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Representative Gregory J. Costantino

Deputy Majority Leader

Member, House Committee on Small Business


Gregory J. Costantino (D) was first elected to represent District 44 – serving the people of Lincoln, Smithfield and Johnston – in November 2012. He is a Deputy Majority Leader and serves on the House Committee on Small Business.

Concerned with the state’s deteriorating infrastructure and roadways, Representative Costantino introduced legislation in 2016 that directs the Department of Transportation to set up a pothole report hotline. He also submitted legislation prohibiting commercial motor trucks or tractors with a gross weight exceeding four tons from traveling on Smith Avenue in the town of Smithfield.

Since the beginning of his tenure, Representative Costantino has supported a wide range of legislation aimed at increasing government efficiency and boosting commerce. This includes 2014 legislation to impose higher standards of accountability and transparency on quasi-public corporations.

During his time in the House, Representative Costantino has shown a particular concern for veterans and public safety officials. In 2015, he sponsored legislation that increases the tax exemption for war veterans in the town of Smithfield from $4,000 to $10,000. In that same session, he co-sponsored a bill that prohibits employers from firing an employee who failed to report to work when responding to an emergency while serving as a volunteer firefighter

Representative Costantino was born on Aug. 11, 1960. He graduated from La Salle Academy in 1978 and attended Providence College. In addition to his duties as a Representative, he is the vice president of operations for Venda Ravioli in Providence.

Married to Lisa (Ronci), they are the parents of three children, Sofia, Camille and Gregory, and live in Lincoln.

CONTACT INFORMATION:
21 Greenwood Lane
Lincoln, RI 02865
(401) 426-0284