Jonathon Acosta

For Senate District 16

Jonathon Acosta is a father, educator, Eagle Scout, youth wrestling coach, and doctoral student in sociology at Brown University. He was a middle school math teacher in Miami-Dade County and Central Falls before becoming an administrator. During this time, he earned an MA in Urban Education Policy at Brown and implemented a district-wide teacher evaluation program in cultural competence.

Jonathon is a member of the Juvenile Hearing Board and a City Councilman representing Ward 1 in Central Falls, where he has been a strong voice for responsible green city planning, transparency in governance, and affordable housing.  His academic work is in political sociology, social stratification, segregation, race, class, and ethnicity.

“In today’s world, freedom means the ability to pursue self actualization. That means all people should have their basic medical, educational, housing and employment needs met in order to live out their ideal lives. We need a state government that prioritizes people over corporations and protects us from weak gun policies, rising utility costs, structural discrimination, career politicians, and private interests.”