Frank G. Ferri|
(February 2, 1954 - living) U.S.A.
Frank, a Rhode Island native, grew up in Providence before earning a degree in business from Bryant University. He has been a Warwick resident since 1985 and owns the Town Hall Lanes bowling alley.
He is a Democratic member of the Rhode Island House of Representatives, representing the District 22 since a special election in November 2007. His distrct is located in Warwick and includes the neighborhoods of Warwick Neck and Oakland Beach.
Frank won the Democratic primary election held on October 24, 2007 to succeed Rep. Peter T. Ginaitt (D-Warwick), who had stepped down halfway through his eighth two-year term. Frank won 57% of the vote in the three-way primary election, defeating party-endorsed candidate Edgar Ladouceur and Olin Thompson. In the general election, he faced Republican Jonathan Wheeler and independent Carlo Pisaturo, receiving 53% of the vote to Wheeler's 33% and Pisaturo's 14%. He was elected in a special election held on November 27, 2007 and was sworn-in on December 19, 2007.
The Chair of Marriage Equality RI, he is openly gay. Along with Rep. Gordon D. Fox (D-Providence), he serves as one of two openly LGBT members of the Rhode Island General Assembly. His campaign won the support of the Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund.
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