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Representative Susan R. Donovan

Representative Susan R. Donovan

Member, House Committee on Environment and Natural Resources

Member, House Committee on Health, Education and Welfare


Susan Donovan (D) represents District 69 in Bristol since being elected in November 2016. She is a member of the House Committee on Health, Education and Welfare as well as the House Committee on Environment and Natural Resources. In her first year in office, she sponsored or co-sponsored many environmental measures and bills to improve the lives of children and families, including a new law to help ensure effectiveness of Child Opportunity Zones and another that bans conversion therapy for minors.

Representative Donovan is a retired public school teacher and, in 2008, she was named Bristol Warren Teacher of the Year. She is Chair and a founding member of the East Bay of Rhode Island Habitat for Humanity Chapter and Vice President of the environmental organization Save Bristol Harbor which fought the transport of LNG through Narragansett Bay. She was the recording secretary of the Bristol Democratic Town Committee and is a member of the Bristol Rotary Club. In addition to her other activities, Representative Donovan serves as a choir and Vestry member of St. Michael’s Church in Bristol.

Representative Donovan earned a B.S. in Health and Physical Education as well as a Master’s Degree in School Administration from Rhode Island College. She lives in Bristol with her husband, Glenn. They have three adult children: Colleen, Cara and Glenn, who resides in Bristol with his wife, Erin, and their three children.

CONTACT INFORMATION:
2 Rego Avenue
Bristol, RI 02809
401-253-7837