STATE HOUSE — The Senate today re-elected Sen.
Harold M. Metts to serve as its President Pro Tempore for the 2019-2020 General
The President Pro Tempore presides over the
Senate in the absence of the President.
“I am deeply honored that my colleagues
in the Senate have put their faith in me and am very grateful to Senate
President Ruggerio, Majority Leader McCaffrey and all the members of the Senate
for electing me to this leadership post. With the Lord guiding my hand, I will
do my utmost to uphold the high standards we’ve come to expect of Senate
leadership, and will work hard to help move our state ahead with love for our
Creator and each other,” said Senator Metts (D-Dist. 6, Providence).
Having been first elected to the Senate in
2004, Senator Metts is serving his eighth term. He previously served as a state
representative from 1984 to 1998. A retired assistant principal for the
Providence School Department and a veteran of the Rhode Island Army National
Guard, he serves as a deacon at the Congdon Street Baptist Church.