RI General Assembly 2021 Overall Rankings

An easy to understand ranking of RI state legislators based on their voting record and constituent outreach.

Ranking the Legislators

As we enter 2022, RI Rank continues its mission of enforcing accountability to voters from our elected officials by providing information about their votes and outreach that is easy to understand and act upon. Each year we carefully work to improve the accuracy and fairness of our rankings, and for our 2nd annual rankings, we expanded our criteria to include leadership (House Speaker and Senator President) votes, tightened criteria for social media profiles, and took steps to ensure leadership is credited for its role in passing or killing important bills. For voting record metrics, we continued to rely on three organizations with a long, non-partisan history of fighting for the public good. Our Civil Rights Voting Record metric is based entirely on a legislator's votes in comparison to the RI ACLU's position. This metric makes up the largest portion of each member's score (30%) because civil liberties are a critical component of our lives, dictating our freedoms and rights as RI residents. It is also given extra weight because it encompasses a majority of the bills voted on by the General Assembly, creating a large sample size. The Open Government Voting Record metric is based on the legislator's votes on bills related to government transparency, ethics, and voting as highlighted by RI Common Cause and the RI ACLU, and encompasses 20% of the legislator's score. Lastly, our Environmental Voting Record metric rates legislators based on their votes as they compared to the Environmental Council of RI's position. This metric has increasing importance as we enter the critical phase of our climate emergency, and so this year it makes up 20% of a legislator's score, up from 10% last year. 

Voters in our surveys continue to stress the importance of constituent outreach, from important announcements and interactions via social media to in-person (and virtual) town halls. To reflect this, the two metrics used to define constituent outreach together make up 25% of the legislator's score. Social Media Outreach measures how well members of the General Assembly communicate with constituents on platforms like Facebook and Twitter. Our Town Hall Meetings metric indicates how many open, public group meetings the legislator had with voters between 6/2020 and 6/2021. Due to the pandemic, we counted virtual town halls that otherwise met all other criteria. Lastly, Leadership Vote is new this year but of great importance.  How each member voted for House Speaker or Senate President speak volumes on where their loyalties lie and how those loyalties will impact the ability for the chamber to pass good legislation. For it's inaugural year we started this metric off with a weight of 5% of the overall score, and made it reasonably easy to score well (see how we scored this metric below).

Our rankings do not measure every aspect and every category of legislation the General Assembly considers, but we feel strongly that the metrics we utilize paint a clear and accurate picture of the legislator's work towards enacting laws that benefit the public good and staying in tune with their constituents.

Editor's Note

RI Rank is the culmination of years of work developing a system that easily and quickly defines legislators to their voters. Our utmost goal is to improve the quality of the General Assembly - pushing legislators to better understand the bills they vote on and keep in better touch with constituents. We strive to ensure our rankings are accurate and free of bias towards any ideology or party. In fact, we do not show a legislator's party affiliation at all - we exist to motivate each legislator to be better, and prop up those that are doing a great job, regardless of their political party. Our rankings are not based on opinion, but rather the real actions of each legislator. RI Rank's metrics do not cover every aspect of a legislator's work, but we feel our Overall Rankings without question accurately portray the best (and worst) the General Assembly has to offer. We carefully review our metrics each year to improve on the information voters have to make the best decision they can on election day. This year's rankings were released much later in the year as we moved to a more automated system. The 2022 rankings will return to the regular summer release schedule, in time for both the primary and general elections.

