Amoriggi announces candidacy for at-large school board seat

Amoriggi announces candidacy for at-large school board seat

NORTH PROVIDENCE - Kenneth Amoriggi has announced his candidacy for the at-large seat on the North Providence School Committee. The seat represents the entire town.

Amoriggi said he is focused on improving the town's schools and ensuring that the children receive the best education possible as he runs against incumbent Democrat Anthony Marciano, chairman of the committee, and fellow Democrat David Ferrante.

"According to various statistical rankings, our school system is average, at best," he said. "While the teachers and administrators are doing the best they can with what they have, they still face many challenges. Under current leadership our schools have experienced difficulty being able to obtain and maintain the resources needed to excel."

If Marciano "thinks that the performance of our schools is acceptable, I will gladly debate him on this matter," said Amoriggi. "Rhode Island Department of Education reports indicate that our schools are in need of change. I promise to work for that change, and to work for our children."

Amoriggi, who has spent nearly his entire life in North Providence, last ran in 2012 for the District 54 House of Representatives seat against William O'Brien. He is a 1997 graduate of North Providence High School, a 2002 graduate of the University of Rhode Island, and a 2009 graduate of Roger Williams University School of Law.

Amoriggi has been a member of the Rhode Island Bar since 2009, and served as the first statewide coordinator for the Rhode Island for Community and Justice Initiative, reducing the over-representation of minorities in the juvenile justice system. His law office is located on Charles Street and Amoriggi is a resident of the Marievelle section of town.