Senator Hanna Gallo elected president pro tempore of Rhode Island Senate
STATE HOUSE — The State Senate today elected Sen. Hanna M. Gallo (D-Dist. 27, Cranston, West Warwick) as president pro tempore. In that position, she will be responsible for presiding over the Senate in the absence of the president.
“I am honored that my colleagues in the Senate would choose me to serve in this position,” said Senator Gallo. “I look forward to working with President Ruggerio in addressing the many issues that 2021 brings to the people of Rhode Island.”
Senator Gallo, who previously chaired the Senate Education Committee, has been instrumental in numerous education initiatives, including sweeping education reforms enacted in 2019 that put in place curricula aligned with high standards and improved accountability and governance.
She sponsored landmark legislation establishing an equitable, predictable, and transparent formula for funding education in Rhode Island.
She led the charge for funding of full-day kindergarten statewide, enacted in 2015. She was an early supporter of the state’s successful application for a federal Race to the Top grant.
She was elected to the Senate on Nov. 3, 1998.
For more information, contact:
Daniel Trafford, Publicist
State House Room 20
Providence, RI 02903