Overall Rankings - Senate

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1Bell, S5285.9847110093751002121https://www.facebook.com/sambellforstatesenate/https://twitter.com/samuelwbellhttps://www.sambellpvd.com/sen-bell@rilegislature.gov(401) 680-0725
2Mack, T6172.585671005701006991https://www.facebook.com/MackDistrict6https://twitter.com/MackDistrict6https://tiaramackdistrict6.com/sen-mack@rilegislature.gov(401) 288-1288
3Anderson, K31170.6855010067010060Xhttps://www.facebook.com/kendraandersonrihttps://twitter.com/KendraForRIhttps://www.kendraandersonri.com/sen-anderson@rilegislature.gov(401) 287-2809
4Mendes, C18170.38850825050100101Xhttps://www.facebook.com/CynthiaMendesRIhttps://twitter.com/Cynthia_Mendes_sen-mendes@rilegislature.gov(401) 688-0399
5Acosta, J16164.68150914701000-https://www.facebook.com/Acosta4RIhttps://twitter.com/MrAcostruthhttps://www.jonacosta.com/sen-acosta@rilegislature.gov(401) 305-0545
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7DiMario, A36161.7772981770100445-https://www.facebook.com/Alana4RI/https://twitter.com/AlanaDimariohttps://www.alana4ri.com/ sen-dimario@rilegislature.gov(401) 626-2405
8Murray, M24261.577339157010097-https://www.facebook.com/MurrayforRIhttps://twitter.com/melissamurrayrihttps://www.murrayforri.comsen-murray@rilegislature.gov(401) 276-5599
9Lawson, V14261.477291005001001991https://www.facebook.com/ValLawsonEP/https://twitter.com/val_lawsonhttps://valarielawson.com/sen-lawson@rilegislature.gov(401) 276-5561
10Cano, S8360.6743389600100230-https://www.facebook.com/SandraCanoforPawtucket/https://twitter.com/sandriscanohttps://sandracano.weebly.com/sen-cano@rilegislature.gov(401) 276-5561
11Kallman, M15160.578298463010092-https://www.facebook.com/ElectMeghanKallmanhttps://twitter.com/MeghanEKallmanhttps://electmeghan.com/sen-kallman@rilegislature.gov(401) 648-9422
12Valverde, B35260.0774381470100276-https://www.facebook.com/Bridget4RI/https://twitter.com/bridget4rihttps://bridget4ri.com/sen-valverde@rilegislature.gov(401) 276-5589
13Gallo, H272259.175339540010079-https://www.facebook.com/HannaGalloForSenatehttps://twitter.com/hannagallo27http://www.senatorgallo.com/sen-gallo@rilegislature.gov(401) 276-5563
14McCaffrey, M292656.97522100330100384Xhttps://www.facebook.com/SenatorMcCaffrey/https://twitter.com/senmccaffreyhttps://www.mikemccaffreyforsenate.com/sen-mccaffrey@rilegislature.gov(401) 739-7576
15Miller, J281456.483298130010056-https://www.facebook.com/senatorjoshmiller/https://twitter.com/senatormillerrihttp://www.joshuamiller.org/sen-miller@rilegislature.gov(401) 276-5568
16Seveney, J11455.674388920010025Xhttps://www.facebook.com/Jim-Seveney-732054346922779/https://twitter.com/jimseveneyhttp://www.jimseveney.com/sen-seveney@rilegislature.gov(401) 276-5581
17Pearson, R19855.472338633010022-https://www.facebook.com/voteryanpearson/https://twitter.com/ryanwpearsonhttps://www.ryanforri.com/sen-pearson@rilegislature.gov(401) 276-5584
18Sosnowski, S372455.2733391230100270-https://www.facebook.com/sosnowskiforsenate/http://www.suesosnowski.com/sen-sosnowski@rilegislature.gov(401) 783-7704
