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Daniel McKee

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Daniel McKee
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Lieutenant Governor of Rhode Island
In office
January 2015-present
Term ends
Years in position 0
Base salary$108,808
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
High schoolCumberland High School
Bachelor'sHarvard University
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Daniel McKee is the current Democratic Lieutenant Governor of Rhode Island. He was first elected to the office on November 4, 2014.[1]


McKee served six terms as Mayor of Cumberland prior to his election to statewide office. He was a small business owner and operator for 30 years.[2]


  • Cumberland High School
  • Assumption College
  • Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government

Political career

Rhode Island Lieutenant Governor (2015-present)

McKee first won election to the lieutenant governor's office on November 4, 2014. He was sworn into office on January 6, 2015, replacing term-limited predecessor Elizabeth Roberts.



See also: Rhode Island Lieutenant Gubernatorial election, 2014

McKee ran for election to the office of Lieutenant Governor of Rhode Island. McKee won the Democratic nomination in the primary.[3] The general election took place November 4, 2014.


Primary election
Lieutenant Governor of Rhode Island, Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDaniel McKee 43% 50,229
Ralph Mollis 36.4% 42,525
Frank Ferri 20.5% 23,970
Total Votes 116,724
Election Results via Rhode Island Board of Elections.
General election
Lieutenant Governor of Rhode Island, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDaniel McKee 54.3% 169,078
     Republican Catherine Terry Taylor 33.8% 105,305
     Moderate William Gilbert 8.3% 25,951
     Libertarian Tony Jones 3.3% 10,221
     Nonpartisan Write-in votes 0.3% 906
Total Votes 311,461
Election Results via State of Rhode Island.


McKee and his wife Susan have two children, Matt and Kara.[2]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Elizabeth Roberts (D)
Lieutenant Governor of Rhode Island
2015 - present
Succeeded by