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M. Teresa Paiva Weed serves the people of Newport and Jamestown in District 13. From the shores of First Beach and cobblestone walkways of Historic Hill to Artillery Park in Jamestown, Sen. Paiva Weed listens to her constituents and makes sure their voices are heard at the State House.

On Smith Hill, Teresa stands strongly for both her district and Rhode Islanders, working on issues including fostering job creation, a quality education system and access to affordable healthcare. In her community, she has championed initiatives to protect the bay, invest in Fort Adams and the local economy, ensure safety on the Pell Bridge, and bolster the strong defense industry in and around Newport and Jamestown.

Senator Paiva Weed proudly represents the people of Newport and Jamestown and has earned the trust of her fellow colleagues for her passion and perseverance on the Senate floor. In 2009, Teresa Paiva Weed was elected the first woman President of the Rhode Island Senate, and she is presently in her fifth term as Senate President.