Election Contests and Ballot Measures

November 4, 2014 Rhode Island General Election

Rhode Island

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US Senate
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John F. Reed - D
Websitewww.jackreed2014.com
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Mark S. Zaccaria - R
Websitewww.zaccariaforsenate.com
US House of Representatives
US Representative District 1
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David N. Cicilline - D
Cormick Brendan Lynch - R
Websitewww.cormicklynchforcongress.com
US Representative District 2
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James R. Langevin - D
Websitelangevin.house.gov
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Rhue R. Reis - R
Websitereisforcongress.com
Governor and Lieutenant Governor
Governor
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Robert J. Healey, Jr. - I
Websitewww.votehealey.com
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Allan W. Fung - R
Websitefungforgovernor.com
Kate L. Fletcher - I
Gina M. Raimondo - D
Websitewww.ginaraimondo.com
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Leon M. Kayarian - I
Lieutenant Governor
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Daniel J. McKee - D
Websitewww.mckee4lg.org
William H. Gilbert - I
Tony Jones - I
Catherine Terry Taylor - R
Websitetaylorforltgov.com
Rhode Island Statewide Offices
General Treasurer
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Seth Magaziner - D
Websitesethmagaziner.com
Ernest A. Almonte - I
Attorney General
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Dawson Tucker Hodgson - R
Websitedawsonhodgson.com
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Peter F. Kilmartin - D
Websitepeterkilmartin.com
Secretary Of State
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John M. Carlevale, Sr. - R
Websitejohncarlevale.com
Nellie M. Gorbea - D
Websitenelliegorbea.com
Rhode Island Senate
State Senator District 1
Maryellen Goodwin - D
Websitewww.rilin.state.ri.us/senators/Goodwin
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State Senator District 2
Juan M. Pichardo - D
Websitewww.rilin.state.ri.us/senators/Pichardo
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State Senator District 3
Gayle L. Goldin - D
Websitewww.gaylegoldin.com
State Senator District 4
Dominick J. Ruggerio - D
Websitewww.rilin.state.ri.us/senators/Ruggerio
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State Senator District 5
Paul V. Jabour - D
Websitewww.rilin.state.ri.us/senators/Jabour
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State Senator District 6
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Harold M. Metts - D
Websitewww.rilin.state.ri.us/senators/Metts
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Russell C. Hryzan - I
Websitewww.rethinkri.com
State Senator District 7
Frank A. Ciccone, III - D
Websitewww.rilin.state.ri.us/senators/Ciccone
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State Senator District 8
James E. Doyle, II - D
Websitewww.rilin.state.ri.us/senators/Doyle
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State Senator District 9
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Adam J. Satchell - D
Websitesatchellforsenate.com
Michael J. Pinga - I
State Senator District 10
Walter S. Felag, Jr. - D
Websitewww.rilin.state.ri.us/senators/Felag
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State Senator District 11
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Christopher Scott Ottiano - R
Websitewww.electdrchris.com
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Taylor A. Dame - I
State Senator District 12
Louis P. Dipalma - D
Websitelouisdipalma.com
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State Senator District 13
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Teresa M. Paiva-Weed - D
Websitewww.teresapaivaweed.com
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Michael W. Smith - I
Websitewww.mikesmithforsenate.com
State Senator District 14
Daniel DaPonte - D
Websitewww.rilin.state.ri.us/senators/Daponte
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State Senator District 15
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Stephen R. Lemois - R
Donna M. Nesselbush - D
Websitewww.donnanesselbush.com
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State Senator District 16
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Elizabeth A. Crowley - D
Websitewww.rilin.state.ri.us/senators/Crowley
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Daniel J. Bidondi - I
State Senator District 17
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Keven A. McKenna - D
Websitewww.votekevenmckenna.com
Edward J. O'Neill - I
State Senator District 18
William J. Conley, Jr. - D
Websitewww.rilin.state.ri.us/senators/Conley
State Senator District 19
Ryan William Pearson - D
Websitevoteryanpearson.com
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State Senator District 20
Roger A. Picard - D
Websitewww.rilin.state.ri.us/senators/Picard
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State Senator District 21
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Nicholas D. Kettle - R
Websitenickkettleforrisenate.webs.com
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Margaux S. Morisseau - D
Websitewww.morisseauforrisenate.com
State Senator District 22
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Hasan Alsawaf - R
Websitewww.Hasanalsawaf.us
Stephen R. Archambault - D
Websitearchambaultforstatesenate.com
State Senator District 23
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Paul W. Fogarty - D
Websitewww.rilin.state.ri.us/senators/Fogarty
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Lauri A. Archambault - I
Websitelauriarchambault.com
State Senator District 24
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Marc A. Cote - D
Websitewww.rilin.state.ri.us/senators/Cote/Pages/Biography.aspx
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Michael E. Moniz - I
State Senator District 25
Frank Lombardo, III - D
Websitewww.rilin.state.ri.us/senators/Lombardo
