Rep. Azzinaro named Rules chair, Veterans' vice chair
STATE HOUSE – Rep. Samuel A. Azzinaro (D-Dist. 37, Westerly) has been named the Chairman of the House Committee on Rules for the remainder of the 2014 legislative session.
The appointment was announced this week by Speaker of the House Nicholas A. Mattiello.
In addition to chairing Rules, Representative Azzinaro will continue to serve as Vice Chairman of the House Committee on Health, Education and Welfare and will be the Vice Chairman of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs. He will continue as a Deputy Majority Leader of the House of Representatives, a position he has held since January, 2013.
The House Committee on Rules considers all matters relating to the rules of the House and its operation.
As a Deputy Majority Leader, Representative Azzinaro will continue to work closely with the Senior Deputy Majority Leader and the Majority Leader to ensure that party members are properly informed on measures and votes coming before the body.
Prior to his election to the House in November, 2008, Representative Azzinaro served for 12 years on the Westerly Town Council, including four years as its president.
For more information, contact:
Randall T. Szyba, Publicist
State House Room 20
Providence, RI 02903