Representative Gregg M. Amore
Chairman, House Small Business Committee
Member, House Finance Committee
Member, Health, Education and Welfare Committee
Gregg M. Amore (D) has served the residents of East Providence in District 65 since first being elected in November 2012. Representative Amore is the chairman of the House Committee on Small Business. He also sits on the House Committee on Finance and chairs its Subcommittee on Education, and he is a member of the House Committee on Health, Education and Welfare.
In 2019, Chairman Amore was the sponsor of major public education reform law that increased building-level management of schools. He also was a cosponsor of a new law that will protect student loan borrowers and establish oversight of student loan servicers operating in Rhode Island.
As chairman of the House Small Business Committee, Representative Amore co-sponsored and advocated for the successful creation of the Rhode Island Small Business Development Fund, adopted in the state budget which encourages the formation of private capital investment by federally licensed companies.
During the 2018 legislative session, Representative Amore sponsored legislation that created funding mechanisms for hiring more school resource officers and for crucial security upgrades for Rhode Island’s schools. The legislation was included in the FY 2019 state budget.
He played a key role in the passage of the FY 2019 budget article containing historic school construction bond assistance. He sponsored the bill placing the East Providence High School construction project on the ballot, and following voter approval, the state is now providing up to 70% reimbursement for the state-of-the-art facility.
He was named the 2018 MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) Legislator of the Year for his legislative advocacy on behalf of strengthening drunken driving laws. He was the sponsor of a law adopted in 2017 that requires insurance reimbursement for chiropractic and osteopathic non-opioid treatments for pain.
Born on Oct. 28, 1966, Representative Amore graduated from East Providence High School in 1984 before continuing his education at Providence College, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in history in 1988. In 2010, he earned a master’s degree in public policy from New England College.
In addition to his duties as a legislator, Representative Amore is the athletic director for the East Providence School Department after a long teaching career at East Providence High School. In 2008, Representative Amore was recognized as the Rhode Island History Teacher of the Year by the Daughters of the American Revolution. In 2005, he served as the head coach of the East Providence High School hockey team, which won the Division III State Championship with an undefeated season.
He was also honored by the Rhode Island Athletic Trainers’ Association with the group’s 2019 Frank Murgo Service Award for his educational efforts and dedicated service to the athletes and athletic trainers of Rhode Island.
He is a past member of the Board of Directors for the East Providence Education Association and is a current board member of the Friends of Townie Athletics. He is also a member of the Rhode Island Historical Society and the Rhode Island High School Hockey Coaches Association. He also serves on the East Providence Democratic City Committee.
Representative Amore resides in East Providence with his wife, Lee (Smith), and their two daughters, Tess and Megan.
73 Plymouth Road
East Providence, RI