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D - District 36
Charlestown, Sout​h​​ Kingstown, New Shoreham, W​ester​​ly​​
(401) 480-8237​​​​
82 Hillside Drive
Charlestown, RI 02813

Representative Tina Spears

Member, House Environment and Natural Resources Committee

Member, House Municipal Government and Housing Committee

Rep. Tina Spears was elected Nov. 8, 202​2 to represent District 36 in Charlestown, South Kingstown, Westerly and New Shoreham. She is a member of the House Environment and Natural Resources Committee and the House Municipal Government and Housing Committee.

Representative Spears is the Executive Di​rector of the Community Provider Network of Rhode Island, which represents providers who support people with disabilities. She has long been an ardent advocate for families of children with ​​disabilities, having learned from her own experience as the parent of a child with significant health challenges. Prior to her elect​ion, she was a frequent presence at the State House, testifying in support of programs that help Rhode Islanders, such as the Temporary Caregiver Insurance program that was enacted in 2013 to provide paid leave for those who must leave work to provide care for an ill family member.

A resident of Charlestown for almost 30 years, she met her husband Forrest Cochise Spears Jr. when they were both students in Chariho Tech's agriculture program. She was the first in her family to go to college, earning both a bachelor's and master's degree in public administration from the University of Rhode Island. She and her husband are the parents of sons River and Ahanu.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​