19Euer, D13454.666277760010031-https://www.facebook.com/ElectDawnEuer/https://twitter.com/DawnEuer/https://electdawneuer.com/sen-euer@rilegislature.gov(401) 276-5589
20Goodwin, M13454.574291001001004271https://www.facebook.com/maryellengoodwinri/https://twitter.com/MaryellnGoodwinsen-goodwin@rilegislature.gov(401) 276-5507
21Ciccone, F71854.47229100130100581https://www.facebook.com/senatorfrankcicconedistrict7ri/https://twitter.com/senatorcicconehttps://cicconeforsenator.com/sen-ciccone@rilegislature.gov(401) 275-0949
22DiPalma, L121253.074258920010039-https://www.facebook.com/Senator-Lou-DiPalma-178023805545641/https://twitter.com/senloudipalmahttps://www.dipalma4ri.com/sen-dipalma@rilegislature.gov(401) 847-8540
23Felag, W102252.97733910010086-sen-felag@rilegislature.gov(401) 245-7521
24Coyne, C32652.962307950010038Xhttps://www.facebook.com/CindyCoyneForStateSenate/https://twitter.com/CindyCoyneRI/https://www.cindycoyne.com/sen-coyne@rilegislature.gov(401) 276-5583
25de la Cruz, J23250.75625425375100221-https://www.facebook.com/SenatorJessicadelaCruz/https://twitter.com/jessicaforrihttps://www.jessicaforri.com/sen-delacruz@rilegislature.gov(401) 222-2708
26Burke, J9849.85830941701001381https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100063173622861https://www.votejohnburke.com/sen-burke@rilegislature.gov(401) 374-4721
27Quezada, A2449.65932951001001-https://www.facebook.com/anabquezadaforstatesenatedistrict2/https://twitter.com/anastatesenate2sen-quezada@rilegislature.gov(401) 255-0345
27Picard, R201249.66833880010012-sen-picard@rilegislature.gov(401) 769-4902
29Ruggerio, D43649.1622481300100171https://www.facebook.com/SenatorRuggerio/https://twitter.com/SenatorRuggeriohttps://www.ruggerioforsenate.com/sen-ruggerio@rilegislature.gov(401) 222-6655
30Archambault, S22848.4583075330100328Xhttps://www.facebook.com/StephenArchambault/https://twitter.com/senarchambaulthttp://archambaultforstatesenate.com/sen-archambault@rilegislature.gov(401) 276-5589
30Raptakis, L33848.456307537010011-https://www.facebook.com/Leo.raptakis/https://twitter.com/louraptakishttps://www.leoraptakis.com/sen-raptakis@rilegislature.gov(401) 276-5567
32Lombardi, F26847.6583083170100302https://www.facebook.com/SenatorFrank26https://twitter.com/frankslombardihttps://www.senatorfranklombardi.com/sen-lombardi@rilegislature.gov(401) 453-3900
33Lombardo, F251045.866139200100291sen-lombardo@rilegislature.gov(401) 270-1379
34Algiere, D382843.9652968001000Xsen-algiere@rilegislature.gov(401) 222-2708
35Paolino, T17442.364294423010076-https://www.facebook.com/PaolinoThomashttps://twitter.com/ThomasJPaolinosen-paolino@rilegislature.gov(401) 222-2708
36Rogers, G21233.44822480010001https://www.facebook.com/gordon.rogers.5011sen-rogers@rilegislature.gov(401) 222-2708
37Morgan, E34629.437173223010049-https://www.facebook.com/Senator-Elaine-J-Morgan-689257677825665/https://twitter.com/elaine4senatorsen-morgan@rilegislature.gov(401) 222-2708
N/ACalkin, J301N/AN/AN/AN/A93N/A100591https://www.facebook.com/jeaninecalkinrihttps://twitter.com/SenatorCalkinhttps://www.jeaninecalkin.com/sen-calkin@rilegislature.gov(401) 921-6682

