Our Candidates

Rhode Island Working Families Party has endorsed four candidates in the upcoming 2018 Rhode Island General Assembly races, all of whom are women. These four women are the kind of leaders we need more of at the State House to move issues like fair pay, $15 an hour minimum wage, and other measures to benefit working families. Click on the candidate’s names to learn more.

Interested in being endorsed by Rhode Island Working Families Party? Click here to fill out our candidate questionnaire!

Rhode Island State House


Rebecca Kislak is running for the open seat in HD 4 in Providence. As President of RINOW, she helped pass last year’s earned sick days bill.




Liana Cassar is running for the open seat in HD 66, representing Barrington. She’s a public health professional and is active in campaigns to improve schools and help elect local Democrats.



Rhode Island State Senate

Sen. Jeanine Calkin is running for reelection in SD 30 in Warwick. WFP was proud to help Jeanine Calkin win her first election in 2016. Since then, she’s been the lead sponsor of the $15 minimum wage bill and a working families champion.




Bridget Valverde is challenging incumbent Republican Senator Mark Gee in SD 35, representing North Kingstown and Narragansett. She is committed to bringing sensible gun laws to Rhode Island and protect a woman’s right to choose.