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D - District 25
Coventry, West Warwick
225 Fairview Avenue
Coventry, RI 02816

Thomas E. Noret​

Deputy Majority Leader

First Vice Chair, House Conduct Committee

First Vice Chair, House Education Committee

Second Vice Chair, House Oversight Committee

Member, House Judiciary Committee


Thomas E. Noret (D) was first elected in November 2018 to the seat in House District 25 in Coventry and West Warwick. He is the first vice chair of the House Conduct Committee, the first vice chair of the House Education Committee, and the second vice chair of the House Oversight Committee. Representative Noret is also a member of the House Judiciary Committee.

During the 2023 session, Representative Noret, a former police officer, introduced a new law that offers new training options for law enforcement officers in recognizing mental health issues.

In 2022, he joined with his colleagues in sponsoring legislation to address the state’s housing crisis, introducing a law that requires Rhode Island Housing to collect data on the number of Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers which are received and utilized by each municipality, housing authorities, and agencies. He also sponsored a new law that gives the Department of Environmental Management the authority to regulate the water level behind certain dams in the state. He also introduced a new law that requires annual weapons qualifications for correctional officers.

Also in 2022, Representative Noret was chosen for the Emerging Leaders Program sponsored by the State Legislative Leaders Foundation, which cultivates the next generation of leaders in state legislatures who are serving in ether their first or second term.

During the 2021 legislative session, Representative Noret co-sponsored a number of child protection bills, including new laws that put an end to child marriages, terminate the parental rights of convicted rapists, raises the age to buy tobacco to 21, and outlaws child erotica.

He was named the 2023 Grand Marshal of the Rhode Island Day of Portugal Parade and festivities for his commitment to promoting the culture and heritage of Portuguese-Americans.  He spearheaded the effort to provide state assistance for the Luso-American Veterans Memorial Monument, unveiled in 2023 at the Rhode Island Veterans Cemetery in Exeter.

Representative Noret served in the Rhode Island Air National Guard, 143rd Airlift Wing from 1990 to 1994. While serving, Representative Noret accepted a position with the Coventry Police Department where he served his community for 20 years, retiring in 2012.

After retirement, he accepted a position as a Tax Investigator with the Rhode Island Division of Taxation’s Special Investigation Unit. He was previously employed by the Greater Providence YMCA as the executive director of the South County branch.

He graduated from Bishop Hendricken High School in 1987. He earned an associate’s degree in business and law enforcement from the Community College of Rhode Island in 1991 and a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Roger Williams University in 2006.

Noret and his family are members of the St. Anthony Parish in West Warwick. He has also spent several years coaching in the West Warwick Basketball League. Recently, Noret became a member of Club Frontenac and was sworn in as a member of the American Legion, Post 2. Born January 21, 1969, he and his wife Julie Aimee (Landroche) Noret have two daughters, Addison and Robbie, and celebrated 25 years of marriage.​