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D - District 7
Providence
(401) 480-1322
rep-morales@rilegislature.gov
146 Mt. Pleasant Avenue
Providence, RI 02908

Representative David Morales

Member, House Innovation, Internet and Technology Committee

Member, House Municipal Government and Housing Committee

David Morales was elected on November 3, 2020, to serve the people of District 7 in Providence’s Mount Pleasant, Valley and Elmhurst neighborhoods. Representative Morales is a member of the House Innovation, Internet and Technology Committee and the House Municipal Government and Housing Committee.

In his first year in the House, he sponsored two bills that were passed into law: one prohibiting employers from reporting, or threatening to report an employee's immigration status for whistle blowing; and another prohibiting insurers from charging copayments for COVID-19 treatment and vaccinations. He also co-sponsored bills signed into law that cap the monthly cost of insulin at $40, prohibit housing discrimination based on one’s source of income, and prevent workers from being excluded from receiving overtime pay on Sunday and holidays. Other bills he has introduced include numerous efforts to protect the rights of workers, provide essential workers with hazard pay, prevent people from experiencing utility shut-offs, encourage multilingual education in public schools, and to expand affordable health care, including one to establish a universal, single-payer health care system in Rhode Island.

Born September 16, 1998, he was raised by a single immigrant mother in the rural town of Soledad, CA alongside his older sister. He graduated from Soledad High School in 2016 and two years later he graduated from the University of California Irvine with a bachelor’s in urban studies. In 2019, at age 20, he became the youngest graduate in the history of the Brown University Public Affairs master’s program.

Representative Morales is a member of the National Association of Latino Elected Officials (NALEO) and is also one of the only Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) members elected to public office. Inspired by his socioeconomic background and lived experience, he is a passionate advocate for public education, affordable housing, and healthcare accessibility.

Representative Morales works at Year Up Rhode Island as an internship and employment specialist. He resides in the Mount Pleasant neighborhood.​​

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