Rep. David Cicilline, a Rhode Island Democrat, will resign from Congress June 1 to run the Rhode Island Basis.
“For greater than a decade, the folks of Rhode Island entrusted me with a sacred responsibility to characterize them in Congress, and it’s a accountability I put my coronary heart and soul into day-after-day,” the congressman mentioned in a press release launched by his workplace.
He went on to say, “The prospect to steer the Rhode Island Basis was surprising, however it’s a rare alternative to have an much more direct and significant impression on the lives of residents of our state.”
In accordance with its web site, the Rhode Island Basis works with “people, households, organizations, and firms that share our dedication to the state, in addition to with nonprofit organizations.”
The Boston Globe first reported the announcement.
Cicilline has held the seat for Rhode Island’s First Congressional District since 2011. Previous to that, he served because the mayor of Windfall for 2 phrases. Cicilline was additionally a member of the Rhode Island Home of Representatives for 4 phrases.
In early 2021, Cicilline served as one of many impeachment managers in the course of the second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump.
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