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Adam J. Satchell

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Adam Satchell
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Rhode Island State Senate District 9
In office
Term ends
January 2, 2017
Years in position 3
Base salary$14,947.34/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember, 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
High schoolWest Warwick High School (1999)
Bachelor'sMerrimack College
Master'sRhode Island College
Place of birthWest Warwick, RI
ProfessionTeacher/Guidance Counselor
Office website
Campaign website
Adam J. Satchell is a Democratic member of the Rhode Island State Senate, representing District 9. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.


Satchell earned his B.A. in Psychology from Merrimack College in 2003 and his M.A. in School Counseling from Rhode Island College in 2009. His professional experience includes working as a guidance counselor in the West Warwick School System and as a teacher at West Warwick High School.[1]

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Satchell served on the following committees:

Rhode Island Committee Assignments, 2015
Education, Secretary
Health and Human Services


In the 2013-2014 legislative session, Satchell served on the following committees:


Campaign themes


Satchell supports restoring the Historical Tax Credit. He also supports collective bargaining rights, marriage equality and further investments in renewable energy.[2]

He has stated, "I hope to bring pride back to West Warwick. I hope to help revitalize our downtown area as well as bring business to our industrial park. I hope to bring life into the downtown and vacant mill properties by restoring the Historical Tax Credit. I also hope to prevent any further cuts to education in West Warwick. I will also try to restore state and federal aid to those in need in our town. While many of my ideas have statewide applications, my first focus will always be the people and the town of West Warwick!"[3]



See also: Rhode Island State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Rhode Island State Senate took place in 2014. A primary election took place on September 9, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 25, 2014. Incumbent Adam J. Satchell defeated Debra Tocco in the Democratic primary. Thomas Jones withdrew from the race before the Democratic primary. Michael Pinga ran as an Independent candidate. Satchell defeated Pinga in the general election.[4][5][6]

Rhode Island State Senate, District 9, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngAdam J. Satchell Incumbent 55.8% 4,090
     Independent Michael Pinga 44.2% 3,241
Total Votes 7,331


See also: Rhode Island State Senate elections, 2012

Satchell won election in the 2012 election for Rhode Island State Senate District 9. He defeated incumbent Michael Pinga in the Democratic primary on September 11. Paul P Caianiello Jr. ran unopposed in the Republican primary. Satchell defeated Caianiello in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[7][8][9]

Rhode Island State Senate, District 9, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngAdam J. Satchell 65.4% 6,618
     Republican Paul P Caianiello Jr. 32.6% 3,305
     Other Other 2% 200
Total Votes 10,123
Rhode Island State Senate, District 9 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngAdam Satchell 58% 1,151
Michael Pinga Incumbent 42% 833
Total Votes 1,984

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Satchell is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Satchell raised a total of $10,875 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 25, 2013.[10]

Adam Satchell's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Rhode Island State Senate, District 9 Won $10,875
Grand Total Raised $10,875


Satchell won election to the Rhode Island State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Satchell raised a total of $10,875.
Rhode Island State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Adam J. Satchell's campaign in 2012
National Education Association Rhode Island$1,500
West Warwick Teachers Alliance$1,000
Providence Fire Fighters Local 799$1,000
Coventry Teachers Alliance$500
Rhode Island Federation of Teachers$400
Total Raised in 2012$10,875
Source: Follow the Money



In 2014, Satchell's endorsements included the following:[11]

  • Rhode Island American Federation of Labor/Congress of Industrial Organizations
  • National Education Association of RI
  • Council 94-AFSCME
  • National Association of Social Workers-Rhode Island Chapter
  • Rhode Island Federation of Teachers
  • Clean Water Action
  • Environment RI
  • Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 51
  • National Rifle Association… A- Rating
  • United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 328
  • Iron Workers Local 37
  • Amalgamated Transit Union Local 618
  • International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 2323 and Local 99
  • Hospital Association of Rhode Island
  • Pannone, Lopes, Devereaux, and West Counselors at Law
  • Service Employees International Union Local 10
  • SEIU Healthcare 1199
  • West Warwick Teachers Alliance Local 1017
  • CCRI Professional Staff Association
  • Warwick Teachers Union Local 915


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In 2013, the Rhode Island General Assembly was in session from January 1 to July 5. In 2014, the Rhode Island General Assembly was in session from January 7 to June 23.

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Satchell is married to Kayla.[1]

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Preceded by
Michael Pinga (D)
Rhode Island State Senate District 9
Succeeded by