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Senator Melissa Murray


Vice Chairwoman, Senate Committee on Special Legislation & Veterans' Affairs

Member, Senate Committee on Finance 

Member, Permanent Joint Committee on State Lottery


Senator Melissa Murray is a Democrat representing Senate District 24, which includes parts of Woonsocket and North Smithfield. She was born October 3rd, 1974. 

She has an A.A.S. in Criminal Justice with a focus in Forensic Science. A self-taught artist and owner of a small, Woonsocket-based business, she also works in a corporate retail setting.

Senator Murray is deeply involved in her community. She serves on numerous boards and committees including serving as Chair of the Downtown Woonsocket Collaborative; a member of the Woonsocket Main Street Holiday Stroll Committee; and as Vice Chair of the Woonsocket Democratic City Committee.

The first openly LGBTQ+ elected official in Woonsocket, Senator Murray served two terms on the Woonsocket City Council, being top vote getter in the 2016 election. She was elected to the Rhode Island Senate on November 4, 2018.​