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Representative Rebecca Kislak

Member, House Committee on Municipal Government

Representative Rebecca Kislak (D) was elected to represent District 4 in Providence in November 2018. She is a member of the House Committee on Municipal Government.
In her first year in the House, she introduced legislation to overhaul Rhode Island’s system for public campaign financing to better enable ordinary citizens to run and to shift power toward the general electorate. She also cosponsored legislation proposed to repeal the state’s paternity law and replace it with a more comprehensive parentage act that provides procedures establishing parentage, genetic testing, surrogacy agreements and assisted reproduction.
Representative Kislak is an attorney with years of experience in social services and health care policy. She has worked at Legal Services offices in Worcester, Massachusetts and Providence, Rhode Island. She has used her legal skills to advocate for families at Hasbro Children’s Hospital through Rhode Island’s Medical-Legal Partnership at Rhode Island Legal Services. She also served as Policy Director and Counsel at the Rhode Island Health Center Association. Today, she is the President of Kislak Consulting. She also teaches health policy classes as an adjunct professor at Rhode Island College. Representative Kislak is an active community member. She is the immediate past president of the Rhode Island chapter of the National Organization for Women (RI-NOW) and a member of Temple Emanu-El in Providence.
Born March 7, 1972, she earned a bachelor’s degree from Brown University in 1995, and graduated from Georgetown University Law Center in 2000. She and her spouse, Dr. Joanna Brown, are the parents of two children, Ezra and Simon.

CONTACT INFORMATION:
P.O. Box 41551
Providence, RI 02940
(401) 400-2338