ABOUT REP. David J. Place
Representative David J. Place was elected to the House of Representatives in November 2018, representing the residents of District 47, which includes Burrillville and Glocester. He serves on three House standing committees, which include Judiciary (considers all bills affecting the penal code, judicial system, ethics, open meetings, access to public records and election laws); Municipal Government (deliberates on legislation affecting municipal government, constituent interests and transportation); and Veteran’s Affairs (considers legislation that impacts the lives of Rhode Island Veterans).
Representative Place firmly protects local interests when balancing the needs of other cities and towns across the Ocean State, especially when it comes to the distribution of state resources. During his freshman year in the General Assembly he supported legislation that reduced taxes, bettered core-government functions and initiatives that promoted a more robust economic climate in Rhode Island.
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.
Place served on the Burrillville Town Council from 2010 to 2018 and also was a member of the Harrisville Fire District Operations Committee from 2015 to 2018.
Place is a retired U.S. Army staff sergeant who served as a tank commander on an M1A1 Abrams. He served in the Army from August 1996 to October 2006. He was deployed to Iraq as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom II and was decorated for leadership and heroism while in combat.
Upon returning home, Place graduated from Rhode Island College in 2010 with a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting. He is employed by American Tool Company, a family-owned Rhode Island business.
Place resides in Harrisville and is married to Erin (Todisco) Place. They are the parents of a daughter, Michelle.
David J. Place
47TH LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT
167 Jefferson Road
Harrisville, RI 02830
82 Smith Street, Room 106
Providence, RI 02903
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.