peoples’ lives today, and fight for a more vibrant and livable future.

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