January 18, 2021

Sen. Lawson named Senate Deputy Majority Leader


State House – Sen. Valarie J. Lawson (D-Dist. 14, East Providence) has been appointed by Senate President Dominick J. Ruggerio (D-Dist. 4, North Providence, Providence) to serve as a deputy majority leader in the Senate for the 2021-2022 legislative session.

“To be appointed to the leadership of the Senate is a true honor, and I thank President Ruggerio, Leader McCaffrey and the rest of my colleagues in the Senate for trusting in my abilities to execute this important role in the chamber. Rhode Island is facing substantial challenges this year, but I am confident that through collaboration and hard-work, we will weather this storm. The Rhode Island Senate is eager to tackle these significant problems for the betterment of our state and its residents,” said Senator Lawson.

Senator Lawson, who is serving her second term in the Rhode Island Senate, is also the Secretary of the Senate Committee on Health and Human Services and the Secretary of the Senate Committee on Special Legislation and Veterans’ Affairs.

Senator Lawson is a Social Studies teacher at East Providence High School and is Vice President of the National Education Association Rhode Island. In addition, Senator Lawson is the former President of the East Providence Education Association.


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