Providence, RI (STL.News) Governor Dan McKee announced Providence City Council President Sabina Matos as his nominee for Rhode Island Lieutenant Governor. If confirmed by the Rhode Island Senate, Matos would be the first Afro-Latina to serve as the state’s second-in-command.
“I know Sabina will be a true partner in governing who is prepared to work closely with our administration starting on day one,” said Governor McKee. “She understands the challenges Rhode Island families and parents face, and she shares my commitment to supporting our municipalities and small businesses. Sabina is stepping into this role at a time of unprecedented challenges for our state, and she will be a critical partner in our fight against COVID-19, our effort to get shots in arms as quickly as possible, and our path to economic recovery from the pandemic.”
“I am truly humbled and grateful to Governor McKee for the honor to be nominated as our state’s next Lieutenant Governor,” said Lt. Governor nominee Sabina Matos. “I look forward to being the Governor’s partner and part of his team tackling the critical issues facing our state. Whether it be making sure we’re vaccinating as many Rhode Islanders as quickly as possible, getting people back to work and our small businesses open, addressing the affordable housing crisis in our state or breaking down the systemic barriers so that all Rhode Islanders have a chance at the American dream – we have much work to do and I’m ready to roll up my sleeves and get started.”
Matos, a first-generation immigrant, has served on the Providence City Council representing Ward 15 since 2010.