Rhode Island State Senate Elections 2012

2012 Rhode Island State Senate Elections

Rhode Island State Senate Elections 2012 Majority Control

Rhode Island State Senate
Party As of October 2012 After the 2012 Election
Democratic Party 29 Pending
Republican Party 8 Pending
Independent 1 Pending
Total 38 38

Rhode Island State Senate Elections 2012 Incumbents Retiring

Name Party Current Office
Beatrice Lanzi Democratic House District 26
Frank Devall Democratic House District 18
John Tassoni Democratic House District 22

Rhode Island State Senate Elections Campaign Contributions

Year Number of Candidates Total Contributions
2010 98 $2,009,724
2008 74 $1,785,520
2006 70 $1,987,554
2004 78 $2,028,107
2002 71 $782,693

Rhode Island State Senate Elections In 2010

Donor Amount
Tassoni Jr, John J $50,000
ONeil, Kevin R $49,166
Assalone, John R $42,617
ONeil, Edward J $35,100
Pinga, Michael J $22,715
Butera Noble, Linda $20,500
Rhode Island Senate Democratic Leadership $18,000
Colaluca, Anthony J $17,903
Ruggerio, Dominik J $17,825
Lanzi, Beatrice A $17,700

List of Rhode Island State Senate Elections 2012 Candidates

2012 Rhode Island State Senate Elections - District 1

(Democratic Party) September 11 Democratic Primary

  • Maryellen Goodwin - (Winner)

(Republican Party) September 11 GOP Primary

  • No Republicans filed to run in this district.

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • Maryellen Goodwin (Winner)

2012 Rhode Island State Senate Elections - District 2

(Democratic Party) September 11 Democratic Primary

  • Juan Pichardo - (Winner)

(Republican Party) September 11 GOP Primary

  • No Republicans filed to run in this district.

(Independent) September 11 Independent Primary

  • Ramon A. Perez
  • Luis E. Pimentel

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • Juan Pichardo (Winner)
  • Ramon A. Perez
  • Luis E. Pimentel

2012 Rhode Island State Senate Elections - District 3

(Democratic Party) September 11 Democratic Primary

  • Maryellen Butke: 1,657
  • Gayle Goldin: 2,225 (Winner)

(Republican Party) September 11 GOP Primary

  • No Republicans filed to run in this district.

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • Gayle Goldin (Winner)

2012 Rhode Island State Senate Elections - District 4

(Democratic Party) September 11 Democratic Primary

  • Dominick Ruggerio - (Winner)

(Republican Party) September 11 GOP Primary

  • No Republicans filed to run in this district.

(Independent) September 11 Independent Primary

  • John Ricottilli (Winner)

(Libertarian Party) September 11 Libertarian Primary

  • Michael J. Rollins (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • Dominick Ruggerio (Winner)
  • John Ricottilli
  • Michael J. Rollins

2012 Rhode Island State Senate Elections - District 5

(Democratic Party) September 11 Democratic Primary

  • Paul Jabour: 1,656 - (Winner)
  • Maura Kelly: 1,219

(Republican Party) September 11 GOP Primary

  • No Republicans filed to run in this District.

November 6 General Election Candidates

Paul Jabour (Winner)

2012 Rhode Island State Senate Elections - District 6

(Democratic Party) September 11 Democratic Primary

  • Harold Metts - (Winner)

(Republican Party) September 11 GOP Primary

  • Russell Hryzan (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • Harold Metts (Winner)
  • Russell Hryzan

2012 Rhode Island State Senate Elections - District 7

(Democratic Party) September 11 Democratic Primary

  • Frank Ciccone - (Winner)

(Republican Party) September 11 GOP Primary

  • No Republicans filed to run in this district.

(Independent) September 11 Independent Primary

  • Catherine E. Graziano (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • Frank Ciccone (Winner)
  • Catherine E. Graziano

2012 Rhode Island State Senate Elections - District 8

(Democratic Party) September 11 Democratic Primary

  • James E. Doyle - (Winner)

(Republican Party) September 11 GOP Primary

  • No Republicans filed to run in this district.

(Independent) September 11 Independent Primary

  • Beth M Croll (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • James E. Doyle (Winner)
  • Beth M Croll

2012 Rhode Island State Senate Elections - District 9

(Democratic Party) September 11 Democratic Primary

  • Michael Pinga: 833
  • Adam J. Satchell: 1,151 (Winner)

(Republican Party) September 11 GOP Primary

  • Paul P Caianiello Jr. (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • Adam J. Satchell (Winner)
  • Paul P Caianiello Jr

2012 Rhode Island State Senate Elections - District 10

(Democratic Party) September 11 Democratic Primary

  • Walter Felag - (Winner)

(Republican Party) September 11 GOP Primary

  • No Republicans filed to run in this district.

