Barrington resident Jennifer Boylan announced last week that she plans to be a candidate for the Rhode Island House District 66 (Barrington, Riverside) seat being vacated by retiring Representative …
Barrington resident Jennifer Boylan announced last week that she plans to be a candidate for the Rhode Island House District 66 (Barrington, Riverside) seat being vacated by retiring Representative Liana Cassar.
“After careful consideration, and after seeing years of hard work pay off this week when Governor McKee signed three gun safety bills into law, I feel that the time is right for me to pivot from advocacy to public service,” Boylan said.
Boylan has lived in Barrington for more than 17 years. She grew up in upstate New York and lived in Washington DC and Boston before moving to Barrington with her family. She worked as an environmental scientist and litigation consultant for 12 years before joining her husband’s small business in 2004. For the past decade, she has served as a leader for the Rhode Island chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America tirelessly championing policy to make our communities safer.
Boylan has represented the National Council of Jewish Women on the Rhode Island Coalition for Reproductive Freedom and served as the assistant treasurer of Temple Habonim.
“I am excited to get to work as a lawmaker for my community,” she said. “My key areas of interest will be related to social justice, environmental stewardship and climate change, and small businesses. We all deserve to live in safe, thriving communities with top notch education and employment opportunities. I hope to earn the trust of the community as a Representative of House District 66.”