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Representative Katherine S. Kazarian

Member, House Committee on Corporations

Member, House Committee on Rules

Member, House Committee on Environment and Natural Resources


Katherine S. Kazarian (D) has served the residents of East Providence in District 63 since first being elected in November 2012. She serves as a member of the House Committee on Corporations, the House Committee on Rules, and the House Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

During the 2017 legislative session, Representative Kazarian sponsored legislation that would provide full-year insurance coverage for all forms of FDA-approved contraceptives and a bill that requires all school districts to designate an athletic trainer to be available for high school athletic practices and games in order to combat youth concussions.

Representative Kazarian sponsored legislation during the 2016 legislative session that became law which requires the inclusion of instruction on Holocaust and genocide studies in the curriculum for all middle and high school students. The House also passed legislation sponsored by Representative Kazarian that creates a process for the Department of Education collection and organization of information concerning the workload and scope of the duties and responsibility performed by school social workers.

She was born on June 25, 1990, and graduated from St. Mary Academy Bay View in East Providence in 2008. She received a bachelor’s degree in urban studies and economics from Columbia University’s Barnard College in New York in 2012.

A lifelong resident of East Providence, she has served as a Sunday School assistant and a coach for children with disabilities. She is a sales development representative for Upserve, a tech company in Providence.

CONTACT INFORMATION:
82 Smith Street
Providence, RI 02903
(401) 438-1718