Marcia (Marcia) Ranglin-Vassell (D-SH005)
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State House 82 Smith Street
Providence, RI 02903-1105

District Office:
32 Waite Street
Providence, RI 02908
Elected: 2016    Next Election: 2022
Spouse: Van Vassell   DOB: 5/21/1960
Committee Assignments
MemberHouse Committee on Environment and Natural Resources
MemberHouse Committee on Small Business
MemberHouse Committee on Education
Counties Representing


Marcia Ranglin-Vassell, a Democrat, represents District 5 in Providence. She was first elected in November 2016. She is a member of the House Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

In her first year in office, she sponsored a successful bill directing the Climate Change Coordinating Council to study carbon pricing. She also sponsored bills aimed at instituting a $15 living wage, extending services to young people in DCYF care to age 21 and providing universal free lunch to school children. She also launched an initiative, A Community Response to Joblessness and Gun Violence, to address gun violence and the poverty at its roots in Providence.

Representative Ranglin-Vassell works as an educator in Providence public schools, currently serving as a special education teacher at Providence Career and Technical Academy. She is a graduate of St. Joseph's Teachers' College in 1986, earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Rhode Island College in 2003 and a Master of Education in special education from Providence College in 2012.

Representative Ranglin-Vassell was born in Jamaica. She is married to Van Vassell and they have four children, Van Jr., Eric, Terrence and Alethe.