Rep. Lancia sworn in as General Assembly convenes
STATE HOUSE – Representative Robert Lancia (R-Dist. 16, Cranston) was formally sworn into office on Tuesday, January 6, 2015, as the 2014-2015 session of the Rhode Island General Assembly convened.
Rep. Lancia is one of five new members of the House of Representatives’ Minority Office and one of 15 new members of the House of Representatives who took the oath of office. The oath was administered to all 75 House members by Rhode Island’s newly-inaugurated Secretary of State, Nellie Gorbea.
The House of Representatives began its legislative year with a program of activities that included the re-election of Rep. Nicholas A. Mattiello (D-Dist. 15, Cranston) as the Speaker of the House. Elected Speaker in March 2014, Mattiello began his first two-year term with an address to the House members and other assembled officials and guests.
Rep. Lancia, a disabled veteran, is a former Navy chaplain, retired. He holds an undergraduate degree from Rhode Island College, a Master of Divinity Degree and a Master of Arts in religion and psychology from Andover Newton Theological School and a Doctor of Divinity Degree from United Theological Seminary.
For more information, contact:
Lisa Blais, House Minority Office
State House Room 106
Providence, RI 02903