John (John) J. Lombardi (D-SH008)
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State House 82 Smith Street
Providence, RI 02903-1105

District Office:
48 Grove Street
Providence, RI 02909
Elected: 2012    Next Election: 2024
Spouse: Denise   DOB: 4/30/1952
Committee Assignments
Vice ChairHouse Committee on Special Legislation
MemberHouse Committee on Veterans' Affairs
MemberHouse Committee on Small Business
Counties Representing


John J. Lombardi (D) has served the residents of Providence in District 8 since first being elected in November 2012. He is a member of the House Judiciary Committee, the House Special Legislation Committee and the House Veterans' Affairs Committee.

During the 2021 legislative session, he introduced a bill which requires the Department of Education to develop and make available for school use a mental health curriculum. Schools would be required to provide four hours of mental health instruction to seventh grade students. Representative Lombardi also introduced legislation which requires school committees to provide transportation for any student who resides two or more miles from school.

The 2020 legislative session saw Representative Lombardi sponsor legislation which establishes the Rhode Island First Step, requiring the Department of Corrections to assist offenders with reintegration into society, counseling, medical care, education, early termination to pre-release confinement for elderly and terminally ill offenders. He also sponsored a bill that provides that any rate increase with respect to electric distribution companies would be no greater than the increase in the Consumer Price Index or 5.5%, whichever is greater, unless there is approval of a higher rate by the General Assembly.​ Born on April 30, 1952, Representative Lombardi graduated from Mount Pleasant High School in Providence in 1970, and then earned his bachelor's degree from Rhode Island College in 1975. He earned a master's degree in education from RIC in 1982 and a law degree from Suffolk University in Boston in 1987.

In addition to his duties as a legislator, Representative Lombardi is employed as an attorney. He served on the Providence City Council for more than 26 years, including one year as acting mayor and eight years as council president. He is the former president of the Federal Hill House and Zuccolo Recreation Center.

Representative Lombardi resides in Providence with his wife, Denise.​