Representative Raymond E. Gallison Jr.
Chair, House Committee on Finance
Co-Chair, Joint Defense Economy Planning Commission
Raymond E. Gallison Jr. (D) represents District 69, Bristol and Portsmouth. He was first elected in November 2000.
The chairman of the House Committee on Finance, he is also the co-chairman of the Joint Defense Economy Planning Commission.
Additionally, he chaired the Commission to Study Construction of a New Veterans' Home, and he also served on the Commission to Study Homeless Veterans in Rhode Island and the Veterans' Advisory Council for Senator Jack Reed. He previously served as chairman of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee.
He sponsored a law enacted in 2012 that prohibits lenders from foreclosing on the home of any military member when they are called to active duty and for nine months following their return. He has also sponsored numerous successful bills concerning preventing, identifying and handling concussions among student athletes, most recently one in 2014 requiring concussion training for school nurses.
An assistant director of AEP and a self-employed attorney, Representative Gallison is a member of the Massachusetts and Bristol County Bar Associations.
A 1970 graduate of La Salle Academy in Providence, he received his bachelor of arts degree from Rhode Island College in 1974 and his law degree in 1989 from University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. Representative Gallison was also a fellow at George Washington University’s Elliot School of International Affairs.
Representative Gallison, who was born on March 23, 1952, lives in Bristol with his wife Diane. They have two sons, Timothy and Nathan.
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