Roselee Vincent begins a new term as state representative today (Wednesday).
Vincent was set to take the oath of office for a two-year term at a swearing-in ceremony this morning at the State House in Boston. She has served as state representative since April 16, 2014 after winning a special election April 1.
In a general election Nov. 4, she was re-elected to a full, two-year term without opposition.
Prior to running for the seat, Vincent was chief of staff for former state representative Kathi-Anne Reinstein. She previously was chief of state for former state representative, the late William G. Reinstein (Ms. Reinstein’s father who was a Revere mayor and city councillor).
In the House of Representatives that consists of 160 members, Vincent represents half the city of Revere and parts of Chelsea and Saugus. Speaker of the House Robert A. DeLeo represents the other half of Revere and the entire town of Winthrop. Revere’s state senator is Anthony Petruccelli, who also took his oath of office for a two-year term today.
During her term, Vincent has been highly visible at city meetings and events, including Monday’s Revere inauguration at City Hall. She is excited to be taking office for a full term and humbled by the support she has received from her constituents in all three communities she represents.
“It’s very exciting and I’m really looking forward to putting in a full term as state representative,” said Vincent. “My No. 1 issue is working with the city, Mayor Rizzo, Speaker DeLeo, Sen. Petruccelli, and my colleagues in government on economic development in the city. That’s going to be my No. 1 priority.”
Vincent spoke about the honor of being re-elected without opposition in November.
“I’m humbled by that, to be perfectly honest,” said Vincent. “It was just very rewarding to me as a person to think that the people in my district thought enough of me and that I was able to get elected in a special election – and then not having any opposition in the general election was overwhelming to me. I’m very proud of that fact.”
Vincent’s legislative aide is Ricky Serino, who grew up in Revere and graduated from Malden Catholic High School and St. Anselm College, where he received his degree in Political Science. Serino will celebrate his 23rd birthday this Sunday.