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Lawyer , politician

Donald J. Lally, state legislator. Active Narragansett Bay Project, Rhode Island Aqua Fund Advisory Board; member Narragansett Democratic Town Committee; Member of United States Supreme Court Bar Association, United States Federal Court Bar Association, Rhode Island Bar Association, Narrow River Preservation Association, Pettaquamscutt History Society, Narragansett Lions Club.

Background

Lally was born 22 February 1955 in Rhode Island and he attended East Providence High School in East Providence, graduating in 1973.

Education

Bachelor, University Rhode Island, 1977. Juris Doctor, New England School Law, 1980.

Career

From 2010 Lally served as House Deputy Majority Whip. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Rhode Island in 1977, and attended the New England School of Law, graduating with a Juris Doctor degree in 1998. Donald Lally was first elected as a state representative on 8 November 1988 into the 48th District.

Upon downsizing of the House of Representatives from 100 to 75 members in the 2002 election, Lally ran against Republican challenger Harriet E. Powell and was elected by a margin of 58% - 42% to serve in the 33rd District. Running in a four-way race, Lally was re-elected on 4 November 2008. He since 2010 during the tenure of Gordon D. Fox as Speaker of the House he has served as Deputy Majority Whip.

During to 2009-2010 legislative session, Lally served on the House Committee on Judiciary, and the House Committee on Municipal Government.

Membership

Active Narragansett Bay Project, Rhode Island Aqua Fund Advisory Board. Member Narragansett Democratic Town Committee. Member of United States Supreme Court Bar Association, United States Federal Court Bar Association, Rhode Island Bar Association, Narrow River Preservation Association, Pettaquamscutt History Society, Narragansett Lions Club.

Connections

Married Sandra L. Arnold. Children: Jessica Lynn, Connor James.

spouse:
Sandra L. Arnold

children:
Jessica Lynn Lally

Connor James Lally