House of Representatives District 6
Damián Lima has made Rhode Island a home to build his family with his husband. He is a proud queer, transgender, immigrant, who has known housing and food instability and uses his experiences to inform his advocacy. He believes in showing kindness to people who are struggling and in communities coming together to fix the failures of their government. His work in healthcare, LGBTQ youth advocacy, and immigration advocacy have shown him to trust the leadership of the communities he works with and that “the voiceless” do not exist. First in his family to graduate from college, he recently finished a Master’s degree in health equity.
“I have experienced food and housing insecurity, and I can’t just watch as my neighbors struggle to afford child care, housing, healthcare, and other basic needs. I am ready to fight so that our state government serves its constituents.”