- Spring 1999
Myrth York was the Democratic candidate for Governor of Rhode Island in 1994. She was the first woman Democratic candidate for governor and the first person to defeat an incumbent governor in a primary in Rhode Island. Ms. York was a state senator from 1991 through 1994. She is an attorney, who is also an officer and director of York Resources, Inc., a family-owned investment company. She moved to Rhode Island in 1974 and joined Rhode Island Legal Services, working as a staff attorney and as Director of the Domestic Relations Unit. From 1978 to 1993, she was engaged in the private practice of estate and tax law. Ms. York is currently on the Board of Directors of Amos House, a soup kitchen and shelter for those most in need, the Nature Conservancy, and the national board of Clean Water Action.