Sabina Matos

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Sabina Matos
70th Lieutenant Governor of Rhode Island
Assumed office
April 14, 2021
GovernorDaniel McKee
Preceded byDaniel McKee
President of the Providence City Council
In office
January 7, 2019 – April 13, 2021
Preceded byDavid Salvatore
Succeeded byJohn Igliozzi
In office
Acting: May 19, 2017 – December 21, 2017
Preceded byLuis Aponte
Succeeded byDavid Salvatore
Member of the Providence City Council
from Ward 15
In office
January 2011 – April 13, 2021
Preceded byJosephine DiRuzzo
Succeeded byOscar Vargas
Personal details
Born (1974-02-13) February 13, 1974 (age 50)
Paraíso, Dominican Republic
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Patrick Ward
EducationRhode Island College (BA)

Sabina Matos (born February 13, 1974) is a Dominican-American politician. She is the 70th lieutenant governor of Rhode Island since April 2021. Sabina Matos is the first Afro-Latina lieutenant governor and the first Dominican-American to hold state-wide office in the United States.[1][2] She is a member of the Democratic Party.

In March 2023, Matos announced her candidacy for the United States House of Representatives to represent Rhode Island's 1st congressional district.[3] She lost in the September primaries to Gabe Amo.

References[change | change source]

  1. Russo, Amy (April 14, 2021). "Sabina Matos sworn in as Rhode Island's first lieutenant governor of color". The Providence Journal. Retrieved April 14, 2021.
  2. "McKee cites LG pick's 'inspirational' story". Cranston Herald. April 7, 2021. Retrieved April 7, 2021.
  3. Anderson, Patrick (March 13, 2023). "Sabina Matos announces run for 1st Congressional District seat. What to know". The Providence Journal. Retrieved March 13, 2023.