Jake’s experience and background make him ready from day one.

Organizer and executive. I came to Providence to attend Providence College (PC). PC fueled my passion for politics and public service. It was there that I rallied other students and city residents behind President Barack Obama’s first presidential campaign. As a student organizer tasked with recruiting volunteers to knock on doors in New Hampshire and make phone calls to Iowa, I learned how building a team to work toward a common goal can contribute to major victories. After graduating from PC with my MBA, I went to work as Chief of Staff to the Providence City Council. Since then, I have worked for both the House of Representatives and State Senate in leadership roles and presently oversee a staff of more than 50 employees.

Wanting and willing to do the hard work. For more than a decade I have battled on the frontlines and behind closed doors to enact forward-thinking policies. As chief of staff to the Providence City Council, I worked within our city’s neighborhoods on fundamental quality of life issues and put front and center the plight of the overworked and underpaid workers in our city’s hospitality and hotel industries. As legal counsel to the Senate Majority Leader, I helped draft laws to take guns away from domestic abusers and those afflicted by mental health disorders. As chief of staff to the Senate President, I have worked to get critical laws across the finish line: the Act on Climate, which aims to bring Rhode Island to net-zero emissions by 2050; the Let RI Vote Act, which expands voter access by creating a permanent early voting process and making it easier to vote by mail; and banning high capacity magazines to prevent senseless violence. These laws will not only improve our community for generations to come, they will save lives.