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Spotlight: Rhode Island AG Peter Neronha

Areas of focus since taking office include:

  1. Protecting civil rights to ensure communities are free from discrimination
  2. Advocating for Rhode Islanders to have quality healthcare that is accessible and affordable.
  3. Leading the way in environmental enforcement, from protecting public access to the state’s coastal and waterfront resources to making sure major energy facilities are properly regulated.

Professional background: Peter Neronha was elected as the 40th Rhode Island Attorney General in 2018. He previously served as the U.S. Attorney for the District of Rhode Island under President Barack Obama from 2009-2017. While in this role, he made public corruption a top priority and prosecuted numerous cases against state and local elected officials. AG Neronha also served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the same district, and earlier as an Assistant AG in the Rhode Island AG’s Office. AG Neronha began his legal career in private practice in Boston

Education: AG Neronha received his B.A. and his J.D. from Boston College where he was a members of the Boston College Law Review.

Personal: AG Neronha and his wife, Shelly, have two children.