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Senator Donna M. Nesselbush


Secretary, Senate Committee on Housing & Municipal Government

Member, Senate Committee on Health & Human Services


Senator Donna M. Nesselbush (Democrat - District 15, Pawtucket, North Providence) was born on August 9, 1962. She earned her B.S. from Brown University and her J.D. from Suffolk University and is currently a practicing attorney with the Law Firm of Marasco & Nesselbush, L.L.P.

Senator Nesselbush is multilingual, fluent in Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese. She is a Founding Partner of the Law Firm Marasco & Nesselbush; Chair of the RI Bar Association’s Social Security Disability Committee; Member of the American and Rhode Island Associations for Justice; Chief Judge of the Pawtucket Municipal Court; Vice-President of the Municipal Court Judges’ Association; Former Executive Director of the RI Coalition Against Domestic Violence; Past President Progreso Latino; and a Former Board Member of the American Civil Liberties Union.

Senator Nesselbush has been honored for her work with numerous awards, including the Appreciation Award from Crossroads Rhode Island; the Appreciation Award from theRhode Island Coalition for the Homeless; the Leo J. Wyman Award from Suffolk Unversity; and the Sarah Doyle Prize from Brown University.

First elected to the Rhode Island Senate on November 2, 2010, Senator Nesselbush can be reached at (401) 276-5568.