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Senator Michael J. McCaffrey

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Senate Majority Leader

Ex-Officio Member of All Senate Committees

 

Senator Michael J. McCaffrey (Democrat - District 29, Warwick) was born on December 18, 1963. He is married to Deirdre and has four children, Michael, Cailin, Brenna, and Deirdre.

A 1981 graduate of Bishop Hendrick High School, Senator McCaffrey went on to earn a B.S. from Providence College in 1985 and a J.D. from Suffolk University Law School in 1989.

A practicing attorney, Senator McCaffrey is a member of both the Rhode Island and the District of Columbia Bar Associations and has previously served as a Grand Knight for the Warwick Knights of Columbus.

Senator McCaffrey was first elected to the Rhode Island Senate in 1994. He served as chairman of the Senate Committee on Judiciary from 2003-2017 when elected Majority Leader.

 

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