RI House of Representatives District 49
Alex was born to a family of working-class Greek immigrants in Woonsocket and is a proud graduate of the Woonsocket public education system. Alex understands what it is like in the working world, having jobs as a waiter, an engineer, a researcher, a writer, and an organizer, and he has even served a term on the Woonsocket City Council. He also is the co-founder and Executive Director of Rebuild Woonsocket, an organization focused on building the foundation for community politics in Rhode Island’s northern-most city. He also organizes with local progressive groups: Sunrise Providence, the W.A.T.C.H. Coalition, BLM RI PAC Advisory Committee, and Climate Action RI.
Alex’s support for the queer community is embedded in who he is, not just as a bisexual man but in his values as well. He helped organize Woonsocket’s first-ever Pride parade—a feat that faced many challenges—alongside entrenched prejudice in local government. Alex refused to back down and has continued to march on in defense of LGBTQIA rights and visibility. We commend Alex for his perseverance in helping the queer community stand strong in the face of adversity.