Overall Rankings - House of Representatives

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1Morales, D7177.4885010073501000-https://www.facebook.com/DavidMoralesRIhttps://twitter.com/davidmoralesrihttps://www.davidmoralesri.com/rep-morales@rilegislature.gov(401) 480-1322
2Kislak, R4277.1896396571000683-https://www.facebook.com/RebeccaforRepRI/https://twitter.com/rebeccakislakhttps://www.rebeccakislak.com/rep-kislak@rilegislature.gov(401) 400-2338
3Henries, B64170.285631004701001012https://www.facebook.com/bhenriesrihttps://twitter.com/bhenriesrirep-henries@rilegislature.gov(401) 433-9557
4Potter, B16167.4934496602502221https://www.facebook.com/BrandonPotterRIhttps://twitter.com/BrandonPotterRIhttps://www.brandonpotterri.com/rep-potter@rilegislature.gov(401) 400-2276
5Ruggiero, D74126781508867500388Xhttps://www.facebook.com/RepDebRuggiero/https://twitter.com/RepDebRuggierohttps://debruggiero.com/rep-ruggiero@rilegislature.gov(401) 423-0444
6Ranglin-Vassell, M5466.98363897700354Xhttps://www.facebook.com/marciarvassell/https://twitter.com/MranglinVassellhttps://www.marciaforri.com/rep-ranglin-vassell@rilegislature.gov(401) 339-6598
7McGaw, M71165.28538100470100585-https://www.facebook.com/MichelleMcGawDistrict71https://twitter.com/Mcgaw71http://www.mcgaw4ri.com/rep-mcgaw@rilegislature.gov(401) 250-3571
8Donovan, S69464.688509643250460-https://www.facebook.com/sdonovanbristol/https://twitter.com/sdonovanbristolhttp://www.susan-donovan.com/rep-donovan@rilegislature.gov(401) 253-7837
9Cassar, L66262.882508640010091Xhttps://www.facebook.com/cassarridistrict66/https://twitter.com/lianacassarhttps://www.electliana.org/rep-cassar@rilegislature.gov(401) 433-9539
10Alzate, K60262.478639253000-https://www.facebook.com/KarenDistrict60/https://twitter.com/karen_alzate26https://karenalzate.com/rep-alzate@rilegislature.gov(401) 663-5600
11Blazejewski, C21060.593501001700121https://www.facebook.com/Chris-Blazejewski-For-State-Representative-116647348370550/https://twitter.com/cblazejewskihttps://chrisblazejewski.com/rep-blazejewski@rilegislature.gov(401) 222-2447
11Fellela, D431460.58550100330050-https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100057976394087https://twitter.com/repdfellela43rep-fellela@rilegislature.gov(401) 231-2014
11Carson, L75660.58750795700104-https://www.facebook.com/laurenhcarson/https://twitter.com/laurenhcarsonhttp://www.laurencarson.com/rep-carson@rilegislature.gov(401) 222-2466
14Tanzi, T341060.478421005700227-https://www.facebook.com/RI-State-Representative-Teresa-Tanzi-151848324871275/https://twitter.com/tanzisterhttp://www.teresatanzi.com/rep-tanzi@rilegislature.gov(401) 527-9468
15Cortvriend, T722608350756700548-https://www.facebook.com/TerriCortvriendforStateRep/https://twitter.com/terricortvriendhttps://terricortvriend.com/rep-cortvriend@rilegislature.gov(401) 472-4789
16Serpa, P271459.97967863700311-https://www.facebook.com/Patricia-Serpa-for-State-Representative-189776574384665/https://twitter.com/reppatserparep-serpa@rilegislature.gov(401) 828-5687
16Speakman, J68259.99156793700154-https://www.facebook.com/repjunespeakman/https://twitter.com/junespeakmanhttps://www.junespeakman.com/rep-speakman@rilegislature.gov(401) 258-1134
18Solomon, Jr., J22659.19350961300521https://www.facebook.com/SolomonForRephttps://twitter.com/rep_solomonrep-solomon@rilegislature.gov(401) 308-3904
19Fenton-Fung, B15159835756430100601https://www.facebook.com/BAFentonFunghttps://twitter.com/BarbaraAnnRIhttps://www.bafentonfung.com/rep-fenton-fung@rilegislature.gov(401) 578-8419
20Lima, S49158.4945088170094Xhttps://www.facebook.com/RepStevenLimahttps://twitter.com/mmorin49rep-slima@rilegislature.gov(508) 328-1298
21Kazarian, K63858.38629965000100-https://www.facebook.com/katherine.kazarian63/https://twitter.com/repkazarianhttp://www.votekazarian63.com/rep-kazarian@rilegislature.gov(401) 438-1718
22Ackerman, M45855.889379123000-https://www.facebook.com/MiaForRep/https://twitter.com/miaforreprep-ackerman@rilegislature.gov(401) 658-0981
22Shallcross Smith, M46155.883398343000-https://www.facebook.com/MaryAnnShallcrossSmithforRepresentativehttps://twitter.com/massforrephttps://friendsofmaryannshallcrosssmith.com/rep-shallcross-smith@rilegislature.gov(401) 727-8982
