ABOUT REP. robert quattrocchi
Robert (Bob) Quattrocchi represents District 41, which includes all of Scituate and a portion of Cranston. He was elected to the House of Representatives in November 2016. In 2018, he was elected to a leadership role in the caucus, serving as the Deputy Minority Leader. He sits as a member of the House Committee on Finance (considers all propositions relative to the revenue, to inquire into the state of the public debt and to report from time to time their opinion on such propositions for expediency) and the House Committee on Small Business (reviews matters relating to the streamlining of licenses and permits, eliminating or decreasing steps and uncoordinated duplicate filings, and reducing associated costs to businesses). He also serves as a member of the House Study Commission on Geo Engineering; and the Multi-Unit Housing Recycling Program Study Commission, which he sponsored as a freshman legislator and the study was ratified.
In his first term in office, Quattrocchi was recognized nationally with a “Conservative Excellence’ citation from the American Conservative Union Foundation, based on his House floor voting record. Not shy from asking the tough questions on behalf of Rhode Island taxpayers, he has weighed in on substantive issues such as the PawSox deal, tolling our highways, illegal immigration, the UHIP computer failure, and the lack of proper oversight at DCYF. In the 2019 session, he inspired legislation (which passed) for dyslexia screenings and related education plans in public schools. He has been a champion of good, clean and efficient government reforms such as: term limits; Governor’s line-item veto; stopping the diversion of funds from restricted accounts to the state’s general fund; advocating for the creation of an Auditor General; and lowering and eliminating taxes for residents and businesses. He was instrumental in bringing some tax relief to disabled veterans in 2018.
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. Please click here to view the RI House Minority Report: 2019 Legislative Session Recap for an impressive list of caucus accomplishments.
Quattocchi owned two small businesses in Rhode Island, Quatro Brothers Concrete Finishing and Quatro Motorcycle Company. He is a graduate of the American Motorcycle Institute in Daytona, Florida. He is a member of the Scituate Lions Club, Sons and Daughters of Italy, and the Pine Tree Gun Club in Foster.
An active member of the community, Quattrocchi was engaged as a member of the Hope Elementary PTA and sponsored and coached Scituate Girls Youth Soccer. He supports the Scituate Art Festival, the Cranston Boy Scouts, the Scituate/ Foster Little League and the local libraries. He is a frequent volunteer and chaperone at his children’s school events. For his outstanding contributions to the community and his tireless advocacy on behalf of the residents in his District, Quattrocchi was named the 2020 Sons and Daughters of Italy - Vince Lombardi Lodge Man of the Year.
Quattrocchi is a fourth generation Rhode Islander who lived in Scituate for 50 years. He currently resides in Scituate and is married to his wife, Edwina. He has two daughters.
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.
41st LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT
228 Old Plainfield Pike
Scituate, Rhode Island 02825
82 Smith Street, Room 106
Providence, RI 02903
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