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Representative Jeremiah T. O'Grady

Member, House Corporations Committee

Secretary, House Environment and Natural Resources Committee

Member, House Judiciary Committee


Jeremiah T. O’Grady (D) represents District 46 in Lincoln and Pawtucket. He was first elected in November 2010. Rep. O’Grady is a member of the House Corporations and Judiciary Committees, and is secretary of the House Environment and Natural Resources Committee.

He previously served on the Lincoln Town Council as vice president from 2005 to 2007 and president from 2007 to 2009. He was also Town Moderator in 2010 and also served on the town Budget Board.

In 2015, he led the Special Legislative Commission to Study and Assess Rhode Island’s “Fair Funding Formula,” which studied the state’s education aid formula as it impacts public school districts and charter schools. Another bill he sponsored created the Made In Rhode Island Manufacturing Collaborative to promote the marketing and sustainability of Rhode Island products. In 2012, he sponsored legislation which was enacted as part of the budget to restore nearly $10 million in previous cuts to the developmentally disabled community.

Rep. O’Grady is a Real Estate Project Manager for the Olneyville Housing Corporation. He is the past director of Benchmark Human Resources. He is a volunteer coach for the North Stars Special Olympics team.

Rep. O’Grady earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Vermont in 1997 and a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Rhode Island in 2009. He was born on June 30, 1970. He is married to Elizabeth (Crohan) and they have two children, Anna and Declan.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

36 Lakeview Road,

Lincoln, RI 02865

(401) 222-2466