Representative Alex Marszalkowski
Deputy Majority Leader
Second Vice Chairman, House Committee on Finance
Member, House Committee on Environment and Natural Resources
Member, House Committee on Rules
Rep. Alex D. Marszalkowski (D-Dist. 52, Cumberland) was first elected to the Rhode Island House of Representatives in November 2016. He was chosen as a Deputy Majority Leader in January 2019. He is the second vice chairman of the House Committee on Finance and is the chairman of its Subcommittee on Human Services. He is also a member of the House Committee on Environment and Natural Resources and the House Committee on Rules.
During the 2019 legislative session, Representative Marszalkowski sponsored a bill, signed into law, that amends state law to encourage food donations. He also sponsored legislation which defines any sexual contact by an individual with a position of authority over a person between the ages of 14 and under the age of 18 as third degree sexual assault. Representative Marszalkowski also sponsored legislation which establishes a pilot program to promote the creation of roof solar installations on school property in order to reduce the use of fossil fuels and to generate electricity in school buildings.
In 2018, Representative Marszalkowski sponsored legislation that created an 18-member special legislative study commission to provide recommendations to encourage economic development within the Blackstone Valley. He is the chairman of that commission. He also sponsored a bill that would enhance transparency and accounting of write-in ballots during elections.
During his first year in the General Assembly in 2017, Representative Marszalkowski sponsored a law establishing that membership on the Cumberland Fire District must constitute holding a public office and the elections of the district are governed by state election laws. Another of his successful bills adds requirements that a hospital must provide requested cost estimates of hospital services and facility fees within five calendar days. He also sponsored a new law that transfers the expulsion power of credit union members from the board of directors to the credit union management.
He served as chairman of the Special Legislative Commission to Study Implementation of a Food Recovery Incentive Program, which provided recommendations for the steps necessary to remove barriers and provide incentives to implement and increase food recovery and donations. He was honored by the Rhode Island Hospitality Association with the group’s Hospitality Ambassador of the Year award in 2018 for his leadership with the commission, as well as his legislation that would encourage the donation of food by expanding liability protections for donors.
Rep. Marszalkowski participated in the 2017 Emerging Leaders Program sponsored by the State Legislative Leaders Foundation at the University of Virginia.
Representative Marszalkowski is a partner and the general manager of Adams Farm in Cumberland. He graduated from Mount St. Charles Academy in 2005. He earned a bachelor’s degree in history and psychology from Roger Williams University before graduating from the Roger Williams University School of Law in 2012. Representative Marszalkowski is licensed to practice law in Rhode Island and Massachusetts.
Representative Marszalkowski previously sat on the Cumberland Conservation Commission and the Public Safety Siting Committee. He was born on February 22, 1987.
20 Waumsett Avenue
Cumberland, RI 02864