To volunteer on Val’s campaign or to put up a yard sign, please contact Val at or 401.316.5666

Why I’m Running

I have lived in East Providence for my entire life. As an educator, coach, advocate, housing authority commissioner, local union president, and Democratic City Committee member, I have been a dedicated Townie at every stage of my professional career and personal life – and I want to continue to serve.

That’s why I’ve decided to run for State Senate in District 14. I look forward to earning your vote in the Democratic primary on Wednesday, September 12. With your support, we can strengthen our community and continue to make a positive impact.

About Val

  • Lifelong East Providence resident
  • Married to Len Rounds, small business owner
  • Classroom teacher, East Providence High School (U.S. History & Civics)
  • Vice-president, National Education Association Rhode Island
  • Graduate of East Providence High School; bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education and Master of Education, Rhode Island College

Key Issues

  • Supports the school construction bond to fix our crumbling schools – our students deserve better.
  • Supports common sense gun reforms that will limit high capacity magazines and keep guns out of the wrong hands.
  • Supports incentives for East Providence small businesses – not wealthy corporations.
  • Supports tax policies that ensure big corporations pay their fair share, while keeping local property taxes down.

  • Supports the protection of the East Providence waterfront, to ensure smart, environmentally-friendly development.
  • Fights for issues important to working families, seniors and veterans.
  • Will work for tougher ethics laws to hold our elected officials accountable and ensure more government transparency.
  • Supports the protection of women’s health and reproductive rights, as well as equal pay for women in the workplace.


There is important work to do in our state, but we can’t do it alone. Please consider contributing to our campaign. With your help, we can get our state on the right track.

Get In Touch

You can reach me at 401.316.5666 or I want to hear your feedback and learn what’s important to you.