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Senator Dennis L. Algiere

Senator Dennis L. Algiere

Senate Minority Leader

Ex-Officio Member of all Senate Committees


Senate Minority Leader Dennis L. Algiere was born on July 30, 1960. He represents District 38, which covers Westerly and parts of Charlestown and South Kingstown. He is a Westerly native who graduated from Westerly High School and works as executive vice-president for The Washington Trust Company.

Algiere began his political career in 1990, when he was elected to the Westerly Town Council. He was elected Senator on November 3, 1992 and appointed Senate Deputy Minority Leader in 1995. In 1997, the Republican caucus elected him Minority Leader. In that capacity, he is an ex-officio member of all Senate committees.

The Minority Leader is heavily involved in his community. He serves on a number of boards and committees, including the board of directors of Salve Regina University.

He is chairman of the Westerly Library and Wilcox Park capital campaign and building committee. He also served as chairman of the Westerly Police Department building committee, and served on the board of The Westerly Hospital, on the President’s Advisory Council on the Arts at the John F. Kennedy Center and on the Consumer Advisory Council of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors.

Algiere graduated from Westerly High School in 1978, earned a B.A. from Providence College in 1982, a M.S. degree from Northeastern University and J.D. from the University of Massachusetts School of Law.

He can be reached at (401) 222-2708.