Rep. Cunha sworn into office as General Assembly convenes
STATE HOUSE – Rep. Helder J. Cunha (D-Dist. 64, East Providence) was formally sworn into office on Tuesday, January 3, as the 2016-17 session of the Rhode Island General Assembly convened.
Representative Cunha was one of 12 new members of the House of Representatives who took the oath of office, which was administered to all 75 House members by Rhode Island’s Secretary of State, Nellie Gorbea.
The House of Representatives began its legislative year with a program of activities that included the re-election of Rep. Nicholas A. Mattiello (D-Dist. 15, Cranston) as the Speaker of the House. Elected Speaker in March, 2014, Mattiello begins his second full two-year term today with an address to the House members and other assembled officials and guests.
Representative Cunha previously served on the East Providence City Council from 2012 to 2016, where he served as Assistant Mayor from 2014 to 2016. He is a member of the Centro Cultural de Santa Maria and is a small business owner. He is a graduate of East Providence High School.
Representative Cunha was born on January 5, 1977. He is married to Sandra and they have three children, Arianna, Jocelyn, and Roman.
For more information, contact:
Andrew Caruolo, Publicist
State House Room 20
Providence, RI 02903