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Representative Karen Alzate

House Health, Education and Welfare Committee

House Labor Committee

House Special Legislation Committee

Rep. Karen Alzate (D-Dist. 60, Pawtucket) was elected to the House of Representatives in November 2018. She is a member of the House Health, Education and Welfare Committee, the Labor Committee and the Special Legislation Committee.

During her first legislative session in 2019, Representative Alzate sponsored legislation that created a special legislative commission to study and make recommendations for encouraging more persons of color to enter education fields. Representative Alzate was elected chairwoman of the commission. She also was a co-sponsor of the 2019 passage of the Reproductive Privacy Act, which protects existing reproductive rights set forth under the landmark Roe v. Wade case from infringement at the federal level. She also saw legislation that she sponsored signed into law that moves the date of primaries to the eighth Tuesday preceding biennial state elections.

Representative Alzate is a case manager with The Providence Center. She graduated from Tolman High School in 2006 and received her bachelor’s degree in political science from Rhode Island College in 2013. She received a Master’s Degree in community development from Roger Williams University in 2019. Representative Alzate is also a board member of the Pawtucket Arts Festival. She was previously a member of the New Leaders Council in 2016.

Representative Alzate was born on December 26, 1987 and resides in Pawtucket.

984 York Avenue
Pawtucket, RI 02861