Place, Chippendale to continue in Republican Caucus leadership roles

Reps. David Place and Michael Chippendale.

PROVIDENCE– Rhode Island House Republicans unanimously elected Michael Chippendale of Foster as minority leader, and David Place of Burrillville as minority whip, to continue in their caucus leadership roles.

“I’m happy to receive the support of my Republican caucus mates to continue in the role of House minority leader,” said Chippendale, who serves District 40 in Foster, Glocester and Coventry. “As the recessionary trends continue to deepen, it will become more important than ever for the General Assembly to legislate responsibly and to be a prudent steward of the public treasury. I look forward to working with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle as we focus on the challenges that face the people of our state.”

Place, who represents District 47 in Burrillville and Glocester, was first named House minority whip in June. He wast elected to the General Assembly in 2018 after serving for eight years on the Burrillville Town Council. He is a member of the House Committee on Judiciary, House Committee on Municipal Government, and House Committee on Veteran’s Affairs. The Republican representative works for American Tool Company and lives in Harrisville with wife Erin Place.

“I’m honored to have earned the trust of my friends and colleagues,” said Place. “I look forward to supporting Leader Chippendale and our caucus as a whole.”

The two are among just seven Republican representatives in the Democrat-led state body in 2023.

In addition to Chippendale and Place, the minority caucus is comprised of the following elected members: Reps. George Nardone of District 28; Brian Newberry of District 48; Robert Quattrocchi of District 41; and Sherry Roberts of District 29, and Representative-elect Brian Rea of District 53. 

For more information on the House Minority Caucus, visit

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