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Senator John Burke


Secretary, Senate Committee on Labor 

Member, Senate Committee on Judiciary


John Burke (D-Dist. 9, West Warwick) is a lifelong resident of West Warwick. He has one daughter, Billie Burke, and a dog, Marley. 

A graduate of Bishop Hendricken High School, he went on to study Computer Science at the Community College of Rhode Island. Upon graduation, he began working in the information technology field, first at Puritan Life Insurance as a computer operator. 

He retired from the University of Rhode Island in 2019, having been employed in various information technology positions at the University for nearly thirty years.

Sen. Burke is a former member of Council 94 PTAA, a former WWBL coach, a former West Warwick Girls softball coach, a former treasurer of the West Warwick Sunday Morning Slow Pitch League, and has served as Grand Knight of Gibson Council 181 of West Warwick. He is currently a member of West Warwick’s Frontenac Club.

He was elected to the Rhode Island Senate on November 3, 2020. He can be reached via email​ or at (401) 374-4721.