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Representative Robert D. Phillips

Secretary, House Small Business Committee

Member, House Corporations Committee


Robert D. Phillips (D) represents District 51 in Woonsocket and Cumberland. He was first elected as Representative on November 2, 2010. He is the secretary of the House Small Business Committee and is a member of the House Corporations Committee.
Rep. Phillips co-sponsored legislation in 2012, enacted into law, which prohibits retailers of essential commodities from engaging in price gouging during a market emergency.
Rep. Phillips is the former chairman of the Autumnfest Steering Committee and the Milk Fund. He is member of the St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital’s Woonsocket Committee, and is the past president of the Woonsocket Jaycees. Rep. Phillips previously served on the Tax Assessors Board of Review.
An employee at a financial institution, Rep. Phillips earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Rhode Island in 2005.
Rep. Phillips was born on May 29, 1956. He is married to Nancy and they are the parents of twin sons Matthew and Timothy and they have two grandchildren, Devin and Skylar.


325 Dunlap St.
Woonsocket, RI 02895
(401) 762-2010