Giona Picheco

Rhode Island House of Representatives, District 14

Giona will be the first transgender woman elected to Rhode Island State legislature!


Giona is a transgender woman, Navy veteran, and community advocate. She became involved in political activism after seeing increasing efforts to attack vulnerable communities, particularly when the discriminatory ban was enacted against transgender people serving openly in the military. She has since worked tirelessly to elect Democrats to local, state, and federal office, advocated to protect and expand LGBTQ+ rights, and helped form a local advocacy group in her hometown to fight for an inclusive and transparent municipal government that better serves her community’s needs. She is running for State Representative to champion Democratic values like common sense gun safety, investment in local services, and economic opportunity for all to improve the quality of life for people across her community.

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