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Representative Christopher R. Blazejewski

Deputy Majority Whip

Member, House Committee on Rules

Member, House Committee on Labor


Christopher R. Blazejewski (D) was first elected in November 2010 and represents District 2 in Providence. He serves as a member of the House Committee on Labor and the House Committee on Rules. He was elected by his Democratic colleagues to serve as the House Deputy Majority Whip in May 2015.

In 2012, he was the sponsor of the first-in-the-nation Homeless Bill of Rights to be enacted into law. He was also the sponsor of the successful bill requiring “Super PACs” to disclose their major donors. In 2013, the Assembly enacted his Innovate RI Small Business program to assist Rhode Island small businesses in applying for and matching federal funds targeting research and innovation.

In 2015, the Assembly enacted his Stay Invested in RI program to promote economic development by attracting and retaining graduates in the fields of science, technology, engineering, design, and medicine and providing up to four years of student loan debt relief for those who choose to work in Rhode Island.

In 2016, the Assembly enacted his legislation creating a new fund aimed at preventing domestic violence in Rhode Island, and expanding the crime victims’ compensation fund to assist victims of domestic violence and their children and families.

He graduated from Harvard University in 2002 and received his juris doctorate from Harvard Law in 2005. An attorney, he works for Sherin and Lodgen LLP. He is licensed to practice law in Rhode Island and Massachusetts and is a member of the Rhode Island Bar Association.

Representative Blazejewski was born on Dec. 3, 1979. A lifelong Rhode Islander, he resides in Providence with his wife, Ami Gada, their daughter, Aria, and their son, Liam.

 

CONTACT INFORMATION:
1 Thayer St
Providence, RI 02906
(401) 484-8814