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
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, Business Owners Child Care Centers of Rhode Island,
the Rhode Island Social Work Board, the Hasbro Children’s Hospital Fundraiser
Committee, and Inspiring Minds Board. She is a commissioner on the Rhode Island
Legislative Commission of Child Care, a Court Appointed Special Advocate
volunteer and a mentor for students of the Community College of Rhode Island.
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 Aug. 2, 1952, she resides in Lincoln with her husband, Ronald R. Smith.
She has two sons and a daughter, four grandsons and three granddaughters.