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Representative Jose F. Batista

Member, House Judiciary Committee

Member, House Oversight Committee

Jose F. Batista (D) was elected on Nov. 3, 2020, to represent the people of District 12 in Providence’s South Side and Washington Park neighborhoods. He serves as a member of the House Judiciary Committee and the House Oversight Committee.

Born April 15, 1988, and a life-long resident of South Providence, Representative Batista is the oldest of six children of immigrants from the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico. He attended Providence Public Schools from K-12 and graduated from Classical High School in 2006, Bryant University in 2011 and Roger Williams University School of Law in 2014.

Representative Batista began his legal career at the Rhode Island Public Defender where he represented thousands of indigent Rhode Islanders before opening a solo law practice in South Providence in 2016 where he continues to serve the community.

He also sponsors a baseball team in the same league he played for as a youth in South Providence.

CONTACT INFORMATION:
205 Massachusetts Ave.
Providence, RI 02905
(401) 533-2226