Representative Stephen R. Ucci
Senior Deputy Majority Leader
First Vice Chairman, House Committee on Rules
Member, House Committee on Labor
Stephen R. Ucci (D) was first elected to represent the people of Johnston and Cranston in District 42 in November 2004. He was named the Senior Deputy Majority Leader in January 2019. He is the first vice chairman on the House Committee on Rules, a member of the House Committee on Labor, and is the co-chairman of the Special Legislative Commission on Defense Economy Planning.
He was the sponsor of legislation that paves the way for Rhode Island to become an early adopter of 5th generation mobile networks (5G) – the next generation of wireless networks. Legislation he passed in unified regulation of aerial drones in Rhode Island through the Rhode Island Airport Corporation. He was the sponsor of the Rhode Island Identity Theft Protection Act, and of legislation imposing greater standards of accountability and transparency on quasi-public corporations. He was also the 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.
In the 2019 legislative session, legislation he sponsored resulted in new laws licensing pet trainers, allowing the use of third-party building inspectors to eliminate costly construction delays and allowing the Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank to fund projects related to resiliency.
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 is a member of the Federal Aviation Administration’s Drone Advisory Committee 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 the General Counsel at Hypertherm Inc.
He is a Life 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. 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.
12 East Scenic View Drive
Johnston, RI 02919