24Williams, A92855.486299137004762https://www.facebook.com/repanastasiawilliams/https://twitter.com/rep_williams9http://www.reelectjohnlombardi.com/rep-williams@rilegislature.gov(401) 272-8135
25Abney, M73854.285508870026-https://www.facebook.com/RepMarvinAbneyhttps://twitter.com/RepRuggierohttps://debruggiero.com/rep-abney@rilegislature.gov(401) 487-1380
26Place, D47254.164734443010014-https://www.facebook.com/davidjplacehttps://twitter.com/davidplace01https://www.davidjplace.com/rep-place@rilegislature.gov(401) 286-2088
27Diaz, G1116547436881301008351https://www.facebook.com/RepGraceDiaz/https://twitter.com/repgracediazhttps://www.repgracediaz.com/rep-diaz@rilegislature.gov(401) 575-3641
28Knight, J67453.968337760250105-https://www.facebook.com/jasonknightri/https://twitter.com/rep_jasonhttp://www.jasonknightri.com/rep-knight@rilegislature.gov(617) 943-6532
29Hull, R61053.57948881700751https://twitter.com/rayhullrihttp://www.rayhull.com/rep-hull@rilegislature.gov(401) 272-4026
30Lima, C142853.3833876370002https://www.facebook.com/CharleneLimaRI/https://twitter.com/charlenelimarirep-lima@rilegislature.gov(401) 222-2466
31Handy, A181852.77225100701000-https://www.facebook.com/HandyforStateRephttps://twitter.com/artbhandyrep-handy@rilegislature.gov(401) 785-8996
31Edwards, J701252.7783888270033-https://www.facebook.com/RI-State-Representative-John-G-Edwards-460010474047699/https://twitter.com/repjay70http://elect-jay.com/rep-edwards@rilegislature.gov(401) 624-8879
33Fogarty, K35652.49144741000453-https://www.facebook.com/Kathy-Fogarty-State-Representative-District-35-491031404258002/https://twitter.com/kathy35skrep-fogarty@rilegislature.gov(401) 222-2466
34Baginski, J17151.678387833000-https://www.facebook.com/Jackie4Rephttps://twitter.com/jackiebaghttps://jacquelynbaginski.com/rep-baginski@rilegislature.gov(401) 241-4480
34Shanley, E24451.6813386230030-https://www.facebook.com/shanleyforwarwick/https://twitter.com/evanshanley1http://www.shanleyforwarwick.com/rep-shanley@rilegislature.gov(401) 440-3493
36Filippi, B36651.56850454701000Xhttps://www.facebook.com/BlakeAFilippi/https://twitter.com/blake_filippihttp://blake36.com/rep-filippi@rilegislature.gov(401) 222-2466
37McNamara, J192651.483299610003911https://www.facebook.com/repmcnamara/https://twitter.com/ridemchairrep-mcnamara@rilegislature.gov(401) 941-8319
38Chippendale, M401051.2615054470100181-https://twitter.com/MikeWChiphttp://www.repchip.com/rep-chippendale@rilegislature.gov(401) 497-4495
39Felix, L61150.95741836000339-https://www.facebook.com/leonelafelixRIhttps://twitter.com/LeonelaFelixhttps://www.leonelafelix.com/rep-felix@rilegislature.gov(401) 365-4182
40Caldwell, J30250.6644483400018-https://www.facebook.com/justine4rihttps://twitter.com/Justine4RIhttp://www.justine4ri.com/rep-caldwell@rilegislature.gov(401) 212-7320
41Casey, S50850.28333887000-https://www.facebook.com/stevecasey2020rep-casey@rilegislature.gov(508) 942-0484
41Amore, G65850.2793877230001https://www.facebook.com/cassarridistrict66/https://twitter.com/greggamore1https://www.electliana.org/rep-amore@rilegislature.gov(401) 339-9378
43Ajello, E1285064489613006-https://www.facebook.com/RepAjello/http://edithajello.com/rep-ajello@rilegislature.gov(401) 274-7078
43Hawkins, B53250856352100016-https://www.facebook.com/hawkinsfor53/https://twitter.com/rhawk53rep-hawkins@rilegislature.gov(401) 837-7141
45Giraldo, J56249.987564820000-https://www.facebook.com/RepresentativeGiraldohttps://twitter.com/joshuajgiraldorep-giraldo@rilegislature.gov(401) 312-4437
46Tobon, C58649.5665078270067Xhttps://www.facebook.com/CarlosTobon/https://twitter.com/carlostobonhttp://www.carlostobon.com/rep-tobon@rilegislature.gov(401) 222-2466
47Casimiro, J31449632788470031https://www.facebook.com/JulieCasimiroForNorthKingstownAndExeterRhodeIsland/https://twitter.com/juliecasimirorirep-casimiro@rilegislature.gov(401) 474-7961
47Cardillo, E4214986387800072rep-cardillo@rilegislature.gov(401) 215-8836
49Lombardi, J8848.86444763700136-https://www.facebook.com/JohnLombardiForProvidence/https://twitter.com/JohnJLombardiRIhttp://www.reelectjohnlombardi.com/rep-lombardi@rilegislature.gov(401) 404-4700
