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Sen. Burke sworn in as General Assembly convenes
STATE HOUSE — Sen. John Burke (D-Dist. 9, West Warwick) was formally sworn into office Tuesday, Jan. 5, as the 2021-22 session of the Rhode Island General Assembly convened.
Senator Burke was one of eight new members of the Senate who took the oath of office, which was administered by Rhode Island Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea.
The Senate began its legislative year with the re-election of Sen. Dominick J. Ruggerio (D-Dist. 4, North Providence, Providence) as President of the Senate. He was first elected to the post in March 2017.
A lifelong resident of West Warwick, Senator Burke retired from the University of Rhode Island in 2019, having been employed in various information technology positions at the university for more than 37 years. A graduate of Bishop Hendricken High School, he went on to study computer science at the Community College of Rhode Island.
Senator Burke is a former member of Council 94 PTAA, a former West Warwick Baseball League coach, a former West Warwick Girls Softball coach, a former treasurer of the West Warwick Sunday Morning Slow Pitch League, and has served as Grand Knight of Gibson Council 181, Knights of Columbus, of West Warwick. He is currently a member of West Warwick’s Frontenac Club.
He has one daughter, Billie Burke, and a dog, Marley.
For more information, contact:
State House Room 20
Providence, RI 02903
Lt. Governor's Office
Secretary of State
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