Thomas Winfield

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Thomas Winfield
Member of the Rhode IslandHouseofRepresentatives
from the 53rd [1] district
Assumed office
January 2003
Preceded by Nicholas Gorham
Member of the Rhode IslandHouseofRepresentatives
from the 69th district
In office
January 1993 January 2003
Preceded by Mark Dailey
Succeeded by Raymond Gallison
Personal details
Born (1963-06-15) June 15, 1963 (age 54)
Providence, Rhode Island
Nationality American
Political party Democratic
Residence Smithfield, Rhode Island
Alma mater Providence College
Mount Ida College

Thomas J. Winfield [2] (born June 15, 1963 in Providence, Rhode Island) is an American politician and a Democratic member of the Rhode Island House of Representatives representing District 53 since January 2003. Winfield served consecutively from January 1993 until January 2003 in the District 69 seat.

Providence, Rhode Island capital of Rhode Island

Providence is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Rhode Island and is one of the oldest cities in the United States. It was founded in 1636 by Roger Williams, a Reformed Baptist theologian and religious exile from the Massachusetts Bay Colony. He named the area in honor of "God's merciful Providence" which he believed was responsible for revealing such a haven for him and his followers. The city is situated at the mouth of the Providence River at the head of Narragansett Bay.

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Education

Winfield attended Providence College and graduated from Mount Ida College.

Providence College American private university in Rhode Island

Providence College is a private, coeducational, Roman Catholic university located about two miles west of downtown Providence, Rhode Island, United States, the state's capital city. With a 2012–2013 enrollment of 3,852 undergraduate students and 735 graduate students, the college specializes in academic programs in the liberal arts. It is the only college or university in North America administered by the Dominican Friars.

Mount Ida College

Mount Ida College was a private college in Newton, Massachusetts. The college closed after spring commencement in 2018; the University of Massachusetts Amherst acquired the campus and plans to rename it the Mount Ida Campus of UMass Amherst.

Elections

Republican Party (United States) political party in the United States

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Libertarian Party of Rhode Island

The Libertarian Party of Rhode Island (LPRI) is the Rhode Island affiliate of the Libertarian Party. The state chair is Pat Ford of Cumberland; the state vice-chair is Mike Rinaldi of East Providence; secretary is William Hunt, Jr. of Warren; Treasurer is Beth Richardson of Charlestown.

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Rhode Island General Assembly

The State of Rhode Island General Assembly is the state legislature of the U.S. state of Rhode Island. A bicameral body, it is composed of the lower Rhode Island House of Representatives with 75 representatives, and the upper Rhode Island Senate with 38 senators. Members are elected in the general election immediately preceding the beginning of the term or in special elections called to fill vacancies. There are no term limits for either chamber.

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