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The government of the state of Rhode Island is prescribed from a multitude of sources; the main sources are the Rhode Island Constitution, the General Laws, and executive orders. The governmental structure is modeled on the Government of the United States in having three branches: executive, legislative, and judicial.

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Rhode Island is located in the Southern region of the USA with Atlanta as its capital.   Daniel McKee (D) is Governor.

The Rhode Island legislature has 38 Senate members and 75 House members.

OfficeNamePartyAssumed officeNext electionTerm limitedMaximum term length
GovernorDan McKeeDemocraticMarch 2, 20212022NoTwo consecutive terms
Lieutenant GovernorSabina MatosDemocraticApril 14, 20212022NoTwo consecutive terms
Secretary of StateNellie GorbeaDemocraticJanuary 6, 20152022YesTwo consecutive terms
Attorney GeneralPeter NeronhaDemocraticJanuary 1, 20192022NoTwo consecutive terms
General TreasurerSeth MagazinerDemocraticJanuary 6, 20152022YesTwo consecutive terms

Daniel McKee

Daniel McKee 1Current Position: Governor
Affiliation: Democrat
Candidate: 2022 Governor
Former Position(s): Lt. Governor from 2015 – 2021; Mayor from 2007 – 2015

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I’m proud to share that RI is the 1st state to have all colleges and universities require #COVID19 vaccinations for students returning to campus this fall. Thank you to our institutions for taking proactive steps to keep our communities safe. #Vaccinate401@higheredri @RIHEALTH

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US Senators

Jack Reed

Jack Reed 2Current Position: US Senator since 1997
Affiliation: Democrat
Former Position(s): US Representative from 1991 – 1997; State Senator from 1985 – 1991

Other Positions:  
Chair, Committee on Armed Services

Featured Quote: 
The right to vote is a cornerstone of our democracy. We must protect #votingrights & stop partisan gerrymandering. I support the #ForThePeople Act to protect voting access for all Americans, regardless of party or where they’re from.

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Sheldon Whitehouse

Sheldon Whitehouse 2Current Position: US Senator since 2007
Affiliation: Democrat
Former Position(s): Attorney General from 1999 – 2003

Other Positions:  
Chair, United States Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control

Featured Quote: 
Gives the lie to their nominal support for a carbon pollution fee, too. What’s the diff between pricing CO2 emissions and pricing methane leakage? Why one and not the other? Truth is, they want none of it, just to pollute for free.

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US House Members

David Cicilline

David Cicilline 2Current Position: US Representative for RI House District 2 since 2011
Affiliation: Democrat
Former Position(s): Mayor Providence from 2003 – 2011; State Delegate from 1995 – 2003

Featured Quote: 
So proud of @SpeakerPelosi for blocking two of Congress’s most prolific spreaders of the big lie from serving on the January 6th Committee. In order to get to the bottom of what happened, we need serious members on this committee – not those who live in an alternate reality.

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Jim Langevin

Jim Langevin 2Current Position: US Representative for RI House District 2 since 2001
Affiliation: Democrat

Other Positions:  
Chair, Subcommittee on Intelligence, Emerging Threats and Capabilities – Committee on Armed Services

Featured Quote: 
When it comes to our recovery from #COVID19, it’s more dangerous to do too little than too much. We have heard the calls from Americans, & with the #AmericanRescuePlan we are going big. From $1,400 payments for more people to $2B+ in aid for #RI, this will help! Pinned Tweet

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