Vincent Marzullo

Office: RI House District 26
Status: Challenger
Party Affiliation: Independent
City: West Warwick
State: Rhode Island

Vincent Marzullo has served in a variety of government positions - for the State of Rhode Island, Essex County, NJ - and for 31 years with the federal government as the RI Director of the Corporation for National & Community Service.

During the 70’s and early 80’s, Vin was the RI Employment & Training Director, trained thousands of Rhode Islanders for Electric Boat Co. and administered the largest public service employment (PSE) program in the state’s history (4000 workers in state/local government and non-profit agencies) – and served in a similar capacity for Essex County, NJ.

As Rhode Island’s federal official for national service programs, Vin had daily responsibility for AmeriCorps*VISTA – the domestic Peace Corps, working with hundreds of non-profits, community development groups & various government entities; and was responsible for more than 4,000 senior corps volunteers that participate in the Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), Foster Grandparents and Senior Companions, sponsored by the RI Division of Elderly Affairs.

Vin has served as Admissions Director at St. Joseph’s College in Brooklyn, a 6th grade teacher at a parochial school in Riverhead, NY, and was a partner in a research & development solar energy company when alternate energy was a promising job generator during the early 1980’s.

In the 1982 RI General Election, Vin was the Republican Candidate for Governor and in 1978 he was a Democratic Candidate for Lt. Governor. Vin also served as a delegate to the RI Constitutional Convention in 1986.

Vin currently serves on the Board of Directors of PGE Federal Credit Union, a non-profit credit union for federal & postal workers (almost 3500 members). While in federal service, Vin chaired for 12 years the RI Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) for federal workers – the world’s largest workplace giving program – raising more than $8 million during that period. Vin’s local involvement has been as a member of the West Warwick Pension Board from 1995-99 and again during 2011-13, advocating for greater transparency, improved investment performance, and better scrutiny of disability pensions. In addition, Vin served as the President of the West Warwick Babe Ruth League from 1986-92.

A Brooklyn, NY native who has been living in West Warwick for the past 34 years, Vin graduated from Providence College and attended the Manpower Institute (1973) at Harvard University. Recently retired from federal service, Vin and his wife, Josephine (a MET Life retiree), are the proud parents of 2 children: Amanda Wilmouth (Director of Facilities/Operations at the RI Convention Center) and Michael Marzullo (a Suffolk County, NY Police Officer) and the grandparent to a granddaughter: Reese Livian Wilmouth.