ABOUT REP. BLAKE A FILIPPI
Blake A. Filippi (R) was chosen by the House Republican Caucus as the Minority Leader in November 2018 and then unanimously re-elected to this important position in 2020. First elected to office in November 2014, he has served four terms representing House District 36, which includes all of Block Island and Charlestown, and portions of Westerly and South Kingstown.
A Block Island family business owner, a practicing attorney for the defense of constitutional and property rights, and an organic cattle farmer, Leader Filippi is a member of the Rhode Island Farm Bureau and the Rhode Island Bar Association.
Leader Filippi distinguishes himself as a thoughtful and informed voice in the Rhode Island General Assembly where he promotes lean, ethical, effective and responsive core government functions. He believes in an honest and strong Rhode Island business climate where hard work and ingenuity is rewarded -- not connections and corporate welfare. He consistently opposes state laws that infringe on an individual’s property rights or a local government’s ability to plan their own communities, and believes in responsible stewardship of the Ocean State’s treasured environment. Leader Filippi is a strong advocate for civil rights and actively promotes legislation that defends an individual’s right to privacy in our digital age.
During the 2019 legislative session, under Filippi’s leadership, 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: 2019 Legislative Session Recap for an impressive list of caucus accomplishments.
A graduate of Lincoln High School, he received his Bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Arizona, and obtained his Juris Doctorate degree from the Rutgers University Camden School of Law.
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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.
36TH LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT
PO Box 298
912 Champlin Road
New Shoreham, RI 02807
82 Smith Street, Room 106
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: (401) 222-2259
Fax: (401) 222-1209
House Minority Office Statement on IGT/TR Proposed Contract Bill Signing by Governor McKee
State House, Providence, RI - The IGT/Twin River legislation just signed by Governor McKee overpays these multi-national corporations by $800 Million.
June 11, 2021
OP ED: Governor McKee can do better. We hope he does.
The IGT/Twin River legislation just passed by the House is a stacked deck against Rhode Island taxpayers. This “deal” overpays these multi-national corporations by $800 Million!
May 25, 2021
RI House Republicans to Offer Amendment on Greenhouse Gas Emissions Bill to Preserve Fundamental Principles of Representative Democracy
State House, Providence, RI - Rhode Island House Republicans are raising grave concerns about the nearly unbridled power delegated to unelected state agencies by House Bill 5445, scheduled for a floor vote on Tuesday, March 23, 2021.
March 22, 2021