Sandra C. Cano (born 1983) is an American politician from the state of Rhode Island. She serves in the Rhode Island Senate, representing District 8. Cano is a member of the Democratic Party.

Sandra Cano
Member of the Rhode Island Senate
from the 8th district
Assumed office
April 12, 2018
Preceded byJames Doyle II
Personal details
Born1983 (age 40–41)
Medellín, Colombia
Political partyDemocratic
Domestic partnerJames Diossa
EducationBryant University (BA)
University of Rhode Island (MPA)

Early life edit

Cano was born in Medellín, Colombia. In 2000, at the age of 16,[1] she moved with her family to the United States.[2] She graduated from Bryant University, the University of Rhode Island's graduate program in public administration, and Harvard University's Executive Leadership Program.[3]

Career edit

Cano served as an at-large city councilwoman for Pawtucket, Rhode Island after serving on the city's school board. She won a special election on April 3, 2018, to succeed James Doyle II in the Rhode Island Senate.[4] On January 12, 2021, Cano was appointed chairperson of the Senate Committee on Education for the 2021-2022 session.[5]

On March 20, 2023, Cano declared her candidacy to represent Rhode Island's 1st congressional district in the United States House of Representatives in the 2023 special election.[6]

Personal life edit

Cano's fiance, James Diossa, is the general treasurer of Rhode Island. They have two children together.[7]

References edit

  1. ^ Miller, G. Wayne. "9 things to know about R.I. Sen.-elect Sandra Cano's politics, policies | Video, audio". Retrieved January 17, 2021.
  2. ^ "State of Rhode Island General Assembly". State of Rhode Island General Assembly. Retrieved January 17, 2021.
  3. ^ "Cano takes Senate 8 seat with special election win". The Valley Breeze. March 4, 2018. Retrieved April 4, 2018.
  4. ^ Mark Reynolds. "Sandra Cano wins Pawtucket special election for state Senate - News - - Providence, RI". Retrieved April 4, 2018.
  5. ^ "Sen. Cano appointed chairperson of Senate Education Committee". Sen. Cano appointed chairperson of Senate Education Committee. Retrieved January 17, 2021.
  6. ^ "Pawtucket state Sen. Sandra Cano announces run for Congress". March 16, 2023. Retrieved March 21, 2023.
  7. ^ Fenton, Josh. "Diossa Announces Run for RI General Treasurer". GoLocalProv.