Rep. David Place (R-Dist. 47, Burrillville, Glocester) was first elected to
the House of Representatives in November 2018. He is a member of the House
Judiciary Committee, the House Innovation, Internet and Technology Committee,
the House Oversight Committee, the House Rules Committee and the House Veterans’
Affairs Committee. A Deputy Minority Leader, he also serves on the Special
Legislative Commission on Defense Economy Planning.
Representative Place is a retired U.S. Army staff sergeant who served as a
tank commander on an M1A1 Abrams. He served in the Army from August 1996 to
October 2006. He was deployed to Iraq as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom II and
was decorated for leadership and heroism while in combat.
Upon returning home, Representative Place graduated from Rhode Island College
in 2010 with a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting. He is employed by
American Tool Company, a family-owned Rhode Island business.
Representative Place served on the Burrillville Town Council from 2010 to
2018 and also was a member of the Harrisville Fire District Operations Committee
from 2015 to 2018.
Born on October 20, 1979, he is married to Erin (Todisco) Place and they are
the parents of a daughter, Michelle.