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Alfred Gemma
Rhode Island House District 20
Former member
Term in office began
Term in office ended
Political party Democratic
Profession Business owner
Alfred Gemma (b. January 27, 1939) was a Democratic member of the Rhode Island House of Representatives, representing District 20. He served from 2004 to 2010


Gemma attended Mount Pleasant High School in 1956. He also attended Providence College in 1956. He then attended Brown University from 1956 to 1959.

Professional experience

Gemma served in the United States Army from 1959 to 1960. He then served in the United States Army Reserve from 1960 to 1961. He has worked as owner of Gemma's Auto Body since 1961.

Political experience

Gemma served as a Committeeman on the Warwick Democrat City Committee from 1976 to 1978. He then served as Co-Chair of the President Jimmy Carter Campaign Committee from 1979 to 1980. In 1985, he was a delegate at the Rhode Island State Constitutional Convention. He also served on the Warwick City Council from 1992 to 1998. In 2004, Gemma won a special election to the Rhode Island House of Representatives. He has served in that position since, representing the 20th District.

Committee assignments

While a member of the Rhode Island House of Representatives, Gemma served on the following committees:



See also: Rhode Island House of Representatives elections, 2010

Gemma ran unsuccessfully for re-election to the 20th District Seat in 2010. David Bennett defeated him in the September 14 Democratic primary election. Bennett faced Republican Henri Koldyk and Moderate William Pierce, III in the general election on November 2, 2010.[1]


In 2008 Gemma was re-elected to the Rhode Island House District 20. Gemma (D) ran unopposed and finished with 5,151 votes.[2] Gemma raised $8,309 for her campaign fund.[3]

Rhode Island House District 20
Candidates Votes

Green check mark transparent.png Alfred Gemma (D) 5,151


Gemma and his wife, Ann, have three children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Rhode Island House of Representatives - District 20
Succeeded by
David Bennett (D)