ABOUT REP. MICHAEL W. CHIPPENDALE
In 2018, Michael W. Chippendale (R) was elected by his peers in the House Republican Caucus to serve as the Minority Whip, the second highest ranking leadership position within the delegation. First elected to office in November 2010, Whip Chippendale represents the residents of District 40, which includes western Coventry (Greene), Foster, and the majority of Glocester. He serves as an active member of four House standing committees, which include Oversight (reviews the operation and efficiency of various state agencies, and fulfills the separation of powers legislative role); Corporations (handles matters relating to financial institutions, business regulation, property, casualty and health insurance, technology, telecommunications and consumer protection); Conduct (based on findings, recommends peer disciplinary action); Rules (considers all matters relating to the rules and operations of the House).
Whip Chippendale is a respected champion for lowering all taxes and is an effective and passionate advocate for streamlining government functions. His legislative mission is to make Rhode Island a more economically attractive state for residents and businesses. This includes: assisting the business community by sponsoring legislation targeting regulation reforms; supporting legislative efforts to create an attractive economic climate; saving our public education system and supporting relevant jobs training through our state colleges and university. Chippendale is also a staunch proponent of 2nd Amendment rights, recently co-sponsoring a legislative commission to address mental illness factors in firearms purchases.
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.
Whip Chippendale is a self-employed real estate investor and property manager. Previously, he owned and operated two custom manufacturing business, making him keenly aware of the regulatory and tax burdens Rhode Island’s small businesses must deal with to survive. Chippendale is a former Religious Education Instructor at St. Paul the Apostle Church. Currently, he volunteers his time coaching and assisting with local youth athletics is a former board member of the Foster/Glocester Juvenile Hearing Board and is a member of the Highland Rod and Gun Sportsman Club.
As a life-long Rhode Islander, Whip Chippendale graduated from Johnston High School, studied at CCRI, and in 1989 received an associate’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and Design from New England Institute of Technology. In 2004, he obtained a degree in Business Management from Johnson & Wales University.
Chippendale resides in Foster with his wife Sherri and two children, Paige, a senior at the URI College of Nursing and Séighín, a licensed heavy equipment operator.
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.
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