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.
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.
JOHN W. LYLE JR.
46TH LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT
82 Carriage Drive
Lincoln, RI 02865
82 Smith Street, Room 106
Providence, RI 02903
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Nardone Government Transparency Bill Signed Into Law
June 27, 2019
Bi-Partisan House Bill Expands E-911 Commission
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