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Media Advisory: House plans orientation for new members Dec. 6
STATE HOUSE — The 12 newly elected members of the Rhode Island House of Representatives — an incoming class that includes 10 Democrats, one Republican and one independent— have been invited to participate in an orientation session on
Tuesday, Dec. 6, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.
It will include welcome remarks at 11:30 a.m. from House Speaker K. Joseph Shekarchi (D-Dist. 23, Warwick), House Majority Leader Christopher R. Blazejewski (D-Dist. 2, Providence) and House Minority Leader Michael W. Chippendale (R-Dist. 40, Foster, Glocester, Coventry).
The orientation program will include introductions of the directors of various legislative offices and a budget process presentation by the House fiscal advisor. Sessions will focus on the legislative process, legislative duties and communications. The representatives-elect will also have an opportunity for training on the legislative website and computer system.
Expected to attend the day’s events are the following newly-elected House members, who will be sworn into office on the first day of the 2023 General Assembly session, Tuesday, January 3:
Anthony J. DeSimone (D-Dist. 5, Providence)
Enrique G. Sanchez (D-Dist. 9, Providence)
Tina L. Spears (D-Dist. 36, Charlestown, South Kingstown, New Shoreham, Westerly)
Megan L. Cotter (D-39, Exeter, Hopkinton, Westerly)
Jon D. Brien (I-Dist. 49, Woonsocket, North Smithfield), who also served in the House from 2007 to 2012
Brian J. Rea (R-Dist. 53, Glocester, Smithfield)
Brandon T. Voas (D-Dist. 57, Cumberland, Central Falls)
Cherie L. Cruz (D-Dist. 58, Pawtucket)
Jennifer A. Stewart (D-Dist. 59, Pawtucket)
Matthew S. Dawson (D-Dist. 65, East Providence)
Jennifer Smith Boylan (D-Dist. 66, Barrington, East Providence)
Alex S. Finkelman (D-Dist. 74, Jamestown, Middletown)
The media is welcome to attend.
For more information, contact:
, Communications Director for the Office of the Speaker
State House Room 322
Providence, RI 02903
Lt. Governor's Office
Secretary of State
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