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Representative John J. Lombardi

Member, House Environment and Natural Resources Committee

Member, House Small Business Committee

John J. Lombardi (D) has served the residents of Providence in District 8 since his election in November 2012.

In the 2015 session, the House passed legislation that Representative Lombardi sponsored that directs school superintendents to review and respond to disciplinary data where there is an unequal impact on students based on race, ethnicity, or disability and prohibiting out-of-school suspensions unless the student’s conduct meets certain standards. The House also passed his legislation that established a definition of dyslexia and implemented dyslexia screening efforts. He also sponsored legislation that limited the increases in rates that electric distribution companies may impose without General Assembly approval.

Born on April 30, 1952, he graduated from Mount Pleasant High School in Providence in 1970, and then earned his bachelor’s degree from Rhode Island College in 1975. He earned a master’s degree in education from RIC in 1982 and a law degree from Suffolk University in Boston in 1987.

In addition to his duties as a legislator, Representative Lombardi is employed as an attorney. He served on the Providence City Council for more than 26 years, including one year as acting mayor and eight years as council president. He is the former president of the Federal Hill House and Zuccolo Recreation Center.

Representative Lombardi resides in Providence with his wife, Denise.

48 Grove St.
Providence, RI 02909
(401) 453-3900