“I am thrilled to announce my candidacy for State Representative.” Casimiro said. “Our state is facing significant issues and the citizens of Rhode Island deserve leaders who are ready to tackle the real issues and move our state forward. I want to represent the district with professional leadership and solid business experience. I will engage voters in my district in meaningful dialogue on the issues that are important to them.”
Casimiro, a Democrat, said her experience in the private and non-profit sectors gives her experience and a broad perspective.
She has a BS in Marketing from Providence College and is currently the Director of Development and interim Director of Providence Children’s Initiative for Family Service of Rhode Island. She previously worked as Director of Corporate Marketing at MetLife Auto & Home and Director of Membership Marketing at AAA Southern New England.
Casimiro, 52, filed her declaration of candidacy paperwork with the state Board of Elections on Thursday and will face Rep. Doreen Costa, a Republican, in the general election in November unless another Democrat files and forces a primary.
In 2012, Steve Campo, a landscape and construction company owner, lost to Costa by 429 votes.
She serves in leadership positions on several boards including Blackstone Valley Prep Mayoral Academy, SouthSide Elementary Charter School, The Fund for Community Progress, Project: Night Vision and Partnership for Philanthropic Planning of Rhode Island. She is a 2008 graduate of Leadership Rhode Island and a 2012 graduate of Rhode Island State Police Citizens Academy.
Casimiro has been married for 30 years to Richard Casimiro.