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John J. LombardiDEMDemocrat State Representative, District 8
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RIResidence (state)

John J. Lombardi (born April 30, 1952) is an American Democratic politician from Providence, Rhode Island. As President of the Providence City Council, he served as acting mayor for four months between the conviction of Buddy Cianci and the election of David Cicilline. Lombardi grew up in Federal Hill on DePasquale Avenue and graduated from Mount Pleasant High School in 1970. He attended Rhode Island College, earning a Bachelor of Arts in 1975. He worked as a teacher, earning a Master of Arts in Secondary Education from Rhode Island College in 1982, before turning his interests to law. He received a Juris Doctor from Suffolk University Law School in 1987. In 1984, he was elected to the Providence City Council, representing Ward 13. In 1999, Lombardi was elected President of the City Council, and served until 2006. When Vincent Cianci was convicted and was forced to step down, Lombardi, as City Council President, took over.Since 1984, he has represented Ward 13, consisting of the neighborhoods of Federal Hill and West End. Lombardi lost the 2010 Democratic mayoral primary to Angel Taveras, finishing second with 29% of the vote to Taveras's 48%.In 2012, Lombardi won a three-way race to represent the neighborhoods of Federal Hill, Manton and Olneyville in the Rhode Island House of Representatives.

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Education5 - 5 of 3
Suffolk University College of Law
JD
1987
Rhode Island College
MED Secondary Education
1982
Rhode Island College
BA Social Studies
1975
Past Positions1 - 9 of 9
Representative
Rhode Island State House of Representatives
2013 - Current
President
City Council, Providence, Rhode Island
1999 - 2006
Mayor
City of Providence
2002 - 2003
Former Member
City Council, Providence, Rhode Island
Attorney
Broadway Providence Rhode Island
Current
Legal Counsel
Rhode Island Senate Labor & Corporations Committees
1989 - 1992
Substitute Teacher
Social Studies, Providence School Department
1975 - 1980
Former Teacher
Social Studies, Notre Dame High School, Central Falls
Former Associate Judge
Providence Municipal Court
Other Experience1 - 5 of 5
Former President
Zuccolo Recreation
Former President
Federal Hill House
Member
Rhode Island Bar Association
Former Member
Small Business Committee, Rhode Island State House of Representatives
Former Member
Environment and Natural Resources Committee, Rhode Island State House of Representatives