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3/12/2020 Rep. Joshua Giraldo takes oath of office
STATE HOUSE — Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea today administered the oath of office to the newest member of the House of Representatives, Rep. Joshua J. Giraldo (D-Dist. 56, Central Falls). He was chosen by the voters of District 56 in a special election March 3 to fill a vacancy left by the resignation of Rep. Shelby Maldonado.

Speaker of the House Nicholas A. Mattiello (D-Dist. 15, Cranston) has appointed Representative Giraldo to serve on the Health, Education and Welfare, Small Business, and Special Legislation committees.

The 33-year-old Giraldo has served as chief of staff for Central Falls Mayor James Diossa since October 2015. Before that, he worked as a teacher at Blackstone Valley Prep Mayoral Academy, and as a family literacy instructor at Dorcas Place Family Learning Center. He also served as director of the Central Falls Department of Parks and Recreation for two years before becoming chief of staff.

A graduate of Central Falls High School in 2004, he earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary and secondary education from Providence College in 2008.

He resides in Central Falls with his wife Maité and daughter Valentina.

For more information, contact:
Daniel Trafford, Publicist
State House Room 20
Providence, RI 02903