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State Senator District 26
Frank S. Lombardi - D
Websitewww.lombardiforsenate26.com
State Senator District 27
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Hanna M. Gallo - D
Websitehannagallo.com
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Sara E. Sweeney - R
State Senator District 28
Joshua Miller - D
Websitewww.joshuamiller.org
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State Senator District 29
Michael J. McCaffrey - D
Websitewww.rilin.state.ri.us/senators/McCaffrey
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State Senator District 30
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William A. Walaska - D
Websitewww.rilin.state.ri.us/senators/Walaska
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Steven Archer - I
State Senator District 31
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Erin P. Lynch - D
Websitewww.erinlynchri.com
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James M. Roche - I
State Senator District 32
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Cynthia Armour Coyne - D
Websitewww.coyneforsenate.com
David E. Bates - R
State Senator District 33
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Michael E. Madonna - R
Websitebassmadonna.wix.com/mike-33
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Leonidas P. Raptakis - D
Websitewww.rilin.state.ri.us/senators/Raptakis
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State Senator District 34
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Catherine Cool Rumsey - D
Elaine J. Morgan - R
Websitewww.elaineforsenate.com
State Senator District 35
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James M. Callaghan - D
Websitecallaghanforsenate.com
Mark W. Gee - R
Websitewww.geeforsenate.org
State Senator District 36
James C. Sheehan - D
Websitewww.senatorsheehan.com
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State Senator District 37
V. Susan Sosnowski - D
Websitewww.suesosnowski.com
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State Senator District 38
Dennis L. Algiere - R
Websitewww.rilin.state.ri.us/senators/Algiere
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Rhode Island House
State Representative District 1
Edith H. Ajello - D
Websiteedithajello.com
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State Representative District 2
Christopher R. Blazejewski - D
Websitewww.chrisblazejewski.com
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State Representative District 3
Thomas A. Palangio - D
Websitewww.rilin.state.ri.us/representatives/Palangio
State Representative District 4
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J. Aaron Regunberg - D
Websitewww.regunbergforrep.com
Ethan C. Gyles - I
State Representative District 5
John J. Desimone - D
Websitewww.rilin.state.ri.us/representatives/desimone
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State Representative District 6
Raymond A. Hull - D
Websitewww.rayhull.com
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State Representative District 7
Daniel P. McKiernan - D
Websitedanielpmckiernan.com
State Representative District 8
John Joseph Lombardi - D
Websitewww.electjohnlombardi.com
State Representative District 9
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Ana Aljeimy Santana-Sanchez - R
Websitewww.santanawecare.com
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Anastasia P. Williams - D
Websitewww.rilin.state.ri.us/representatives/Williams
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State Representative District 10
Scott Slater - D
Websitewww.rilin.state.ri.us/representatives/Slater
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State Representative District 11
Grace Diaz - D
Websitewww.rilin.state.ri.us/representatives/Diaz
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State Representative District 12
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Joseph S. Almeida, Jr. - D
Websitewww.rilin.state.ri.us/representatives/Almeida
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Luis A. Vargas - I
Websitewww.electluisvargas.com
State Representative District 13
John M. Carnevale - D
Websitewww.rilin.state.ri.us/representatives/Carnevale
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State Representative District 14
Charlene Lima - D
Websitewww.rilin.state.ri.us/representatives/Lima
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State Representative District 15
Nicholas Anthony Mattiello - D
Websitewww.rilin.state.ri.us/representatives/mattiello
State Representative District 16
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Robert B. Lancia - R
Peter G. Palumbo - D
Websitewww.rilin.state.ri.us/representatives/Palumbo
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State Representative District 17
Robert B. Jacquard - D
Websitewww.rilin.state.ri.us/representatives/Jacquard
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State Representative District 18
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Donald R. Gendron - R
Websitewww.donaldgendron.com
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Arthur Handy - D
Websitewww.arthandy.com
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State Representative District 19
Joseph M. McNamara - D
Websitewww.rilin.state.ri.us/representatives/McNamara
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State Representative District 20
David A. Bennett - D
Websitewww.rilin.state.ri.us/representatives/Bennett
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State Representative District 21
Eileen Slattery Naughton - D
Websitewww.rilin.state.ri.us/representatives/Naughton
State Representative District 22
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Ralph Leone - R
Joseph J. Solomon, Jr. - D
State Representative District 23
K. Joseph Shekarchi - D
Websitewww.joeshekarchi.com
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State Representative District 24
Joseph A. Trillo - R
Websitewww.electjoetrillo.com
State Representative District 25
Jared R. Nunes - D
