Netroots Nation: Speaker/Trainer Profile

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State Rep. Chris Blazejewski

Chris Blazejewski is a Rhode Island state representative, serving the City of Providence. A lifelong Rhode Islander, he was elected on November 2, 2010, with over 71% of the vote. Last year, he oversaw passage of legislation promoting social ventures, renewable energy, open space preservation, and electoral reform. The first in his family to attend college, Chris received his undergraduate and law degrees from Harvard University. While at Harvard, Chris clerked for the Rhode Island state courts and taught undergraduate courses in economics, ethics, and law. After law school, Chris started a nonprofit organization providing free college counseling to public high school students. He also co-founded the Providence chapters of Drinking Liberally and Young Lawyers for Obama. Now an attorney at Sherin and Lodgen LLP, Chris represents Rhode Island and Massachusetts businesses and nonprofits. He is married to Ami Gada, a high school history teacher and urban education policy specialist.

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