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M. Teresa Paiva-Weed's Biography
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M. Teresa Paiva-Weed
JD, Catholic University, 1984
BA, Providence College, 1981
President, Rhode Island State Senate, 2009-2017
Senator, Rhode Island State Senate, 1992-2017
Majority Leader, Rhode Island State Senate, 2004-2009
Delegate, Democratic National Convention, 2008
Member, Newport Democratic City Committee, 1988-present
Ex Oficio Member, All Committees, Rhode Island State Senate
Member, Governors Juvenile Justice Task Force
Former Member, Rhode Island Blue Ribbon Task Force
Former Member, Senate Commission on Judicial Selection
Former Member, Supreme Task Force to Examine the Administrative Adjudication Court
Member, Rhode Island State Investment Commission, 1995-2017
Member, Senate Select Commission on Quasi Public Agencies, 2000-2001
Member, Rhode Island Commission on Judicial Tenure and Discipline, 1996-2000
Member, Rhode Island Senate Oil Spill Investigation Commission, 1995-1996
Member, Rhode Island Trust and Investment Commission, 1994-1996
Member, Rhode Island Senate Commission on Judicial Reform, 1994-1995
Chair, Newport Affordable Housing Commission, 1986-1987
Attorney, Moore, Virgadamo, & Lynch, 1985-2009
Religious, Civic, and other Memberships
Member, American Bar Association
Member, East Bay Economic Initiative
Advisory Board Member, Fort Adams Foundation
Member, Jesus Saviour Church
Honorary Chair, Martin Luther King, Jr. Charitable Scholarship Fund
Member, Newport Bar Association
Member, Newport Convention and Visitors Bureau
Former Chair, Newport County Convention and Visitors' Bureau
Former Board Member, Newport 's Edward King House Senior Center
Member, Rhode Island State Bar Association
Honorary Member, Rhode Island Women in Higher Education
Member, Rotary International
Member, Save the Bay
Member, Sullivan School Family Center
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