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Representative Stephen M. Casey

Deputy Majority Leader

Second Vice-Chairman, House Committee on Labor

Member, House Committee on Veterans' Affairs

Member, House Committee on Corporations


Stephen M. Casey (D) has served the residents of Woonsocket in District 50 since first being elected in November 2012. He was named a Deputy Majority Leader in April 2014. He serves as the second vice-chairman of the House Committee on Labor and is a member of the House Committee on Corporations and the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs.

In 2016, Representative Casey introduced legislation to make several updates to the state fire code and its reference to the term and adoption of portions of the national fire codes. He also submitted legislation authorizing the Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals to certify recovery housing facilities.

Representative Casey has been at the forefront of legislation aiming to improve the City of Woonsocket and the economic landscape of the state.

Several items benefitting the people of Woonsocket were included in the 2015 state budget, including appropriations for the maintenance of World War II Memorial Park, development of the Stadium Theatre, improvements to the athletic facilities of Woonsocket High School, and funding for the music programs at Woonsocket high and middle schools.

During the 2014 session, Representative Casey sponsored enabling legislation that created a homestead tax exemption for elderly residents of Woonsocket. He also introduced a bill to allow city and town councilors to serve on their municipality’s budget commission.

In 2013, the governor signed Representative Casey’s bill directing the Board of Education to hold a hearing on whether to withhold state aid from a school district if it fails to meet district accounting compliance rules.

Representative Casey was born on Sept. 12, 1968. He attended Melrose High School in Massachusetts before receiving a bachelor’s degree in communications from Boston College in 1990.

In addition to his duties as a legislator, Representative Casey is a firefighter in the City of Woonsocket. He serves as the secretary of the Paul Deziel Memorial Scholarship Fund and is a member of the Rhode Island Freemasons, Rhode Island Shriners and Woonsocket Firefighters Union Local 732. He is also an Eagle Scout from Troop 725 of Wakefield, Mass.

He has assisted in endeavors such as the Woonsocket 125th Anniversary Celebration in 2013, Autumnfest, the Milk Fund and the World War II Honor Flight.

Representative Casey resides in Woonsocket with his wife, Debra (Deziel-Hunt) Casey.

CONTACT INFORMATION:
625 Park Avenue
Woonsocket, RI 02895
(508) 942-0484