PROVIDENCE — Rep. Dennis M. Canario (D-Dist. 71, Portsmouth, Little Compton, Tiverton) has been appointed a deputy majority leader of the Rhode Island House of Representatives.
The appointment was announced this week by Speaker of the House Nicholas A. Mattiello.
As a deputy majority leader, Rep. Canario is a member of the House leadership team and will work closely with the majority leader and senior deputy majority leader to ensure that party members are properly informed on measures and votes coming before the body.
In addition to that post, Rep. Canario has been named the secretary of the House Committee on Health, Education and Welfare and will continue to serve as a member of the House Committee on Judiciary.
Rep. Canario, who is serving his first term in the House of Representatives, is a retired police officer who served on the Portsmouth Town Council for six years, including two years as president.