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 previously served as the House Majority Leader since February 2010.
In the 2012 session, he sponsored a successful bill amending the Hospital Conversion Act to preserve jobs and assist hospitals facing financial difficulties.
He was a co-sponsor of the comprehensive pension reform legislation enacted in 2011 which reduced the state’s unfunded liability by $3 billion. He had previously served on the Special House Pension Study Commission.
Speaker Mattiello was formerly a member of the House Finance Committee.
He is member of the St. Mary's Feast Society and Oaklawn Grange.
A self-employed attorney, Speaker Mattiello is a 1988 graduate of Suffolk University School of Law and is a member of the Rhode Island Bar Association. Speaker Mattiello also graduated from Boston College in 1985 and La Salle Academy in 1981. He was born on May 16, 1963. He and his wife, Mary Ann, have two sons, Nicholas and Anthony.