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Senator James C. Sheehan


Vice Chairman, Senate Committee on Rules, Government Ethics & Oversight

Secretary, Senate Committee on Health & Human Services

Member, Senate Committee on Education


Senator James C. Sheehan (Democrat - District 36, Narragansett, North Kingstown) was born on January 27, 1966. He is married to Meredith and they have two children, Colin and Liam.

Senator Sheehan, a teacher for the Warwick School Department, graduated from North Kingstown High School in 1984, the University of Rhode Island in 1988 with a B.A., and Catholic University in 1992 with a M.A., and received his Teacher’s Certificate from Rhode Island College in 1985.

Senator Sheehan is a member of the North Kingstown Boosters; Smith Castle Historical Association; Co-Chair of the William H. Sheehan Scholarship Fund; Save the Bay; Knights of Columbus; Narrow River Preservation Association; and the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick.

In addition, Senator Sheehan serves on the Quonset Davisville Management Corporation; the State House Security Commission; the North Kingstown Democratic Town Committee; and the Narragansett Democratic Town Committee. He was elected Senator in 2000.

Senator Sheehan can be reached at (401) 885-1988.