Representative Jeremiah T. O'Grady
Deputy Majority Leader
Second Vice-Chairman, House Comm. on Environment and Natural Resources
Member, House Committee on Judiciary
Member, House Committee on Corporations
Jeremiah T. O’Grady (D) represents District 46 in Lincoln and Pawtucket. He was first elected in November 2010. A Deputy Majority Leader, Representative O’Grady serves as the second vice-chairman of the House Committee on Environment and Natural Resources and is a member of both the House Committee on Corporations and the House Committee on Judiciary.
He previously served on the Lincoln Town Council as vice president from 2005 to 2007 and president from 2007 to 2009. He was also Town Moderator in 2010 and also served on the town Budget Board.
He was the sponsor of a 2016 law that paved the way for nonprofit organizations to purchase foreclosed homes in Rhode Island and sell them back to the foreclosed-upon homeowners with mortgages they can afford. In 2015, he led the Special Legislative Commission to Study and Assess Rhode Island’s “Fair Funding Formula,” which studied the state’s education aid formula as it impacts public school districts and charter schools. In 2012, he sponsored legislation which was enacted as part of the budget to restore nearly $10 million in previous cuts to the developmentally disabled community. More recently, he sponsored the Student Journalists’ Freedom of Expression Act, enacted in 2017.
Rep. O’Grady is a program officer at Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), an organization dedicated to revitalizing communities. He previously served as a director at ONE Neighborhood Builders, formerly Olneyville Housing Corporation, and is a past director of Benchmark Human Resources. He is a volunteer coach for the North Stars Special Olympics team.
Rep. O’Grady earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Vermont in 1997 and a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Rhode Island in 2009. He was born on June 30, 1970. He is married to Elizabeth (Crohan) and they have two children, Anna and Declan.
36 Lakeview Road
Lincoln, RI 02865