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D - District 16
Cranston
(401) 400-2276
rep-potter@rilegislature.gov
62 Grove Avenue
Cranston RI 02910

Representative Brandon Potter

Member, House Corporations Committee

Member, House Health and Human Services Committee

Brandon Potter was first elected in 2020 to represent the people of District 16 in Cranston. Representative Potter serves on the House Corporations Committee and the House Health and Human Services Committee.

Representative Potter sponsored legislation enacted in 2022 requiring construction projects worth more than $10 million that receive state tax credits through the Rebuild RI or historic preservation programs to pay their construction workers the prevailing wage. He was the sponsor of legislation, later included in the state budget bill, seeking approval from voters gave in ​2022 for a $250 million investment in school facilities. He sponsored legislation passed in 2022 to increase transparency around affordable housing development. Representative Potter sponsored a law that permanently requires the state to analyze overdose deaths to help identify ways to reduce their prevalence. He was also the sponsor of a law that better enabled the state to respond quickly to outbreaks of bird flu.

He cosponsored laws that prohibited housing discrimination based on source of income, and to authorize a pilot program to prevent drug overdoses through the establishment of harm reduction centers. He also introduced legislation to expand opportunities for community renewable energy production in Rhode Island, and ensure that at least 35 percent of the new capacity is allocated to low- and moderate-income participants. Another bill he sponsored would add a new tax bracket for the richest 1 percent of Rhode Islanders as an equitable means to generate much-needed state revenue.

Born August 6, 1984, he grew up in Cranston and went to Cranston West High School. He is currently studying at Roger Williams University School of Law. He is a graduate of Rhode Island College and also studied at Community College of Rhode Island. He has nearly a decade of experience in the automobile industry.​​​