ABOUT REP. BLAKE A FILIPPI
Blake A. Filippi (R) was chosen by the House Republican Caucus as the Minority Leader in November 2018. First elected in November 2014, he has served three terms in office 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 1999 graduate of Lincoln High School, he received his Bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Arizona in 2003 and obtained his Juris Doctorate degree in 2007 from the Rutgers University Camden School of Law.
BLAKE A. FILIPPI
36TH LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT
PO Box 298
912 Champlin Road
New Shoreham, RI 02807
82 Smith Street, Room 106
Providence, RI 02903
August 21, 2019
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About Rhode Island House Republicans
Rhode Island has a rich history dating back to 1636. Here in the House Republican Caucus, we seek to build upon that history and promote a stronger Rhode Island. We wish to foster a lower tax environment, reinvigorate the economy, and create new jobs.