(Independent) September 11 Independent Primary

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • Walter Felag (Winner)

2012 Rhode Island State Senate Elections - District 11

(Democratic Party) September 11 Democratic Primary

  • No Democrats filed to run in this district.

(Republican Party) September 11 GOP Primary

  • Christopher Ottiano - (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • Christopher Ottiano (Winner)

2012 Rhode Island State Senate Elections - District 12

(Democratic Party) September 11 Democratic Primary

  • Louis Dipalma - (Winner)

(Republican Party) September 11 GOP Primary

  • No Republicans filed to run in this district.

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • Louis Dipalma (Winner)

2012 Rhode Island State Senate Elections - District 13

(Democratic Party) September 11 Democratic Primary

  • M. Teresa Paiva-Weed - (Winner)

(Republican Party) September 11 GOP Primary

  • Geoffrey William Cook (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • M. Teresa Paiva-Weed (Winner)
  • Geoffrey William Cook

2012 Rhode Island State Senate Elections - District 14

(Democratic Party) September 11 Democratic Primary

  • Daniel Da Ponte: 2,053
  • Roberto DaSilva: 1,981

(Republican Party) September 11 GOP Primary

  • No Republicans filed to run in this district.

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • Daniel Da Ponte (Winner)

2012 Rhode Island State Senate Elections - District 15

(Democratic Party) September 11 Democratic Primary

  • Donna Nesselbush - (Winner)

(Republican Party) September 11 GOP Primary

  • No Republicans filed to run in this district.

(Independent) September 11 Independent Primary

  • Robert P. Venturini (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • Donna Nesselbush (Winner)
  • Robert P. Venturini

2012 Rhode Island State Senate Elections - District 16

(Democratic Party) September 11 Democratic Primary

  • Elizabeth Crowley: 1,189 - (Winner)
  • Joseph P. Moran III: 564

(Republican Party) September 11 GOP Primary

  • No Republicans filed to run in this district.

(Moderate Party) September 11 Moderate Primary

  • Nicholas S. Gelfuso (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • Elizabeth Crowley (Winner)
  • Nicholas S. Gelfuso

District 17

(Democratic Party) September 11 Democratic Primary

  • Louis E. Azar: 1,259
  • John J. Cullen: 1,272 (Winner)

(Republican Party) September 11 GOP Primary

  • No Republicans filed to run in this district.

(Independent) September 11 Independent Primary

  • Edward O'Neill
  • Derek M. Meiklejohn

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • John J. Cullen
  • Edward O'Neill (Winner)
  • Derek M. Meiklejohn

2012 Rhode Island State Senate Elections - District 18

(Democratic Party) September 11 Democratic Primary

  • William J. Conley Jr (Winner)

(Republican Party) September 11 GOP Primary

  • No Republicans filed to run in this district.

November 6 General Election Candidates

William J. Conley Jr (Winner)

2012 Rhode Island State Senate Elections - District 19

(Democratic Party) September 11 Democratic Primary

  • Ryan William Pearson: 1,858 (Winner)
  • James B. Spooner: 876

(Republican Party) September 11 GOP Primary

  • Bethany Moura - (Winner)

(Independent) September 11 Independent Primary

  • Steven T. Orsini (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • Ryan William Pearson (Winner)
  • Bethany Moura
  • Steven T. Orsini

2012 Rhode Island State Senate Elections - District 20

(Democratic Party) September 11 Democratic Primary

  • Roger Picard - (Winner)

(Republican Party) September 11 GOP Primary

  • No Republicans filed to run in this district.

November 6 General Election Candidates

Roger Picard (Winner)

2012 Rhode Island State Senate Elections - District 21

(Democratic Party) September 11 Democratic Primary

  • Scott M. Pollard (Winner)

(Republican Party) September 11 GOP Primary

  • Nicholas Kettle - (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • Scott M. Pollard
  • Nicholas Kettle (Winner)

2012 Rhode Island State Senate Elections - District 22

(Democratic Party) September 11 Democratic Primary

  • Stephen R. Archambault (Winner)

(Republican Party) September 11 GOP Primary

  • Richard A. Poirier (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • Stephen R. Archambault (Winner)
  • Richard A. Poirier

2012 Rhode Island State Senate Elections - District 23

(Democratic Party) September 11 Democratic Primary

  • Paul Fogarty - (Winner)

(Republican Party) September 11 GOP Primary

  • Julian P. Forgue (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • Paul Fogarty (Winner)
  • Julian P. Forgue

2012 Rhode Island State Senate Elections - District 24

(Democratic Party) September 11 Democratic Primary

  • Marc Cote: 1,433 - (Winner)
  • Lewis J. Pryeor: 879

(Republican Party) September 11 GOP Primary

  • No Republicans filed to run in this district.

