Jeanine Calkin

For Senate District 30

Jeanine is a life-long Rhode Islander, and the daughter of middle class parents who were also born and raised in RI.  She worked hard to put herself through college and holds a Master of Science degree in Information Systems from Bryant University.  She worked for many years in the I.T. field managing financial systems, and saw how the profit motive of large corporations can affect workers. 

She became politically active in 2015 when she founded Rhode Island for Bernie Sanders. Jeanine then was elected to become a delegate to the National Democratic Convention.  In 2016 she was elected to the RI State Senate to represent Warwick’s District 30 where she introduced legislation for a $15 minimum wage, single-payer healthcare and multiple bills to help protect our environment.  She was also very vocal in speaking out and voting against bad bills. She now serves on the Executive Board of the RIDP Women’s Caucus, and is the Chair of Our Revolution RI.

“Growing up in a middle-class working family, I know what it’s like to sometimes struggle to make ends meet.  I will work hard to fight for living wages, and against income inequality and corporate welfare”