Senator Zurier sworn in to Rhode Island Senate


Sen. Samuel D. Zurier takes the oath of office, administered by Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea, right. At center is Lauren S. Zurier, the senator’s wife.


STATE HOUSE – Senator Samuel D. Zurier was sworn into the Rhode Island Senate in a State House ceremony this afternoon.

Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea administered the oath of office to Senator Zurier, a Democrat who won the election held Nov. 2 to represent District 3 on Providence’s East Side. The district was previously represented by former Senator Gayle L. Goldin, who resigned in August to serve in the Biden administration.

Senator-elect Zurier served on the Providence City Council from 2011 through 2018, and on the Providence School Board from 2000 to 2002. He co-founded several educational advocacy groups, and works as an attorney in private practice.