Websitewww.rilin.state.ri.us/representatives/Nunes
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State Representative District 26
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Patricia L. Morgan - R
Websitewww.rilin.state.ri.us/representatives/Morgan
Nicholas A. Denice - D
Paul P. Caianiello, Jr. - R
State Representative District 27
Patricia A. Serpa - D
Websitewww.rilin.state.ri.us/representatives/Serpa/Pages/Biography.aspx
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State Representative District 28
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Scott J. Guthrie - D
Websitewww.rilin.state.ri.us/representatives/Guthrie
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Robert A. Nardolillo - R
Websitewww.trustinbobby.com
State Representative District 29
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Sherry Roberts - R
Websitesherryroberts.weebly.com
Lisa P. Tomasso - D
Websitewww.rilin.state.ri.us/representatives/Tomasso/Pages/Biography.aspx
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State Representative District 30
Antonio Giarrusso - R
Websitewww.rilin.state.ri.us/representatives/Giarrusso/Pages/Biography.aspx
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State Representative District 31
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Julie A. Casimiro - D
Doreen Marie Costa - R
Websitewww.rilin.state.ri.us/representatives/Costa
State Representative District 32
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Robert E. Craven, Sr. - D
Websitewww.votebobcraven.com
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Sharon L. Gamba - R
Websitewww.sharongamba.com
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State Representative District 33
Donald J. Lally, Jr. - D
Websitewww.rilin.state.ri.us/representatives/Lally
State Representative District 34
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Teresa Ann Tanzi - D
Websitewww.teresatanzi.com
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Stephen C. Tetzner - R
Websitetetznerforri.com
State Representative District 35
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Lacey McGreevy - R
Websitewww.mcgreevy2014.com
Kathleen A. Fogarty - D
Websitewww.kathy35sk.com
State Representative District 36
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Donna M. Walsh - D
Websitewww.rep-donna-walsh.com
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Blake Anthony Filippi - I
State Representative District 37
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Samuel A. Azzinaro - D
Websitewww.rilin.state.ri.us/representatives/Azzinaro
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Caswell Cooke, Jr. - R
Websitewww.caswellcooke.com
State Representative District 38
Brian Patrick Kennedy - D
Websitewww.rilin.state.ri.us/representatives/Kennedy
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State Representative District 39
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Justin Price - R
Websitejustinpriceri.com
Larry Valencia - D
Websitewww.rilin.state.ri.us/representatives/Valencia
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State Representative District 40
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Joseph D. Cardillo - D
Michael W. Chippendale - R
State Representative District 41
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Lillian Jean Delmonico - R
Michael J. Marcello - D
Websitewww.rilin.state.ri.us/representatives/Marcello
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Robert J. Quattrocchi - R
Websitebobquattrocchi.com
State Representative District 42
Stephen R. Ucci - D
Websitewww.rilin.state.ri.us/representatives/Ucci/Pages/Biography.aspx
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State Representative District 43
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Deborah A. Fellela - D
Karin N. Gorman - I
State Representative District 44
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Gregory J. Costantino - D
Websitewww.rilin.state.ri.us/representatives/Costantino
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Philip G. Hirons, Jr. - R
State Representative District 45
Mia A. Ackerman - D
Websitewww.rilin.state.ri.us/representatives/Ackerman
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State Representative District 46
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Matthew A. Guerra - R
Websitematthewaguerra.com
Jeremiah T. O'Grady - D
Websitewww.rilin.state.ri.us/representatives/OGrady
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State Representative District 47
Cale P. Keable - D
Websitewww.calekeable.com
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State Representative District 48
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Steven F. Gamache - D
Brian C. Newberry - R
Websitewww.briannewberry.org
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State Representative District 49
Michael A. Morin - D
Websitewww.rilin.state.ri.us/representatives/Morin
State Representative District 50
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Stephen M. Casey - D
Websitewww.rilin.state.ri.us/representatives/Casey
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Richard J. Fagnant - I
State Representative District 51
Robert D. Phillips - D
Websitewww.rilin.state.ri.us/representatives/Phillips
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State Representative District 52
Karen L. MacBeth - D
Websitewww.rilin.state.ri.us/representatives/MacBeth
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State Representative District 53
Thomas J. Winfield - D
Websitewww.rilin.state.ri.us/representatives/Winfield
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State Representative District 54
William W. O'Brien - D
Websitewww.rilin.state.ri.us/representatives/OBrien
State Representative District 55
Arthur J. Corvese - D
Websitewww.rilin.state.ri.us/representatives/Corvese
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State Representative District 56
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Shelby Maldonado - D
Websitewww.ShelbyForStateRep.com
Albert M. Romanowicz - I
State Representative District 57