50Slater, S101248.58229883000-https://www.facebook.com/ScottSlaterRIrep-slater@rilegislature.gov(401) 741-7641
50Roberts, S29648.557675020010025-https://www.facebook.com/repsherryroberts/https://twitter.com/sherryroberts29https://www.repsherryroberts.com/rep-roberts@rilegislature.gov(401) 222-2259
52McEntee, C33548.36344783300167-https://www.facebook.com/CarolHaganMcEntee/https://twitter.com/repmcentee33rep-mcentee@rilegislature.gov(401) 222-4435
53Messier, M621248.278388600001https://www.facebook.com/katherine.kazarian63/https://twitter.com/repkazarianhttp://www.votekazarian63.com/rep-messier@rilegislature.gov(401) 728-1682
54Marszalkowski, A52447.6823864170083-https://www.facebook.com/Alex-Marszalkowski-for-State-Representative-District-52-1536175773355369/https://twitter.com/alexdistrict52http://alexdistrict52.com/rep-marszalkowski@rilegislature.gov(401) 714-4425
55O'Brien, W54847.5802176270011-https://www.facebook.com/Rep-Bill-Obrien-551746691654868/https://twitter.com/OBrien2018forNPrep-obrien@rilegislature.gov(401) 440-4063
56Kennedy, B383247.1812688000332-rep-kennedy@rilegislature.gov(401) 377-8818
57Craven, R328476033843700321https://www.facebook.com/RepCravenhttps://twitter.com/RepCravenhttp://www.votebobcraven.com/rep-craven@rilegislature.gov(401) 294-2222
58Newberry, B481246.96931503301000-https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100058237892998https://twitter.com/BrianCNewberryrep-newberry@rilegislature.gov(401) 222-2259
59Biah, N3146.38450481000126-https://www.facebook.com/NathanBiahDistrict3https://twitter.com/NathanBiahrep-biah@rilegislature.gov(401) 241-9391
60Phillips, R511046.1862970300221https://www.facebook.com/Representative-Robert-D-Phillips-623957427619322/rep-phillips@rilegislature.gov(401) 762-2010
61Batista, J12145.8614476230092-https://www.facebook.com/BatistaforD12https://twitter.com/jfbatista12http://josephalmeida.com/rep-batista@rilegislature.gov(401) 533-2226
62Barros, J59645.57250647001141https://www.facebook.com/RepBarros/https://twitter.com/Jpbarrosrirep-barros@rilegislature.gov(401) 222-2466
63McLaughlin, J571044.888444800001https://www.facebook.com/CarlosTobon/https://twitter.com/carlostobonhttp://www.carlostobon.com/rep-mclaughlin@rilegislature.gov(401) 741-1834
64Noret, T25244.360448530017-https://www.facebook.com/NoretRIStateRep25/rep-noret@rilegislature.gov(401) 641-0813
64Nardone, G28244.370424470100120-https://www.facebook.com/RepNardonehttps://www.nardonedistrict28.com/rep-nardone@rilegislature.gov(401) 821-2360
66Bennett, D201043.366506270017-https://www.facebook.com/DaveBennettRN/http://joinbennett.blogspot.com/rep-bennett@rilegislature.gov(401) 480-4647
67Vella-Wilkinson, C21442.95920783700651https://www.facebook.com/VellaWilkinson/https://twitter.com/vellawilkinsonhttps://vellawilkinson.weebly.com/rep-vella-wilkinson@rilegislature.gov(401) 952-7340
68Morgan, P2614249384143010037-https://www.facebook.com/PatriciaforRIhttps://twitter.com/repmorganhttps://www.repmorgan.com/rep-morgan@rilegislature.gov(401) 862-3040
69Azzinaro, S371241.9793345170053-https://www.facebook.com/VoteSamAzzinaro/https://www.samazzinarori.com/rep-azzinaro@rilegislature.gov(401) 596-1434
70Shekarchi, J23841.5642467270001https://twitter.com/JoeShekarchihttps://joeshekarchi.com/rep-shekarchi@rilegislature.gov(401) 222-2466
71Quattrocchi, R41441.162503270100163-https://www.facebook.com/RI-Representative-Bob-Quattrocchi-520079718194245/https://twitter.com/BobQuattrocchirep-quattrocchi@rilegislature.gov(401) 764-5143
72Price, J3964167383930100381https://www.facebook.com/JustinPriceRI/https://twitter.com/justinpricerihttp://justinpriceri.com/rep-price@rilegislature.gov(401) 222-2259
73Corvese, A552237.254178800001rep-corvese@rilegislature.gov(401) 353-8695
74Perez, R13132.7545027700182-https://www.facebook.com/Ramonperezforstaterep13/https://twitter.com/mahr_ee_ohhttps://ramonperez4staterep.wixsite.com/ramonrep-perez@rilegislature.gov(401) 301-6599
75Costantino, G44829.746631430002https://www.facebook.com/RepGregCostantino/rep-costantino@rilegislature.gov(401) 426-0284

