During tough times, Frank has proven his leadership abilities.
Throughout his eight years in the Rhode Island State Senator, Frank was instrumental in passing many important pieces of legislation. In the area of taxation, Frank has sponsored Bills intended to cut tax liability. For instance, Frank introduced a Bill to exempt a prior year’s State tax refund from the calculation of the current year’s adjusted gross income. He fought for the Exemption of Property Taxes for Disabled Veterans in Cranston as well as the surviving spouse of a police officer or firefighter killed in the line of duty. He strongly supported the reduction in the minimum corporate tax, and fought for a 10 year statute of limitation on the collection of back taxes.
COMMON SENSE POLICIES
Frank supports policies that simply make common sense.
As a Senator, Frank was the Lead sponsor on the Peter Falk Exploitation of Elders will to combat fiscal abuse and the isolation of seniors. Frank also sought to enforce the use of designated disability parking spaces by vehicles without the required placard. He also stiffened the notice requirements to local police when a registered sex offender moves into a housing facility near our public schools.
Perhaps the most common sense of all was the law Frank sponsored to give immunity to Food donors who donate their unused food to local pantries and homeless shelters. That bill earned Frank the award for stewardship with the RI Hospitality Industry.
Frank is proud to follow the Lombardi family tradition of public service. (His brother John Lombardi was Mayor of Providence (2002-2003) and a longtime popular city councilman and Providence Mayoral candidate in 2010 and current State Representative.)
Frank belongs to several organizations including the RI Bar Association, RI Trial Lawyers Association, ATLA and Volunteer Lawyers Program. He is a former board member of St. Rocco's School and St. Mary's Academy Board of Trustees. Frank also served as Vice President for the Probate Judge's Association and sat on the Board of Directors for the Justinian Law Society. He has earned awards from the RI Bar Association for his pro bono work for the poor including the Pro Bono Publico Award and the Continuing Service Award.
Frank earned the Rhode Island Soccer Coaches Association Referee Of The Year Award in 8 out of the last 10 years culminating in the renaming of the award to the Frank Lombardi Referee of the Year. Frank was featured in the Hometown Sports Hero segment on WPRI-TV for his dedication to youth sports.
He also volunteers his officiating to the annual Tony Tribelli Tournament to increase revenues for the Athletic programs in Cranston and is President of the Rhode Island Soccer Officials Association.
Frank is dedicated to making his community a better place to live, work, and raise a family. He seeks to achieve this goal by always being accessible to his district. He has moved his law office to Cranston in order to have a more prominent presence in the district.
He believes lawmakers can do more to put Rhode Island on the right track. Frank is running for re-election to the Rhode Island State Senate to represent the residents of Cranston.