ABOUT REP. JOHN W. LYLE JR.
John W. “Jack” Lyle was elected to the House of Representatives in November 2018. He serves the residents in District 46, comprised of neighborhoods in Lincoln and a small section of Pawtucket. He participates in four standing House Committees: Environment and Natural Resources (considers all matters pertaining to environmental issues such as conservation, pollution, renewable energy and the green economy); Health, Education and Welfare (deliberates on all bills affecting the health care system, public education, human services, children and families); Labor (considers all matters relating to labor laws and workers compensation); and Special Legislation. He was previously elected to serve in the Rhode Island Senate from 1980 to 1986, and then again in 1990 through 1994.
During the 2019 legislative session, Representative Lyle sponsored bills: establishing the office of inspector general; an amendment to the Constitution to add a governor’s line-item veto to the budget and other bills involving the appropriation of money; and legislation creating a restricted receipt account for E 911 funds, specifically using them for emergency services.
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.
In January, 2020, Lyle was selected as the 2020 Rhode Island State Lead for the National Caucus of Environmental Legislators (NCEL). This position recognizes the leadership of Lyle within the Caucus for promoting innovative and effective environmental policy in Rhode Island. As an NCEL State Lead, Lyle will serve as the main point of contact in the state, coordinating in-state engagements and recruiting his colleagues to join NCEL.
Lyle is a retired educator. He spent 24 years as a classroom teacher and as an administrator at Lincoln High School. He then served for six years as the principal at Central Falls High School, followed by two years as the Block Island Superintendent of Schools.
An attorney, Lyle serves as Of-counsel for the Providence law firm of LaPlante, Sowa and Goldman, concentrating his practice in the areas of education and labor law. He is also certified by the Rhode Island Mediation Center and has been an arbitrator through the National Center for Dispute Settlement.
A graduate of Lincoln High School, Lyle received his undergraduate degree in from Barrington College. He earned his Master’s degree in education from Providence College and his Juris Doctorate from Suffolk University School of Law.
He is a member of the Rhode Island Bar Association, the Rhode Island American Federation of Teacher Retirees and the Rhode Island Retired Principals’ Association. He currently lends his expertise as a member of the Rhode Island PBS Board of Directors.
Lyle resides with his wife, Lori, in the town of Lincoln.
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.
46TH LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT
82 Carriage Drive
Lincoln, RI 02865
82 Smith Street, Room 106
Providence, RI 02903
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