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Key Issues

Marvin is committed to transparency in government and working hard for all Rhode Islanders.

A Fair Economy

Chairman Abney is truly passionate about this issue, as it is one that impacts so many people across the state. Marvin aims to maintain balance within the political system, and will keep pushing until our economy is fair for all. Marvin was an integral part of the six year phase-out of the burdensome car tax. He also played a pivotal role in raising the minimum wage in 2018. Marvin also worked hard to restore free bus fares for the elderly and disabled.


One of Chairman Abney’s top priorities is fair and equitable education. He was a part of implementing a pilot program to provide two years of free tuition at CCRI available for all Rhode Islanders. He has also served as Director of Human Resources Management and as Community Outreach Specialist for the RI Department of Education. If you would like to find out more information about this issue, as well as others, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Veterans Affairs

Chairman Abney currently serves on the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs. Marvin is also a proud veteran himself. He was a Major in the United States Army after a 20-year Army career, including a stint as the company commander at NATO Headquarters in Belgium. In the 2020 Rhode Island budget, Marvin was a part of increasing the general revenues to support the various veterans programs that continue to help the day to day lives of our veterans.

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