Scott A. Slater

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Scott Slater
Member of the Rhode Island House of Representatives
from the 10th[1] district
Assumed office
November 2009
Preceded byThomas C. Slater
Personal details
Born (1975-05-28) May 28, 1975 (age 43)
NationalityAmerican
Political partyDemocratic
ResidenceProvidence, Rhode Island
Alma materBryant University

Scott A. Slater[2] (born May 28, 1975) is an American politician. He has been a Democratic member of the Rhode Island House of Representatives representing District 10 since 2009.

He is on the Legislative Oversight Commission of the Edward O. Hawkins and Thomas C. Slater Medical Marijuana Act, which first met in 2017. [3]

Early life and education[edit]

Scott A. Slater was born May 28, 1975[citation needed] to Thomas C. Slater and Jody McKierman of Providence, Rhode Island, he had two siblings:[4] Ellen and Gary[5][6] Slater earned his BS degree from Bryant University.[citation needed]

Career[edit]

First campaigns[edit]

He became a Democratic member of the Rhode Island House of Representatives representing District 10 since the November 2009 special election to replace his father, seven term Representative Thomas C. Slater.[citation needed] 2010 saw Slater challenged in the September 23, 2010 Democratic Primary, winning with 1,209 votes (61.1%)[7] and winning the November 2, 2010 General election with 2,023 votes (89.7%) against Republican nominee Brian Mayben.[8] 2012 Slater was unopposed for the September 11, 2012 Democratic Primary, winning with 680 votes[9] and won the November 6, 2012 General election with 2,896 votes (90.4%) against Republican nominee James Entwistle.[10]

In 2014, police cleared Slater of any wrongdoing after an investigation into his handling of a mail ballot. The investigation happened after a video appeared of Slater carrying what appeared to be a ballot.[11]

Recent petitions[edit]

On March 28, 2017, the Legislative Oversight Commission of the Edward O. Hawkins and Thomas C. Slater Medical Marijuana Act met for the first time, with Slater included as the representative of the House. His father had pushed the bill through eight years earlier. [3] As of April 2017, he was speaking out as a proponent of the legalization of marijuana in his state, arguing it could be a good source of tax revenue beyond what the state already took in from medical marijuana.[12] In April 2017, he opposed a bill to create a statewide drinking water board "with the authority to negotiate partial or full acquisitions of water systems in the state," arguing the bill was "deliberately vague on the details" and didn't specify a process.[13] As of May 2017, he and Josh Miller were the primary sponsors of legislation to legalize marijuana.[14]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Representative Scott A. Slater". Providence, Rhode Island: Rhode Island General Assembly. Retrieved February 26, 2014.
  2. ^ "Scott Slater's Biography". Project Vote Smart. Retrieved February 26, 2014.
  3. ^ a b Bogdan, Jennifer (March 19, 2017), "Political Scene: At long last, R.I.'s medical marijuana oversight panel will meet", Providence Journal, retrieved May 26, 2017
  4. ^ "R.I. Rep. Thomas Slater dead at 68". WPRI.com. Archived from the original on February 24, 2012. Retrieved August 11, 2009.
  5. ^ "Thomas C. Slater", The Providence Journal, August 12, 2009, retrieved May 28, 2017
  6. ^ Henry, Ray (August 11, 2009), "Thomas Slater, 68; R.I. lawmaker led fight on marijuana", The Boston Globe, retrieved May 28, 2017
  7. ^ "2010 Statewide Primary, Representative in General Assembly District 10". Providence, Rhode Island: Secretary of State of Rhode Island. Retrieved February 26, 2014.
  8. ^ "2010 General Election, Representative in General Assembly District 10". Providence, Rhode Island: Secretary of State of Rhode Island. Retrieved February 26, 2014.
  9. ^ "2012 Statewide Primary, Representative in General Assembly District 10". Providence, Rhode Island: Secretary of State of Rhode Island. Retrieved February 26, 2014.
  10. ^ "2012 General Election, Representative in General Assembly District 10". Providence, Rhode Island: Secretary of State of Rhode Island. Retrieved February 26, 2014.
  11. ^ Mooney, Tom (October 30, 2014), "State police have cleared state Rep. Scott A. Slater of any possible wrong-doing after investigating his handling of a mail ballot last weekend.", Providence Journal, retrieved May 27, 2017
  12. ^ O'Brien, Matt (April 10, 2017), "'We'll definitely be able to beat Massachusetts to the punch.' R.I. eyes recreational marijuana", Boston Globe, retrieved May 26, 2017
  13. ^ Hill, John (April 13, 2017), "Providence lawmaker proposes statewide water authority", Providence Journal, retrieved May 26, 2017
  14. ^ Miller, Josh (May 10, 2017), "Josh Miller and Scott Slater: We've studied pot long enough", Providence Journal, retrieved May 27, 2017

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