RoseLee Vincent has officially announced she is a candidate for the 16th Suffolk District seat in the Massachusetts House of Representatives. Vincent, a lifelong Revere resident, has 25 years of experience working at the Statehouse as Chief of Staff to departing State Representative Kathi-Anne Reinstein and before that her late father State Representative William G. Reinstein.
“I’m grateful to the Reinstein family. Bill left such an incredible legacy and Kathi took on the nearly impossible task of following her father and succeeded. Our city is infinitely better off as a result of their public service,” Vincent said. “I may not have agreed with either on every single issue but we all shared a love for the city of Revere and a dedication to improve our communities however possible.”
Before recently moving to the St. George on Revere Beach, Vincent grew up and lived in Ward 6 where she’s still a homeowner. Her community activism stretches over forty years including being a founding board member of the Community Media Center (Revere TV). Vincent previously served as a longtime member of the PTA, where she pioneered women’s athletics, creating opportunities that never existed for girls in Revere.
“I never envisioned myself running for office but the circumstances really made me consider it and the overwhelming support I’ve received since played a big part in making a final decision,” said Vincent. “People recognize this a critical time in our city’s history, one where knowledge of the issues and of how state government works is essential to our next Representative succeeding. Through my personal involvement in the community and my professional experience on Beacon Hill, I understand the challenges ahead and know firsthand what it takes to accomplish things at the state level.”
Vincent continues her local work today as a driving influence and leader of both the Revere Beach Partnership and Revere Beautification Committee, re-invigorating civic pride by making significant enhancements to Historical Revere Beach and revamping property throughout the city. In addition, she currently serves as Chair of the Democratic City Committee.
“My husband Rich and I raised our family here and I want to do my part to ensure the next generation of families is just as proud as we are to call Revere home,” Vincent said. “I have been fighting for the people of the 16th Suffolk District for the last 25 years, it would be an honor to continue that fight as your next State Representative.”