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1/3/2017 Rep. Donovan sworn in as General Assembly convenes
STATE HOUSE — Rep. Susan Donovan (D-Dist. 69, Bristol, Portsmouth) was formally sworn into office Tuesday, Jan. 3, as the 2017-18 session of the Rhode Island General Assembly convened.

Representative Donovan was one of 12 new members of the House of Representatives who took the oath of office, which was administered to all 75 House members by Rhode Island 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 Mattiello (D-Dist. 15, Cranston) as the Speaker of the House. Elected Speaker in March 2014, Mattiello began his second full two-year term today with an address to the House members and other assembled officials and guests.

Representative Donovan is a retired public school teacher. She earned a bachelor’s degree in health and physical education as well as a master’s degree in school administration from Rhode Island College.

She lives in Bristol with her husband, Glenn. They have three adult children: Colleen, Cara and Glenn, who resides in Bristol with his wife, Erin, and their three children.

For more information, contact:
Daniel Trafford, Publicist
State House Room 20
Providence, RI 02903