Blake A. Filippi (R) was first elected in November 2014 to represent House District 36, which includes all of Block Island and Charlestown, and portions of Westerly and South Kingstown. He previously served for two years as the Minority Whip, the second-highest ranking member of the Minority Caucus, and from November 2018 to June 2022 as the Minority Leader, the highest-ranking member of the caucus.
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.