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.
Please click here to view the RI House Minority Report: 2019 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.
2019 RI Freedom Index Legislator Scorecard
The 2019 Freedom Index was created by the RI Center for Freedom & Prosperity. The Freedom Index examines a legislator's voting record in terms of their likely effect on the free market, the size and scope of government, the balance of residents' interests against those of public employees and beneficiaries, and the constitutional structure of government over the people it represents. In the Rhode Island General Assembly, 95 pieces of legislation were analyzed from the 2019 legislative session. The membership of the House Republican Caucus ranked in the top fifteen of Rhode Island General Assembly legislators (there are 110) who consistently vote for liberty in the State of Rhode Island.
29TH LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT
22 Seminole Trail
West Greenwich, RI 02817
82 Smith Street, Room 106
Providence, RI 02903
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