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Dear Visitor:


I am seeking reelection to the House District 72 seat (Portsmouth/ Middletown) to continue the effort of representing the needs of my constituents, while working hard for the taxpayer ensuring they get the most from their hard earned money by state government.  In my term as a state representative, I served on the House Committee on Finance, and sub committees on General Government and Environment and Transportation.  While on these committees, I invested hundreds of hours at the state house learning the details about the budgeting, operation and expenditure processes of state government.  I asked questions in the best interest of the taxpayer, politics aside, to the administration, general office holders and the departments to hold them accountable.  I also heard testimony on over 750 pieces of legislation.  The video proof is available below and more will be forthcoming. Putting the time in on committees is critical to making informed votes on the house floor where legislation becomes law. By participating on the finance committee, l learned not only how the sausage was made, but how it was going to be paid for.   I was also honored to serve on Committee for Veteran Affairs and to represent the many veterans in the district.

I look forward to hearing from you and I respectfully ask for your support and vote,


Ken Mendonça
The Committee to Elect Ken Mendonça
20 Peleg Road
Portsmouth, RI 02871



Monday, November 05, 2018 22:52

Dear Citizens of House District 72 in Portsmouth and Middletown

Dear Citizens of House District 72 in Portsmouth and Middletown: During the past two years, I have worked hard on legislation to improve the quality of life in our state. I have concentrated especially on issues that affect you, my constituents in District 72, Middletown and Portsmouth. I am proud of the many times I Read More…

Monday, November 05, 2018 0:32

November 6th Vote Ken Mendonca State Representative District 72

I decided to run for re-election because we need legislators who focus on what is best for constituents and the state. Too many put partisan politics ahead of honestly doing the public’s business. I am asking the residents of Middletown and Portsmouth to reelect me to continue to represent their best interests in an honest Read More…

Sunday, October 21, 2018 15:47

Mendonca helps local business owners (NDN 10/15/18)

My wife and I own and operate a small transportation business on Aquidneck Island. We have been in business for over 25 years and recently have added a subsidiary shuttle service to our thriving business. Along with my business partner Nick Liuzza, this new component of our services includes the use of electric and noiseless Read More…

Sunday, October 21, 2018 15:47

Thanks to Mendonca for support (NDN 10/15/18)

The Vasco da Gama Portuguese/American Society is a recognized 501c3 nonprofit organization providing financial assistance to many local individuals and groups. Although our nonprofit status is recognized by the city of Newport we have worked to gain such status with the state of Rhode Island for the past eight years. As a small charitable group Read More…