Rep. Barros sworn in as General Assembly convenes
STATE HOUSE – Rep. Jean Philippe Barros (D-Dist. 59, Pawtucket) was formally sworn into office on Tuesday, January 6, as the 2015-16 session of the Rhode Island General Assembly convened.
Representative Barros was one of 15 new members of the House of Representatives who took the oath of office, which was administered to all 75 House members by Rhode Island’s newly-inaugurated Secretary of State, Nellie Gorbea.
The House of Representatives began its legislative year with a program of activities that included the re-election of Rep. Nicholas A. Mattiello (D-Dist. 15, Cranston) as the Speaker of the House. Elected Speaker in March, 2014, Mattiello began his first full two-year term today with an address to the House members and other assembled officials and guests.
Representative Barros previously served six years on the Pawtucket City Council, and also served on the Juvenile Hearing Board and the Pawtucket Charter Review Commission.
A graduate of Pawtucket’s Tolman High School, he received his Associate’s Degree from the Community College of Rhode Island and his BA in Science from Springfield College.
He is employed by Tunstall Americas in Pawtucket, a division of the United Kingdom-based Tunstall Healthcare Group, supplier of personal emergency response systems.
The father of two children, Tyger Lee Barros and Zachary Robert Barros, Representative Barros lives at 1 William Street, Pawtucket.
For more information, contact:
Randall T. Szyba, Publicist
State House Room 20
Providence, RI 02903