Senate District 22
Smithfield native Melanie DuPont has lived in Rhode Island nearly her whole life. She serves as Secretary for the Executive Committee of the Rhode Island Democratic Party Women’s Caucus. A senior technical writer and computer whiz, Melanie writes policies, standards, processes, procedures, and guidelines for an information technology team.
“As a professional communicator, I see the pain that poor communication causes. I will use my skills to speed the transfer of accurate information, so we legislate with insight, compassion, and efficiency.”
Mel fights for healthcare
She lobbied with LGBTQ Action RI to successfully ban conversion therapy. Then Melanie fought side by side with Planned Parenthood and The Womxn Project as they witnessed Senator Archambault’s betrayal of his campaign promise to pass RHCA; the team then rallied and passed RPA in its place. Committed to lifelong learning and continuous improvement, Melanie earned her diploma from Vancouver Film School’s writing program in 2015, and is currently studying to become an Atlassian Certified Professional Confluence Administrator.