Rita M. Worthington has resided in the City of Kingston for more than 30 years. She is married to Rev. Paul D. Worthington and they have a blended family of 7 children. Rita is a Family Law paralegal and currently serves as a Commissioner on the Kingston City Police Department as well as Moderator of the Community Policing forums. She formally served on the Board of Directors for the Kingston City Library, Ulster County Mental Health Association and Save Them Now, a re-entry program for returning citizens from incarceration. Rita is a licensed minister at the New Progressive Baptist Church where she also serves as the Chairperson of the Trustee Board. She believes laughter is the secret to a healthy and prosperous life and is committed to working and serving the citizens of Kingston.