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 and the second vice chair of the House
Oversight Committee. Representative Noret is also a member of the House
Education Committee and the House Judiciary Committee.
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.
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. Most
recently, he was 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.