ABOUT REP. David J. Place
David J. Place was unaimously elected to serve as the Minority Whip, the second highest ranking leadership position within the delegation in June, 2022.
Whip Place was re-elected to the House of Representatives in November 2020, representing the residents of District 47, which includes Burrillville and Glocester. He serves on four 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); Innovation, Internet and Technology (considers all matters relating to new technologies); Oversight (reviews the operation and efficiency of various state agencies, and fulfills the separation of powers legislative role); and Veteran’s Affairs (considers legislation that impacts the lives of Rhode Island Veterans).
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 (2019) he supported legislation that reduced taxes, bettered core-government functions and endorsed initiatives that promoted a more robust economic climate in Rhode Island.
During the 2020/21 legislative sessions, 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: 2020/21 Legislative Session Recap for an impressive list of caucus accomplishments.
Place served on the Burrillville Town Council from 2010 to 2018 and was also a member of the Harrisville Fire District Operations Committee from 2015 to 2018.
Place served 10 years as a U.S. Army staff sergeant, assigned as a tank commander on an M1A1 Abrams. 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 with a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting. He was most recently 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 daughters, Michelle and Amalia.
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.
47TH LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT
167 Jefferson Road
Harrisville, RI 02830
82 Smith Street, Room 106
Providence, RI 02903
September 27, 2022
Rhode Island House Minority Report - 2022 Legislative Session Recap Available Online
March 23, 2022
Representative Place and Senator Bell co-sponsor legislation to phase out corporate incentive giveaways
February 8, 2022
Children First: R.I. House Republicans to Submit Floor Amendment to End State School Mask Mandate