Giona Picheco

Giona Picheco

Rhode Island House, District 14, RI

Giona is a veteran of the Navy and a community advocate running for state representative in Cranston and Providence. If elected, she will be one of the first transgender officials elected to the state legislature in Rhode Island. She is running a grassroots, volunteer-based campaign against an entrenched conservative incumbent. She got involved and decided to run after seeing that her representative continues to ignore decades-long problems in her community, and instead has interfered with meaningful change. Giona is running to expand affordable housing, invest in public education, and improve the quality of health care for senior residents and veterans. She will be a strong advocate for environmental protections, abortion rights, LGBTQ+ equality, and gun safety legislation.