ABOUT REP. SHERRY ROBERTS
Sherry Roberts serves the residents of District 29, which includes West Greenwich and Coventry. In her fourth term, she was first elected to office in November 2014. In 2020, Sherry Roberts was promoted and appointed to serve as the Senior Deputy Minority Leader for the delegation. She serves as a member of three House standing committees, which include: Health and Human Services (deliberates on all bills affecting the health care system, human services, children and families); Education (oversees legislation to create state education policies and practices); and Judiciary (considers all bills affecting the penal code, judicial system, ethics, open meetings, access to public records and election laws).
Roberts is an advocate for fiscal accountability, transparency and honest policies in state government. She introduced legislation, which passed in the House during the 2019 Session, to address removing the deceased off of Rhode Island’s voter rolls, a step toward providing better oversight in our elections. She steadfastly opposes legislation that increases taxes or newly imposed fess. She has identified gaps in legislative action concerning Rhode Island’s most vulnerable --including our ever growing elderly population and children, especially those in state care. Roberts led the initiative to create the “School to Jobs” program by partnering Coventry High School with Electric Boat- creating a current model for statewide implementation.
During the 2019 legislative session, the Republican Caucus moved the needle on a number of important state government issues on behalf of Rhode Island’s hardworking taxpayers. Roberts was recognized for her impressive legislative voting records in preserving individual and constitutional freedoms by the Center for Freedom and Prosperity, as an honoree of its prestigious 2019 Middendorf Pillar of Freedom Award; and the Rhode Island Farm Bureau recognized Roberts with the 2019 Legislative Award.
During the 2023 legislative sessions, the Republican Caucus moved the needle on a number of important state government issues on behalf of Rhode Island’s hardworking taxpayers. Please click here to view the RI House Minority Report: 2023 Legislative Session Recap for an impressive list of caucus accomplishments.
Roberts attended the Community College of Rhode Island and University of Rhode Island. She was employed at the State of Rhode Island’s Department of Children, Youth and Families for 16 years prior to her retirement.
Roberts resides in West Greenwich.
29TH LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT
22 Seminole Trail
West Greenwich, RI 02817
82 Smith Street, Room 106
Providence, RI 02903
June 27, 2023
RI House Passes "Sherry's Law"
Rep Sherry Roberts' determination to help others seek justice who have experienced 1st and 2nd degree sexual assault, and her courage and resilience in publicly relaying her own tragic childhood story, resulted in "Sherry's Law" passing in the House this past session. Next year, we will work to get this important bill for victims passed in both chambers.