Representative Nicholas A. Mattiello
Nicholas A. Mattiello was elected as Speaker of the House by his 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.
His focus as Speaker has been on improving the state’s economic climate. The budget passed by the House of Representatives in June 2014 reflected his priorities with the inclusion of a cut in the corporate tax rate, a reduction in the burden of the estate tax, and a major investment in the state’s infrastructure and transportation system.
In the 2014 session, the General Assembly passed his bills creating a felony crime for knowingly disseminating the electronic transmission of indecent materials to minors and impersonating someone through all types of electronic communication. He also sponsored a law establishing a gaming enforcement unit within the Rhode Island State Police and putting additional anti-cheating laws for casino games in the books.
Prior to becoming Speaker, Representative Mattiello led the charge in creating a new Economic Development Planning Council in 2013 in an effort to get Rhode Island’s economy back on track. Before becoming House 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 is a member of the St. Mary's Feast Society and Oaklawn Grange. He is a parishioner at Immaculate Conception Church in Cranston. He previously coached baseball in the Cranston Western Little League and at the Cranston-Johnston Regional Catholic Middle School.
Speaker Mattiello is a life-long Rhode Islander and a Democrat. He and his wife Mary Ann are the parents of two sons, Nicholas, who is a recent graduate of the University of Rhode Island, and Anthony, a junior at Franklin Pierce University in New Hampshire.
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Providence, RI 02903