From The Sabina Matos Congressional Campaign:

Lt. Governor Sabina Matos has raised more than $105,000 in the weeks since she announced her run for Congress in the special election to replace Rep. David Cicilline in Rhode Island’s first district. With an additional personal contribution, Lt. Governor Matos’s campaign finished the first FEC quarter, ending on March 31st, with more than $125,000 cash on hand.“I am so encouraged by the outpouring of support we have seen in just the first few days of this campaign. Those who have stepped up in this effort have ensured that we clearly have the momentum in this race,” said Lt. Governor Matos. “I hear from new people every day who are excited to be part of this campaign because there’s so much at stake in Washington. This special election is important for the future of Rhode Island and we must elect someone who is ready to be a champion for Rhode Island on day one. I’m ready to put my experience to work and fight for Rhode Island values.”Matos has far outraised any of the candidates who have disclosed their fundraising totals. The outpouring of support demonstrates her status as the clear frontrunner in this race.
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ABOUT SABINA MATOSLike many Rhode Islanders, Sabina knows what it’s like to work hard and, at times, struggle to make ends meet. Immigrating to the United States from the Dominican Republic at the age of 20 and determined to secure the American dream, Sabina worked at a clothing factory before moving to Providence – where she learned English while working in a jewelry factory.Sabina graduated from Rhode Island College, and soon after started a sales job at a Spanish-language radio station. She got involved in the community and stepped up to run for Providence City Council. During her first campaign, Sabina remembers being asked why a single mother with a baby would run for office. Her response: “Why not?”In 2010, Sabina was elected to the Providence City Council and served 10 years on the, championing an equity agenda. Her initiatives took direct aim at the barriers facing Providence households: building housing that hard-working Rhode Islanders can afford, supporting women leaders, and protecting reproductive freedom.Since 2021, Sabina has served as Rhode Island’s Lieutenant Governor, advocating for stronger voting rights and gun safety legislation, working closely with the McKee Administration to make historic investments in addressing our climate crisis and affordable housing, and championing protections for reproductive freedom.Lt. Governor Matos has been a trailblazer in her public service to Rhode Island as both the first Afro-Latina to be President of the Providence City Council and hold statewide office in Rhode Island. If elected, she would become the first Democratic woman and first person of color elected to Congress in Rhode Island’s history – as well as the nation’s first Afro-Latina elected to Congress.Sabina and her husband live in Providence with their two children.

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