+ − Contact Information
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Phone: (617) 943-6532
+ − Biography
Jason P. Knight (D) represents District 67 in Barrington and Warren. He was first elected in November 2016. He is a member of the House Committee on Judiciary, the House Committee on Oversight, the House Committee on Environment and Natural Resources, and the House Committee on Special Legislation.
In his first term in the House, he sponsored successful bills to facilitate economic growth in plant-based industries and agriculture, and to allow churches and religious organizations to require national criminal background checks for employees and volunteers working with children. He was a cosponsor of the 2018 law that banned bump stocks and modifications to make semi-automatic weapons work like fully automatic weapons.
Representative Knight served eight years in the United States Navy as an enlisted nuclear power operator. He taught at the Naval Nuclear Power Prototype facility at the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory before completing three and a half years of service on the USS Albuquerque.
Representative Knight received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Emerson College and a Juris Doctor from Suffolk Law School. He was admitted to the Rhode Island Bar and worked for the Rhode Island Department of the Attorney General as a special assistant attorney general from 2006 to 2010.
Representative Knight is now a self-employed attorney and a member of the Rhode Island Bar Association. He is a former member of the Board of Trustees at Temple Habonim in Barrington and also previously served on the board of directors of Arts Alive!
Representative Knight lives in Barrington with his wife Nicole and their two children. He was born on October 28, 1969.