Representative Julie A. Casimiro
Deputy Majority Leader
First Vice Chair, House Committee on Oversight
Member, House Small Business Committee
Member, House Judiciary Committee
Member, House Rules Committee
Member, House Veterans' Affairs Committee
Rep. Julie Casimiro (D-Dist. 31, North Kingstown, Exeter) was first elected to the House of Representatives in November 2016. She was named a Deputy Majority Leader in January 2019. Representative Casimiro is the first vice chair of the House Committee on Oversight and chairs that committee’s Children and Families Subcommittee. She is also a member of the House Judiciary Committee, the House Rules Committee, the House Small Business Committee and the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee.
In 2020, she sponsored legislation which would direct every superintendent of schools to create an annual report on the progress and status of academic achievement of foster care youth. She also sponsored a bill which would provide $2 million to support comprehensive and effective afterschool, summer learning and workforce development programs for students in grades K-12. A bill which designates physical, occupational, speech, and music therapies and behavioral health services as essential special services to be provided to students with disabilities during times of a declared emergency was also sponsored by Representative Casimiro.
During the 2019 legislative session, Representative Casimiro sponsored a bill that supports the creation of a family caregiver support association by the Division of Elderly Affairs, which was signed into law by the governor. She also sponsored legislation that tracks academic performance of foster care youth in Rhode Island. She also reintroduced a bill that would require utility and cable companies to provide bill credits to customers after service is interrupted for 168 hours within a 30 day period.
Due to legislation she previously sponsored, thousands of Rhode Islanders in 2018 saw their unclaimed money and property returned to them automatically through the General Treasurer’s office. In 2020, she was honored by General Treasurer Seth Magaziner with his office’s Distinguished Service Award for championing the unclaimed property program.
Representative Casimiro was presented an Afterschool Champion Award by the Rhode Island Afterschool Network, an initiative of the United Way, in 2018. The group honored her as an advocate for keeping children safe, providing them with increased access to high quality learning opportunities, and helping working families.
Representative Casimiro is a former marketing executive and fund development professional and has served on boards and committees for many non-profit organizations. She graduated from Cranston High School West and received her bachelor’s degree in marketing from Providence College in 1984.
Representative Casimiro, who was born on June 21, 1962, is married to Richard Casimiro and they reside in North Kingstown.
329 Wickham Road
North Kingstown, RI 02852