How We Rank

Score is the cumulative total of the legislator's scores in all metrics divided by their scoring weight. Voting records represent 70% of their total score and are broken down as follows - Civil Rights Voting Record: 30%, Open Government Voting Record: 20%, Environmental Voting Record: 20%. Constituent outreach represents 25% of their total score with Social Media Outreach counting for 15% and Town Hall Meetings counting for 10%. Lastly, the member's vote for leadership counts for 5% of their overall score. The highest possible score is 105.

Civil Rights Voting Record is the cumulative total of the legislator's floor and committee votes that supported the ACLU position divided by the total number of votes the member could have participated in (committee votes were only counted if the member was present for the vote), calculated as a percentage (0-100). Source: RI ACLU 2021 Legislative Agenda.

Open Government Voting Record is the cumulative total of the legislator's floor and committee votes that supported the Common Cause position divided by the total number of votes the member could have participated in (committee votes were only counted if the member was present for the vote), calculated as a percentage (0-100). Source: Common Cause RI 2021 official lobbying report.

Environmental Voting Record is the cumulative total of the legislator's floor and committee votes that supported the Environmental Council of RI position divided by the total number of votes the member could have participated in (committee votes were only counted if the member was present for the vote), calculated as a percentage (0-100). Source: Environmental Council of RI 2021 Legislative Agenda.

Social Media Outreach is the cumulative average of points awarded, scaled to 100. Legislators received points for having proper Facebook and Twitter profiles, and further points if these profiles/pages were actively used for political purposes. Further points were awarded for members who consistently respond to reasonable comments. Additionally, points were awarded for having a political website with proper information prominently displayed. For complete social media scoring rules, see our Social Media Rankings. Source: Legislator Facebook pages and Twitter profiles.

Town Hall Meetings is scored based on a range of the number of reported and verified publicly advertised open group meetings (in-person or virtual) that the legislator held with constituents from June 2020 thru June 2021. A legislator received 25 points for holding 1 meeting, 50 points for 2-3 meetings, 75 points for 4-6 meetings, and a perfect score of 100 points for 7 or more meetings in the year. Source: Self-reported by legislators, verified by RI Rank.

Leadership Vote is scored based on how the member voted for either House Speaker or Senate President at the beginning of the session in 2021. If there was a leadership nominee who scored "Excellent" overall in our 2020 Rankings (there were none), members who voted for this person received a score of 200 for this metric, and 0 if they did not (including abstaining). If there was a nominee who scored "Poor" overall in our 2020 Rankings, members received a score of 0 if they voted for that person, and at least 100 points if they did not (including abstaining). If there were no "Excellent" scored nominees running for leadership (only "OK" and/or "Poor" nominees), members receive a score of 100 for this metric whether they voted for a nominee with an "OK" overall score or abstained. This score carries for two years since leadership is only voted on after an election year. Source: Official vote tallies from each chamber.

Election Strength is informational only and plays no part in the overall score. This metric measures how competitive a legislator's past elections (2016-2020) have been and their margin of victory when opposed. Higher numbers indicate greater margins of victory, especially in recent races. Lower scores indicate uncontested elections and/or low margins of victory.

Primary Election Opponent is informational only and plays no part in the overall score. This indicates how many publicly declared opponents the incumbent has in the 2022 primary election. A black box indicates the member is not running for re-election. A dash indicates they have no primary opponent.

For detailed metrics on each segment and full details of our methodology, visit the Rankings page