James N. McLaughlin - D
Websiteelectjimmclaughlin.com
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State Representative District 58
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Carlos E. Tobon - D
Websitewww.carlostobon.com
Jonathan Vallecilla - I
State Representative District 59
State Representative District 60
State Representative District 61
Raymond H. Johnston, Jr. - D
Websitewww.rilin.state.ri.us/representatives/Johnston
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State Representative District 62
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Mary Duffy Messier - D
Websitewww.rilin.state.ri.us/representatives/Messier
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Rodney A. Barber - I
State Representative District 63
Katherine S. Kazarian - D
Websitewww.votekazarian63.com
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State Representative District 64
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Robert M. Botelho - R
Helio Melo - D
Websitewww.heliomelo.com
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State Representative District 65
Gregg Amore - D
Websitewww.greggamore.com
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State Representative District 66
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Joy Hearn - D
Websitewww.rilin.state.ri.us/representatives/Hearn
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Joel Hellmann - I
State Representative District 67
Jan P. Malik - D
Websitewww.rilin.state.ri.us/representatives/Malik
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State Representative District 68
Kenneth A. Marshall - D
Websitewww.rilin.state.ri.us/representatives/Marshall
State Representative District 69
Raymond E. Gallison, Jr. - D
Websitewww.rilin.state.ri.us/representatives/Gallison
State Representative District 70
John G. Edwards - D
Websitewww.rilin.state.ri.us/representatives/Edwards/Pages/Biography.aspx
State Representative District 71
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Dennis M. Canario - D
Websitewww.denniscanario.com
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Norbert J. Rattay - R
State Representative District 72
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Linda Dill Finn - D
Websitewww.electlindafinn.com
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Daniel Patrick Reilly - R
Websitewww.repdanreilly.org
State Representative District 73
Marvin L. Abney - D
Websitewww.rilin.state.ri.us/representatives/Abney
State Representative District 74
Deborah L. Ruggiero - D
Websitedebruggiero.com
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State Representative District 75
Lauren H. Carson - D
Websitewww.laurencarson.com
Referendums and Ballot Measures
1. State Constitutional Approval (Approval of an Act Authorizing State-Operated Casino Gaming at Newport Grand in the City of Newport)
Shall an act be approved which would authorize the facility known as “Newport Grand” in the city of Newport to add state-operated casino gaming, such as table games, to the types of gambling it offers only and exclusively at the facility located at 150 Admiral Kalbfus Road, Newport?___Yes___No
2 Amendment to the Constitution of the State (Restriction on Gambling)
No act expanding the types or locations of gambling which are permitted within the state or within any city or town therein or expanding municipalities in which a particular form of gambling is authorized shall take effect until it has been approved by the majority of those electors voting in a statewide referendum and by the majority of those electors voting in said referendum in the municipality in which the proposed gambling would be allowed and, having been so approved in said referendum in any city or town on or after November 4, 2014, the location where the gambling is permitted in any city or town shall not be changed within said city or town without the approval of the majority of those electors voting on said proposed change in a referendum in said city or town.___Yes___No
3 Constitutional Convention
Shall there be a convention to amend or revise the Constitution?___Yes___No
4 Higher Education Facilities Bonds $125,000,000
Approval of this question will allow the State of Rhode Island to issue general obligation bonds, refunding bonds, and temporary notes in an amount not to exceed one hundred twenty-five million dollars ($125,000,000) to construct a new College of Engineering building and undertake supporting renovations. The new building will anchor the northwest corner of the Engineering Quadrangle on the Kingston Campus and provide contemporary and state-of-the-art instructional and research facilities. As part of this project, outdated engineering buildings will be taken out of service and razed.___Yes___No
5 Creative and Cultural Economy Bonds $35,000,000
Approval of this question will authorize the State of Rhode Island to issue general obligation bonds, refunding bonds, and temporary notes in an amount not to exceed thirty-five million dollars ($35,000,000) to fund capital improvement, preservation and renovation projects for public and nonprofit artistic, performance centers, historic sites, museums and cultural art centers located throughout the State of Rhode Island.___Yes___No
6 Mass Transit Hub Infrastructure Bonds $35,000,000
Approval of this question will allow the State of Rhode Island to issue general obligation bonds, refunding bonds, and temporary notes in an amount not to exceed thirty-five million dollars ($35,000,000) to fund enhancements and renovations to mass transit hub infrastructure throughout the State of Rhode Island to improve access to multiple intermodal sites, key transportation, healthcare, and other locations.___Yes___No
7 Clean Water, Open Space, and Healthy Communities Bonds $53,000,00
Approval of this question will allow the State of Rhode Island to issue general obligation bonds, refunding bonds, and temporary notes in an amount not to exceed fifty-three million dollars ($53,000,000) for environmental and recreational purposes.___Yes___No
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