First elected in 2018, Sam represents Senate District Five in the Rhode Island Senate. An openly bisexual man, he has a record of fighting for LGBTQIA equality and fiercely opposing anti-LGBTQIA initiatives. He even made the successful motion to end the segregation of same-sex marriage solemnization bills. Sam was driven to activism in college at Brown University when he discovered the NRA was illegally obtaining out-of-state money and that many Rhode Island politicians had accepted those funds. He has tenacity in the Senate and isn’t afraid to say “no” to corrupt politicians that work against progress for all.
In the Rhode Island Senate, Sam demonstrates constantly that he fights for all Rhode Islanders. He has fought to de-privatize and make Medicaid more accessible, abolish tax exemptions on luxury housing, protect our undocumented neighbors from ICE, make it a crime for police to sexually assault people in their custody, and create safety nets for those losing their homes due to a leaseholder’s death. Sam has proven that he will relentlessly fight for the rights of all Rhode Islanders and we are proud to support him.