I am a lifelong resident of the East Bay and have been a Portsmouth resident for 24 years. I graduated from Rogers High School in Newport and earned a Bachelor of Science Degree, in Information Systems Science and a Master of Business Administration from Salve Regina University.

Professionally I have been employed by Rite-Solutions for 16 years as a systems engineer/program manager supporting the Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC).  I’ve been employed in the Aquidneck Island defense industry for over 27 years and prior to that period I was employed by a high technology firm in Middletown for nine years.

I have been married for 27 years to Nancy (Wilson), an educator at the Portsmouth Middle School. Our daughter, Kaleigh, attended Portsmouth Public Schools and is graduate of RIC.

I was elected to serve the citizens of Portsmouth and Middletown in the House of Representative District 72 in November 2016 for one term.   I was a Member of the House Committee on Finance, sub committee on General Government, and sub committee on Environment and Transportation.  I was also a member the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs.


Ken Mendonça