Blake A. Filippi (R) was chosen by the House Republican Caucus as the
Minority Leader in November 2018. He previously served for two years as the
Minority Whip, the second ranking member of the caucus. First elected in
November 2014, he represents House District 36, which includes all of Block
Island and Charlestown, and portions of Westerly and South Kingstown. He is an
ex-officio member of all House committees and also serves on the Permanent Joint
Committee on State Lottery.
An attorney and organic cattle farmer, Representative Filippi is a member of
the Rhode Island Farm Bureau and the Rhode Island Bar Association.
A 1999 graduate of Lincoln High School, he received his Bachelor’s degree in
history from the University of Arizona in 2003 and obtained his Juris Doctorate
degree in 2007 from the Rutgers University Camden School of Law.
He was born on September 10, 1980.