Friend of WBOB, Sen. Sandra Cano was sworn into the Rhode Island Senate Thursday at a ceremony in the Senate Lounge at the State House. Senator Cano is the first Colombian-American to be elected to the Rhode Island Senate.
Senator Cano, a Democrat who represents District 8 in Pawtucket, was surrounded by family, friends, legislators and other dignitaries as she took the oath of office, administered by Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea.
“It is a true honor to be sworn in as a new member of the Senate to represent a city that I believe in and love so much. I am eager to begin working for the people of District 8 at the State House and fighting for more state aid to Pawtucket schools, improving services for our senior citizens, keeping property taxes down, attracting new businesses and expanding vital workforce training,” said Senator Cano.
Senator Cano, an assistant vice president at Navigant Credit Union, was elected on April 3 in a special election to replace former Sen. James E. Doyle II, who resigned earlier this year. She is a former at-large councilwoman for the City of Pawtucket and a former member of the Pawtucket School Committee.
After her swearing-in, Senate President Dominick Ruggerio (D-Dist. 4, North Providence, Providence) announced that he has appointed Senator Cano to the Senate Committee on Finance and the Senate Committee on Labor.
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