Rep. Stewart sworn in as General Assembly convenes


STATE HOUSE — Rep. Jennifer Stewart (D-Dist. 59, Pawtucket) was formally sworn into office Tuesday, Jan. 3, as the 2023-24 term of the Rhode Island General Assembly convened.

Representative Stewart was one of 12 new members of the House of Representatives who took the oath of office, which was administered by Rhode Island Secretary of State Gregg M. Amore.

The House of Representatives began its legislative year with the re-election of Rep. K. Joseph Shekarchi (D-Dist. 23, Warwick) as the Speaker of the House.

A graduate of the University of Chicago, Representative Stewart has a master’s degree in political science. She teaches at Moses Brown School in Providence. In addition to teaching history and political science, she had a successful seven-year tenure as humanities department chair.

She was a recipient of the U.S. Presidential Scholars Teacher Recognition Award in 2011 and is a 2018-2019 recipient of the Fulbright Distinguished Award for Teaching. Representative Stewart resides in Pawtucket with her husband, Benjamin Evans.