About Teresa

About Teresa

Teresa Tanzi was first elected as State Representative in District 34 (Narragansett, Peace Dale and Wakefield) in 2010. She and her husband, Dr. Eric Buchbaum, live in Wakefield with their daughter, Delia, their dog, chickens, bees and a never ending parade of foster dogs. 


Awards & Honors

Teresa received the “Distinguished Service Award” in April, 2022 from the American Heart Association, American Cancer Society and the American Lung Association in recognition of her leadership, commitment and tireless efforts to advance policies that will protect Rhode Island youth from the harms of tobacco and nicotine dependence.

Teresa was named “Legislator of the Year” by the Mental Health Association of Rhode Island.  She was honored for her dedication to the mental health community, for sponsoring legislation to increase access to care and prevent suicide, and for her work with the Washington County Health Equity Zone.

Cell Phone:
(401) 527-9468


P.O. Box 5134
Wakefield, RI 02880