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District 18
East Providence, Pawtucket
(401) 688-0399


Senator Cynthia Mendes

Member, Senate Committee on Commerce 

Member, Senate Committee on Special Legislation & Veterans' Affairs

Cynthia Mendes (D-Dist. 18, East Providence, Pawtucket) was born on June 14, 1980. She has one daughter, Francesca Buono.

Sen. Mendes earned a certificate in Theological Studies, is a Certified Orthodontic Assistant and Dental Radiology Technician, and earned an Associate’s Degree in Social Science. 

She spent much of her career in healthcare as a Clinical Supervisor and Treatment Coordinator in the dental field. She has also worked as Manager of Employee Benefits and Culture at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Rhode Island. She is currently a Project Manager at Renew New England.

Sen. Mendes was elected to the Rhode Island Senate on November 3, 2020. She can be reached via email​ or at (401) 688-0399.