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Fire Capt. Michael Morin Sworn in as State Rep.

Morin, a Democrat, will serve in the seat formerly occupied by Woonsocket Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt.

Michael Morin. Courtesy photo
Michael Morin. Courtesy photo
Woonsocket Fire Capt. Michael Morin on Tuesday was sworn as the new District 49 state representative.

Morin, a Democrat, last month won a special election to fill the House seat formerly occupied by Lisa Baldelli-Hunt. Baldelli-Hunt in November was elected mayor of Woonsocket.

Morin defeated Douglas T. Brown and Mark Chenot in January's primary.

"I am honored to serve the people of District 49 and I look forward to fulfilling the duties they’ve entrusted to me," Morin said in a statement. "I plan to work hard to learn quickly, because even though I’m getting here almost halfway through the session, I want my constituents to be fully represented."

Secretary of State A. Ralph Mollis administered the oath to Morin, who was joined by his mother, Ann Marie Morin. She held the Bible for the ceremony. Also in attendance were his brother, David Morin and his fiancé Marilyn Zuller; brother Christopher Morin; stepsister Sarah Kulaz, niece Julie Houle; his friend Patty Tatro, his mother’s friend Bob Royley, and others.

Morin, 48, He has been a member of the Woonsocket Fire Department for 26 years and is the former president of the Woonsocket Firefighters, Local 732. He has lived in Woonsocket for more than 40 years and is the youngest of seven children. He's a 1983 graduate of Woonsocket High School and holds a degree in fire sciences from the Community College of Rhode Island

Robin Crane March 05, 2014 at 06:49 AM
Congratulations Mike, best of luck in your new venture.
Nelson Aldrich March 05, 2014 at 08:25 AM
Go get 'em debt junkie.
Russell Archambault March 05, 2014 at 08:44 AM
I think he will work hard for the city that he also lives in, remember!!! In all the fire stuff that I have to deal with, he always has been fair and honest and respectful to me. Yes, he is a union rep, and he does a great job for his union. Now he will have to play a delicate balancing act. You have to give him credit, he does not give up.
jack March 05, 2014 at 08:51 AM
Mike will fit in well with the democrat team led by Gordon Fox. I am sure this year will be another productive year for the taxpayers of Rhode Island.Buckle up and hold on to your wallets.
Mew March 05, 2014 at 04:35 PM
@Russ, balancing act, are you kidding,he will be in there fighting for his union guys period!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! the taxpayers of Woonsocket will get it right up the WAZOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!! AMEN!

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