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Representative Stephen R. Ucci

Member, House Committee on Labor

Member, House Committee on Rules


Stephen R. Ucci (D) was first elected to represent the people of Johnston and Cranston in District 42 in November 2004. He is a member of both the House Committee on Labor and the House Committee on Rules.

In 2017, Representative Ucci sponsored a new law to pave the way for Rhode Island to become an early adopter of 5th generation mobile networks (5G) – the next generation of wireless networks. Legislation he sponsored in 2016 unified regulation of aerial drones in Rhode Island through the Rhode Island Airport Corporation. He was the sponsor of the 2015 Rhode Island Identity Theft Protection Act, and in 2014, his bill imposing greater standards of accountability and transparency on quasi-public corporations became law. He was also the primary sponsor of a 2013 bill to establish the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation, which was created to provide an effective tool for policymakers to explore solutions to Rhode Island’s economic landscape in the post-recession period.

He was the co-chairman of the Special Commission on Reapportionment, which oversaw the drawing of new district lines to reflect population changes in 2012. He has served on the Defense Economy Planning Commission and is a member of the Federal Aviation Administration’s Drone Advisory Committee Subcommittee on Preemption as well as the National Conference of State Legislatures Cybersecurity Task Force.

Representative Ucci graduated from La Salle Academy in 1989 and Providence College in 1993. He received his juris doctorate from New England School of Law in 1996. He is Counsel at Locke Lord LLP in Providence.

He has been a member of Johnston Hose Co. 3, the Rhode Island Audubon Society, the South Eastern New England New England Defense Industry Alliance, the Johnston Lions Club, the Providence College President’s Council and was on the Board for Bryant University’s World Trade Day 2016. He also served on the Johnston Zoning Board and as Chairman of the Johnston Charter Review Commission.

Representative Ucci was born on Nov. 6, 1971. He lives in Johnston with his wife, Dina, and their daughter, Gianna.

CONTACT INFORMATION:
12 East Scenic View Drive
Johnston, RI 02919
401-934-2121