STATE HOUSE — Rep. Terri Cortvriend (D-Dist. 72, Portsmouth, Middletown) was formally sworn into office Tuesday, Jan. 1, as the 2019-20 session of the Rhode Island General Assembly convened.
Representative Cortvriend was one of 14 new members of the House of Representatives who took the oath of office, which was administered to all 75 House members by Rhode Island Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea.
The House of Representatives began its legislative year with a program of activities that included the re-election of Rep. Nicholas Mattiello (D-Dist. 15, Cranston) as the Speaker of the House. Elected Speaker in March 2014, Mattiello began his second full two-year term today with an address to the House members and other assembled officials and guests.
Representative Cortvriend is the owner of Ocean Link, Inc., a marine plumbing firm that she founded. Cortvriend served on the Portsmouth School Committee from 2004 to 2008 and from 2012 to 2018, the last four years as chairwoman. She lives in Portsmouth with her partner, Charles A. Perry.