K. Joseph Shekarchi

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Joe Shekarchi
Majority Leader of the Rhode Island House of Representatives
Assumed office
January 3, 2017
Preceded byJohn DeSimone
Member of the Rhode Island House of Representatives
from the 23rd district
Assumed office
January 1, 2013
Preceded byRobert Flaherty
Personal details
Born (1962-05-17) May 17, 1962 (age 57)
Political partyDemocratic
EducationSuffolk University (BA, JD)
WebsiteOfficial website

K. Joseph Shekarchi[1] (born May 17, 1962) is an American politician and a Democratic member of the Rhode Island House of Representatives representing District 23 since January 1, 2013.[2] He has served the residents of District 23 in Warwick since first being elected in November 2012. He was chairman of the House Labor Committee until his Democratic colleagues elected him as the House Majority Leader in November 2016[3].

Education[edit]

Shekarchi earned his bachelor's degree in government from Suffolk University and his JD from the Suffolk University Law School.

Elections[edit]

  • 2012 When District 23 Democratic Representative Robert Flaherty failed to qualify for the ballot, Shekarchi was unopposed for the September 11, 2012 Democratic Primary, winning with 536 votes[4] and won the November 6, 2012 General election with 4,302 votes (67.9%) against Republican nominee John Falkowski.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Joseph Shekarchi's Biography". Project Vote Smart. Retrieved February 24, 2014.
  2. ^ "Representative K. Joseph Shekarchi". Providence, Rhode Island: Rhode Island General Assembly. Retrieved February 24, 2014.
  3. ^ "State of Rhode Island General Assembly". State of Rhode Island General Assembly. Retrieved 2018-06-26.
  4. ^ "2012 Statewide Primary, Representative in General Assembly District 23". Providence, Rhode Island: Secretary of State of Rhode Island. Retrieved February 24, 2014.
  5. ^ "2012 General Election, Representative in General Assembly District 23". Providence, Rhode Island: Secretary of State of Rhode Island. Retrieved February 24, 2014.

External links[edit]

Rhode Island House of Representatives
Preceded by
John DeSimone
Majority Leader of the Rhode Island House of Representatives
2017–present
Incumbent