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Monday, December 31, 2012

Senator-elect Cathie Cool Rumsey among 24 new legislators to be sworn in

2013-2014 General Assembly session opens January 1
Cathie Rumsey will be sworn in as a new
Senator and will represent the northern half
of Charlestown
Editor's note: in addition to Cathie Rumsey, one of Charlestown's Town Solicitor's, Bob Craven, will be sworn in as the new State Representative for House District 32 (North Kingstown)

STATE HOUSE – The 2013-2014 session of the Rhode Island General Assembly is scheduled to begin on Tuesday, January 1, when the 75 members of the House of Representatives and the 38 members of the Senate are sworn into office. The membership includes 16 new Representatives and eight new Senators.

The opening-day session of both the Senate and the House of Representatives will begin at 2 p.m. Rhode Island Secretary of State A. Ralph Mollis will deliver the oath of office in separate ceremonies in the two legislative chambers.

As part of the opening day proceedings in the House, Rep. Gordon D. Fox (D-Dist. 4, Providence) is expected to be re-elected for another term as Speaker of the House. He will address House members following the vote.

The Senate, as part of its opening day activities, is expected to re-elect Sen. M. Teresa Paiva Weed (D-Dist. 13, Newport, Jamestown) as President of the Senate for the new session. Following that formal vote, she will address Senate members.

As with all General Assembly session, the media and public are invited to attend.

The opening day session in both the Senate and House will be broadcast by Capitol TV (Channel 34 for Cox Communications and Full Channel, Channel 15 for Verizon).

The House of Representatives, with its 16 new members, will be comprised of 69 Democrats and six Republicans. The Senate, with its eight new members, will be made up of 32 Democrats, five Republicans and one independent.

Following is a list of the individuals who will be inaugurated into their first term in their respective chamber:
            Representative-elect Marvin L. Abney (D-Dist. 73, Middletown, Newport)
            Representative-elect Mia A. Ackerman (D-Dist. 45, Cumberland, Lincoln)
            Representative-elect Joseph S. Almeida (D-Dist. 12, Providence)
            Representative-elect Gregg Amore (D-Dist. 65, East Providence)
            Representative-elect Dennis M. Canario (D-Dist. 71, Little Compton, Portsmouth, Tiverton)
            Representative-elect Stephen M. Casey (D-Dist. 50, Woonsocket)
            Representative-elect Gregory J. Costantino (D-dist. 44, Johnston, Lincoln, Smithfield)
            Representative-elect Robert E. Craven Sr. (D-Dist. 32, North Kingstown)
            Representative-elect Linda Finn (D-Dist. 72, Middletown, Newport, Portsmouth)
            Representative-elect Antonio Giarrusso (R-Dist. 30, East Greenwich, West Greenwich)
            Representative-elect Katherine S. Kazarian (D-Dist. 63, East Providence, Pawtucket)
            Representative-elect John Joseph Lombardi (D-Dist. 8, Providence)
            Representative-elect Kenneth A. Marshall (D-Dist. 68, Bristol, Warren)
            Representative-elect William W. O’Brien (D-Dist. 54, North Providence)
            Representative-elect Thomas A. Palangio (D-Dist. 3, Providence)
            Representative-elect K. Joseph Shekarchi (D-Dist. 23, Warwick)
            Senator-elect Stephen R. Archambault (D-Dist. 22, Smithfield, North Smithfield)
            Senator-elect William J. Conley Jr. (D-Dist. 18, East Providence)
       Senator-elect Catherine Cool Rumsey (D-Dist. 34, Charlestown, Exeter, Hopkinton, Richmond, West Greenwich)
            Senator-elect Gayle L. Goldin (D-Dist. 3, Providence)
            Senator-elect Frank S. Lombardi (D-Dist. 26, Cranston)
            Senator-elect Ryan William Pearson (D-Dist. 19, Cumberland, Lincoln)
       Senator-elect Leonidas P. Raptakis (D-Dist. 33, Coventry, East Greenwich, Warwick, West Warwick)
            Senator-elect Adam J. Satchel (D-Dist. 9, West Warwick).