STATE REPRESENTATIVE BRIAN J. REA
DISTRICT 53 - SMITHFIELD, GLOCESTER
ABOUT REP. bRIAN J. REA
In addition to entering elected public service, Brian Rea works as a Facilities Director for a Rhode Island State Charter Corporation. Rea has over 20 years of experience creating and maintaining proper campus infrastructure needs, while balancing those needs within stringent budget allowances. Rea is also a business owner, currently owning a convenience store and restaurant in Glocester, Rhode Island.
Rea’s quest to become a State Representative derives from his passion to right the wrongs from big government -- which tends to enact policies and levy taxes that burden the people of Rhode Island. Rea has been engaged in grass roots public service, most recently as the Chair of the Smithfield Republican Town Committee. Working with partners, such as the Conservation law Foundation of Washington D.C., he tirelessly spear-headed community efforts focused on protecting the rights of individuals. Rea’s Republican committee recruitment efforts resulted in the largest committee growth in years, and during his tenure, their candidates experienced a win rate of over 75 percent.
“I will be using my collective experiences -- as a business owner, corporate experience, advocate, father, husband, neighbor, and tax payer—to champion thoughtful legislation and to fight unconstitutional, cumbersome special interest initiatives at the State House,” says Rea.
Rea is a lifelong Rhode Islander, graduating from Johnston High School, then continuing his studies at CCRI.
Rea resides in Smithfield with his wife Michelle, of over 22 years. Together they have 3 children -- Kevin, Breanna, and Giovanni; and a grandson, Noah.
BRIAN J. REA
53RD LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT
82 Smith Street, Room 106
Providence, RI 02903
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February 8, 2023
Capitol Spotlight: State Representative Brian Rea