Christopher Ottiano

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Christopher Ottiano
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Rhode Island Senate District 11
Incumbent
In office
2011 - present
Term ends
January 6, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$14,947.34/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sWesleyan University
Master'sTufts University School of Medicine
Personal
BirthdayFebruary 19, 1969
ProfessionPhysician
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Christopher Scott Ottiano (b. February 19, 1969) is a Republican member of the Rhode Island State Senate, representing District 11. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010. He currently serves as Deputy Minority Leader.

Ottiano was previously a candidate for the Senate in 2006 and 2008 but was not elected.

Biography

Ottiano earned his B.A. in Chemistry from Wesleyan University and his M.D. from the Tufts University School of Medicine in 1995. His professional experience includes working as a physician working at the Brain & Spine Neurosurgical Institute.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Ottiano served on the following committees:

Rhode Island Committee Assignments, 2013
Health & Human Services
Special Legislation & Veterans' Affairs

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Ottiano served on these committees:

Elections

2014

See also: Rhode Island State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Rhode Island State Senate will consist of a primary election on September 9, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 25, 2014. Incumbent Christopher Ottiano is unopposed in the Republican primary. Taylor Dame is running as an Independent candidate.[2]

2012

See also: Rhode Island State Senate elections, 2012

Ottiano won re-election in District 11. He was unopposed in both the Republican primary on September 11 and the general election on November 6, 2012.[3][4][5]

Rhode Island State Senate, District 11, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngChristopher Ottiano Incumbent 98.3% 8,747
     Other Write-in 1.7% 151
Total Votes 8,898

2010

See also: Rhode Island State Senate elections, 2010

Ottiano defeated incumbent Democrat Charles Levesque in the general election on November 2. He was unopposed in the September 14 Republican primary.[6][7]

Rhode Island State Senate, District 11
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Christopher Ottiano (R) 5,376
Charles Levesque (D) 4,325

2008

See also: Rhode Island State Senate elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Ottiano was defeated by incumbent Charles Levesque (D) for election to the 11th District Seat in the Rhode Island State Senate.[8] Levesque raised $20,624 for his campaign, while Ottiano raised $14,457 and Vitkevitch raised $4,000.[9]

Rhode Island State Senate, District 11 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Charles Levesque (D) 5,506
Christopher Ottiano (R) 5,393
John Stephen Vitkevitch (I) 1,549

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Christopher Ottiano is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Christopher Ottiano raised a total of $62,837 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 25, 2013.[10]

Christopher Ottiano's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Rhode Island State Senate, District 11 Won $12,857
2010 Rhode Island State Senate, District 11 Won $21,187
2008 Rhode Island State Senate, District 11 Defeated $14,457
2006 Rhode Island State Senate, District 11 Defeated $14,336
Grand Total Raised $62,837

2012

Christopher Ottiano won re-election to the Rhode Island State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Christopher Ottiano raised a total of $12,857.
Rhode Island State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Christopher Ottiano's campaign in 2012
Das, Sumit K$1,000
Talipsky, R W$1,000
Ottiano, Christopher$609
Rocco, Thomas$300
Rhode Island Medical Society$250
Total Raised in 2012$12,857
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Christopher Ottiano won election to the to the Rhode Island State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Christopher Ottiano raised a total of $21,187.

2008

Christopher Ottiano lost the election for the Rhode Island State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Christopher Ottiano raised a total of $14,457.

2006

Christopher Ottiano lost the election for the Rhode Island State Senate in 2006. During that election cycle, Christopher Ottiano raised a total of $14,336.

Scorecards

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2013-2014

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.

  • Legislators were scored based on their votes on bills related to civil liberties.
  • Legislators were scored based on votes on government reform.
  • Legislators were scored based on their votes on bills deemed to have an effect on free-market, small-government, or constitutional principles.

2011-2012

In 2011, the Rhode Island General Assembly was in session from January 4 to July 1. In 2012, the Rhode Island General Assembly was in session from January 3 to June 13.

  • Legislators were scored based on 14 pieces of legislation, ranging from matters on clean water, to state energy policies.
  • Legislators were scored based on votes on government reform.
  • Legislators were scored based on their votes on bills deemed to have an effect on free-market, small-government, or constitutional principles.

Personal

Ottiano and his wife, Bernadette, have one child.[1]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Charles Levesque (D)
Rhode Island State Senate District 11
2011–present
Succeeded by
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