Rep. Ramon A. Perez (D-Dist. 13, Providence, Johnston) was elected to the Rhode Island House of Representatives in November 2020. He previously served in the House in 2017 and 2018. He is a member of the House Special Legislation Committee, the House Labor Committee, and the House Education Committee.
During the 2022 legislative session, Representative Perez introduced legislation to
prevent the forced sale of real estate owned by persons who owe fire, water, sewer, road or lighting district charges. He also introduced a bill which allows
individuals with concealed carry permits issued by other states to carry upon their person weapons in Rhode Island, provided that the issuing state recognizes and gives reciprocity to RI permit holders. Legislation which would
limit residential rent increases to 10 percent annually was also introduced by Representative Perez.
He was born on November 20, 1971 and he is the owner of New England Taxi. Representative Perez is also a founding member of the Taxi Driver Union in Providence.
Representative Perez was raised in the El Millon section of Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic, where he graduated from high school in 1990. He also studied at Universidad Metropolitana in Puerto Rico from 1993 to 1995. He is also community activist who previously ran for the State Senate seat in District 2 in 2012 and 2014.
Representative Perez resides in Providence with his wife Mayra.