Representative Brian C. Newberry District 48 - North Smithfield, Burrillville
Member, House Committee on Labor Member, House Committee on Oversight Member, House Committee on Rules
Brian C. Newberry (R) has represented District 48, covering all of North Smithfield and part of Burrillville, since first being elected in November 2008. He served as the House Minority Leader from May 2011 through November 2016, when he chose not to seek re-election. Before that, he served as Minority Whip. He serves on the House Committee on Labor and the House Committee on Municipal Government.
An attorney specializing in commercial litigation and professional malpractice defense, Rep. Newberry is a Partner in the law firm of Donovan Hatem LLP. He earned his Juris Doctorate, Magna Cum Laude, from Temple University School of Law, in 1996. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Pennsylvania in 1993 and earned his high school diploma at Choate Rosemary Hall in 1989.
A Little League and Soccer Association Coach, and member of Central Congregational Church, Rep. Newberry is the former Vice-Chairman of the North Smithfield Republican Town Committee and was the former Chairman of the North Smithfield Juvenile Hearing Board.
Born on December 10, 1971, he is married to Elizabeth and they have three children, Diane, Liam and Aidan.
CONTACT INFORMATION: 53 Follett Street North Smithfield, RI 02896 (401) 222-2259
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