Michael Tarro

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Michael Tarro
Rhode Island House of Representatives District 8
Former member
In office
2011 - 2013
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sBryant University
J.D.Suffolk University Law School
Michael A. Tarro (b. April 22, 1963) is a former Democratic member of the Rhode Island House of Representatives, representing District 8 from 2011 to 2013.


Tarro earned his B.S. from Bryant University and his J.D. from Suffolk University Law School. His professional experience includes working as an attorney and as the Assistant City Solicitor for the City of Providence.[1]

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Tarro served on the following committees:



See also: Rhode Island House of Representatives elections, 2012

Tarro ran for re-election in District 8 and was defeated in the Democratic primary on September 11 by Elizabeth Libby Kimzey and John Joseph Lombardi.[2][3]

Rhode Island House of Representatives, District 8 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Lombardi 52.3% 782
Elizabeth Kimzey 35.4% 529
Michael Tarro Incumbent 12.2% 183
Total Votes 1,494


See also: Rhode Island House of Representatives elections, 2010

Tarro defeated Anthony Scarcella and Nathan Barchus in the September 14 Democratic primary and defeated independent Robert Berrillo in the November 2 general election.[4][5]

Rhode Island House District 8
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Michael Tarro (D) 1520
Robert Berrillo (I) 492

Campaign donors


In 2010, Tarro raised a total of $16,157 in campaign funds.[6] His top contributors were:

Donor Amount
Tarro, Michael A $2,567
Decrescenzco, Gregory $1,000
Decrescenzco, Gregory $300
Solomon, Anthony J $300
Ricci, Armando J $300


Tarro has three children, Michael, Kaitlyn and Brandon.[1]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Steven Costantino (D)
Rhode Island House of Representatives - District 8
Succeeded by
John Joseph Lombardi (D)