Lisa Scorpio announced her candidacy for State Representative today in House District 13 – Providence/Johnston.
“I’ve spent most of my life right here in this community.” said Scorpio, who works as an executive assistant in the Providence School System. “My grandparents immigrated to Silver Lake in the early 1900’s from Italy and I’ve always felt it was important to live here. To make sure my children thought of this place as home. I’ve worked for years to help this community grow and adapt. I’ve stood arm and arm fighting for the change we need. I’m running now to take that fight to the State House.”
Scorpio went on to paint a progressive vision for government, “I believe we need a government that is looking out for the people of Rhode Island. A government that works to make sure our streets are safe, that those who work a full week are not living in poverty, a government that confronts the problems of today. We need to pass common sense gun legislation, we need to raise the minimum wage, and we need more than anything to make a real investment in our children and our schools.”
Scorpio continued, “I’ve been serving in the Providence School system for 24 years, right here in the district for 7 years. We need to make sure our children are prepared for the future and that we act early to make sure they are taken care of. Education is key to so much of life and it’s our responsibility to make sure everyone has access.”
Regardless of the ruling in his case, Scorpio feels Carnevale’s time has passed, “We need new voices at the State House. We need representatives who aren’t so weighed down by controversy. The work a representative does, and the votes they take, should be the story and not whether they will or will not be going to jail. A representative should be concerned with helping their constituents first and foremost and know when they have become more of a distraction than a help.”
Scorpio lives off of Sterling Ave in Providence with her son. She attended RIC and graduated from Katherine Gibbs. She works as an Executive Assistant in the Providence School System, is a co-founder of #300women, and is a board member on numerous community organizations.
[From a press release]