Representative Mary Ann Shallcross Smith (D) was elected in November 2020 to the seat in House District 46 in Lincoln and Pawtucket. She previously served the House district in 2009-2010. She is a member of the House Corporations Committee, the House Education Committee and the House State Government and Elections Committee.
A strong advocate for small businesses, she sponsored successful legislation in 2021 that gives all businesses the flexibility to file annual reports with the Secretary of State between February 1 and May 1 each year.
The owner of Dr. Day Care Inc., Representative Shallcross Smith previously served on the Lincoln School Committee. She is a member of the Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce and a commissioner on the Rhode Island Legislative Commission of Child Care.
A 1970 graduate of Lincoln High School, she received an associate's degree in early childhood education and human services in 1982. She received a bachelor's degree in human services from the University of Rhode Island in 1985, master's degree in counseling from Rhode Island College in 1989, and a doctorate in youth studies/leadership from Nova Southeastern University in Florida in 1995.
Born August 2, 1952, she resides in Lincoln with her
husband, Ronald R. Smith. She has two sons and a daughter, four grandsons and