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • Marc Cote (Winner)

2012 Rhode Island State Senate Elections - District 25

(Democratic Party) September 11 Democratic Primary

  • Frank Lombardo III: 1,833 - (Winner)
  • Nicole Amelia Acciardo: 1,058

(Republican Party) September 11 GOP Primary

  • No Republicans filed to run in this district.

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • Frank Lombardo III (Winner)

2012 Rhode Island State Senate Elections - District 26

(Democratic Party) September 11 Democratic Primary

  • Gene T. Dyszlewski: 379
  • Frank S. Lombardi: 1,061 (Winner)

(Republican Party) September 11 GOP Primary

  • Sean P. Gately (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • Frank S. Lombardi (Winner)
  • Sean P. Gately

2012 Rhode Island State Senate Elections - District 27

(Democratic Party) September 11 Democratic Primary

  • Hanna Gallo - (Winner)

(Republican Party) September 11 GOP Primary

  • Robert B. Lancia (Winner)

(Independent) September 11 Independent Primary

  • Aram G. Garabedian (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • Hanna Gallo (Winner)
  • Robert B. Lancia
  • Aram G. Garabedian

2012 Rhode Island State Senate Elections - District 28

(Democratic Party) September 11 Democratic Primary

  • Joshua Miller - (Winner)

(Republican Party) September 11 GOP Primary

  • Robert J. Clarkin (Winner)

(Independent) September 11 Independent Primary

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • Joshua Miller Winner)
  • Robert J. Clarkin

2012 Rhode Island State Senate Elections - District 29

(Democratic Party) September 11 Democratic Primary

  • Michael McCaffrey: 1,831 - (Winner)
  • Laura Ann Pisaturo: 1,605

(Republican Party) September 11 GOP Primary

  • No Republicans filed to run in this district.

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • Michael McCaffrey (Winner)

2012 Rhode Island State Senate Elections - District 30

(Democratic Party) September 11 Democratic Primary

  • William Walaska - (Winner)

(Republican Party) September 11 GOP Primary

  • Keith E. Burkitt (Winner)

(Independent) September 11 Independent Primary

  • Arthur J. Groh Jr. (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • William Walaska (Winner)
  • Keith E. Burkitt
  • Arthur J. Groh Jr

2012 Rhode Island State Senate Elections - District 31

(Democratic Party) September 11 Democratic Primary

  • Erin Lynch - (Winner)

(Republican Party) September 11 GOP Primary

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • Erin Lynch (Winner)

2012 Rhode Island State Senate Elections - District 32

(Democratic Party) September 11 Democratic Primary

  • No Democrats filed to run in this district.

(Republican Party) September 11 GOP Primary

  • David Bates - (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • David Bates (Winner)

2012 Rhode Island State Senate Elections - District 33

(Democratic Party) September 11 Democratic Primary

  • Leonidas Raptakis: 1,318 (Winner)
  • David J. Gorman: 840

(Republican Party) September 11 GOP Primary

  • Glenford Shibley - (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • Leonidas Raptakis (Winner)
  • Glenford Shibley

2012 Rhode Island State Senate Elections - District 34

(Democratic Party) September 11 Democratic Primary

  • Catherine Cool Rumsey (Winner)

(Republican Party) September 11 GOP Primary

  • Francis Maher: 473 - (Winner)
  • Paul R. Mcfadden: 138

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • Catherine Cool Rumsey (Winner)
  • Francis Maher

2012 Rhode Island State Senate Elections - District 35

(Democratic Party) September 11 Democratic Primary

  • Winters B. Hames III (Winner)

(Republican Party) September 11 GOP Primary

  • Dawson Hodgson - (Winner)

(Independent) September 11 Independent Primary

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • Winters B. Hames III
  • Dawson Hodgson (Winner)

2012 Rhode Island State Senate Elections - District 36

(Democratic Party) September 11 Democratic Primary

  • James Sheehan - (Winner)

(Republican Party) September 11 GOP Primary

  • Mariacristina C. Mckendall (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • James Sheehan (Winner)
  • Mariacristina C. Mckendall

2012 Rhode Island State Senate Elections - District 37

(Democratic Party) September 11 Democratic Primary

  • V. Susan Sosnowski - (Winner)

(Republican Party) September 11 GOP Primary

  • John F. Lindholm (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • V. Susan Sosnowski (Winner)
  • John F. Lindholm

2012 Rhode Island State Senate Elections - District 38

(Democratic Party) September 11 Democratic Primary

  • No Democrats filed to run in this district.

(Republican Party) September 11 GOP Primary

  • Dennis Algiere - (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • Dennis Algiere (Winner)

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