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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 first elected in 2020 to serve the people of District 7 in Providence’s Mount Pleasant, Valley, and Elmhurst neighborhoods. He is a member of the House Innovation, Internet and Technology Committee and the House Municipal Government and Housing Committee.

Representative Morales has sponsored laws banning tip theft; prohibiting employers from reporting, or threatening to report, an employee's immigration status for whistle blowing; and banning insurers from charging copayments for COVID-19 treatment and vaccinations. In 2022, his legislative proposal to ensure that all lower-income children, regardless of immigration status, qualify for health insurance under the state’s RIte Track program was incorporated in the state budget. He has cosponsored laws that cap the monthly cost of insulin at $40, reduce plastic shopping bag use, prohibit housing discrimination based on one’s source of income, legalize and regulate recreational cannabis, and prevent workers from being excluded from receiving overtime pay on Sundays and holidays. His legislative efforts include measures to protect the rights of workers, prevent people from experiencing utility shut-offs, encourage multilingual education in public schools, and expand affordable health care, including legislation 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 the youngest Latino ever elected to a state legislature. 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 Employment Placement Manager. He resides in the Mount Pleasant neighborhood.

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