Libby Kimzey, a rising young progressive star in Rhode Island, kicks off her campaign for a seat in the House representing Federal Hill and Olneyville tonight at 6:30 with a fundraiser at the Phoenix Dragon restaurant, 256 Broadway. Tickets are $20 for individuals and $100 for supporters.
Kimzey, a former Brown student who stayed in the city, works for the Capital Good Fund, a nonprofit that offers financial planning services to low income people. She’s best known for managing Rep. Teresa Tanzi’s successful upset over David Caprio, but she’s also been advocating for issues at the State House since 2006.
Her campaign message, according to her website is “to bring accessible, community-centered leadership to my home district in Providence’s Federal Hill, Olneyville and Valley neighborhoods.”
She’s a bike enthusiast and a public transportation advocate. She spoke on a panel at Netroots Nation on Saving Public Transportation:
She’s also an occasional RI Future contributor, and was a great help to me when I first took over this site.
Here’s the list of her host committee:
Ed Benson, Mary Bergeron, Kate Brock, LeeAnn Byrne, Tom Chen, Abel Collins, Kristina Contreras-Fox, Russ Conway, Pat Crowley, Scott Duhamel, Steve Durkee, Dawn Euer, Dania Flores, Alisa Gallo, Lauren Goddard, Greg Greco, Alma Guerrero, Marc Gursky, Paula Hodges, Nick Horton, Brian Hull, Stan Israel, Dan Lawlor, Joe Lazzerini, Carolyn Mark, Karen McAninch, Zack Mezera, Sara Molinaro, Alex Moore, Jef Nickerson, Hon. Lauren Nocera, Craig O’Connor, Dr. Jean Plover, Robert Preliasco, Aaron Regunberg, Marti Rosenberg, Tom Sgouros, Pat Smith, Hilary Sorin, Jenn Steinfeld, Hon. Ray Sullivan, John Taraborelli, Dr. Hannah Watson