A Record Of Accomplishments We Can All Be Proud Of!
Dennis will work to energize the Rhode Island economy and create job opportunities for local residents. His record shows his dedication to keeping taxes affordable, improving public education, fostering small businesses, and supporting children and adults with disabilities. Dennis will advocate for the restoration of funding to cities and towns, and sensible and responsible use of taxpayer money. Dennis is dedicated to preserving a clean, green environment.
During his first term as District 71 State Representative, Dennis:
Was a leader in removing tolls from the Sakonnet River Bridge.
Co-sponsored legislation funding a statewide infrastructure plan.
Supported the elimination of the Master Lever.
Sponsored legislation to review how we tax retirement income.
Sponsored legislation to create a registry for felony animal abusers.
Supported a moratorium on NECAP testing.
Was Secretary of House Committee on Health, Education, and Welfare.
Supported reducing the corporate tax and raising the threshold on the estate tax.
Supported increasing the minimum wage by $1.
Resides at 64 Birchwood Drive, Portsmouth
Married to Amy and they have 3 children, Dennis Jr. (28), Olivia (25), and Jonathan (23)
Retired Portsmouth Police Officer
Town Council 2004 - 2010; President 2006-2008
Graduate of Roger Williams University, AS 1988
Founder, Portsmouth Police Cadet Explorer Program
Past Grand Knight, Knights of Columbus, Rooney Council
Portsmouth Senior Citizens Advocate 1997-01
Prudence Island Volunteer Fire Dept.
“I ask for your vote running because I believe District 71 needs a leader who can bring people together to solve the serious challenges facing our state. All Rhode Islanders deserve better than the divisive political games that have been played recently at the General Assembly. I have a demonstrated track record of honesty and integrity, and I will keep my focus on the key concerns that East Bay voters have - not partisan wrangling.”