Representative Nicholas A. Mattiello
Nicholas A. Mattiello (D) was elected as Speaker of the House by his House colleagues on March 25, 2014. First elected in November 2006 to Represent District 15 in Cranston, he served as the House Majority Leader from February 2010 until becoming Speaker.
He was a co-sponsor of the comprehensive pension reform legislation enacted in 2011. He had previously served on the Special House Pension Study Commission. He was also a sponsor of the same-sex marriage legislation which became law in 2013. Before becoming Majority Leader, he was a member of the House Finance Committee.
He is a 1981 graduate of La Salle Academy, a 1985 graduate of Boston College with a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting, and a 1988 graduate of Suffolk University School of Law, and is a member of the Rhode Island Bar Association. He is a self-employed attorney with an office in Cranston.
Speaker Mattiello, 51, was born on May 16, 1963. He is a life-long Rhode Islander and has lived in Cranston since he was 5 years old.
He has been married to Mary Ann (Montecalvo) since June 1985. They have two sons, Nicholas, who is a senior majoring in engineering at the University of Rhode Island, and Anthony, a sophomore majoring in health sciences at the Franklin Pierce University in New Hampshire.
Speaker Mattiello is a member of the St. Mary's Feast Society and Oaklawn Grange and is a parishioner at Immaculate Conception Church, all of Cranston. He previously coached baseball in the Cranston Western Little League and at the Cranston-Johnston Regional Catholic Middle School.