Representative Charlene Lima
Deputy Majority Leader
Member, House Judiciary Committee
Member, House Committee on Municipal Government
Charlene Lima (D) represents District 14 in Cranston. First
elected in November 1992, Rep. Lima is a Deputy Majority Leader and a member of both the House Judiciary and House Municipal Government Committees.
In 2012, she co-sponsored a bill signed into law which requires
a background check for people seeking to participate in mentoring programs.
Rep. Lima has a long history of public service. She served on
the Attorney General’s Juvenile Justice Task Force, the Secretary of the State
Panel for Election Law Reform, and the Providence/Cranston 13th District
A retired educator, Rep. Lima taught for the Providence School
Department and was also a member of the American Federation of Teachers and the
Providence Teacher’s Union.
Rep. Lima has also been involved with the Rhode Island Society
to Prevent Blindness and the Women’s Auxiliary of the St. Mary’s Feast Society.
Rep. Lima earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University
of Rhode Island in 1975. She graduated from Classical High School in Providence
in1971. Rep. Lima was born on August 18, 1953. She is married to Frank
455 Laurel Hill Avenue
Cranston, RI 02920