Amoriggi seeks re-election to District 2 council seat

Amoriggi seeks re-election to District 2 council seat

NORTH PROVIDENCE – Incumbent Town Councilor Kenneth J. Amoriggi has announced his intention to seek re-election this year to the seat he holds in District 2.

“During my first term, and particularly over the last couple of years of it, I was able to accomplish many of my campaign objectives, such as obtaining the funding to build a playground in my district at Whelan School, changing the traffic signals at the juncture of Mineral Spring Avenue and Charles Street, thereby reducing traffic congestion and improving safety, and enacting ordinances that have made trash and recycling enforcement easier for the town,” he said in a release.

Amoriggi explained why being re-elected is so important to him.

“More has been accomplished by this particular town council in the last two years than any council in recent years due to how well we work together, as well as how well we work with the administration,” he said. “By maintaining continuity, we can continue to collectively move the town forward.”

Amoriggi promises to continue working on his initiatives, as well as supporting the community through philanthropic work.

“I am currently working on a number of initiatives, such as working with the administration to purchase a string of properties in the Charles Street corridor to develop them into open/recreational space, reducing tangible taxes on businesses, and increasing the efficiency and success of the town’s recycling program,” he said. “Additionally, through developing a nonprofit, the Marieville Neighborhood Partnership, myself and my board have been able to organize successful coat and food drives, as well as a community cleanup and, most recently, obtained a $25,000 COVID-19 relief grant to help feed and shelter families in need in town.”

Amoriggi 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.

He has been a member of the Rhode Island and Massachusetts bars since 2009, and served as the first statewide coordinator for the Rhode Island for Community and Justice Initiative. Amoriggi has also been a solo practicing attorney since August 2010 and has now maintained his practice on Charles Street since August of 2011.

Email Amoriggi at ken@amoriggilaw.com .