Daniel Reilly

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Daniel Reilly
Rhode Island House of Representatives, District 72
In office
2011-2013, January 6, 2015 - present
Term ends
January 2, 2017
Years in position (current service)0
Years in position (previous service)2
Base salary$14,947.34/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 4, 2014
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Rhode Island House of Representatives, District 72
2011 - 2013
Bachelor'sProvidence College
ProfessionEmergency medical technician
Office website
Campaign website
Daniel Patrick Reilly (b. July 24, 1989) is a Republican member of the Rhode Island House of Representatives, representing District 72. He was first elected to the chamber in 2014.

He previously served in the Rhode Island House of Representatives, representing District 72 from 2011 to 2013.


Reilly earned his B.A. from Providence College and is currently working on his J.D. from Roger Williams University School of Law. His professional experience includes working as a emergency medical technician.[1]

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

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

Rhode Island Committee Assignments, 2015


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


Campaign themes


Reilly's campaign website highlighted the following issues:[2]

Bridge Tolls

  • Excerpt: "Dan is adamantly opposed to bridge tolls on the Sakonnet River Bridge, and was the only Representative to have voted against the initial proposal three times (on the finance committee, as a budget article, and against the final budget)."

Jobs and Economic Development

  • Excerpt: "Elimination of the minimum corporate tax. This is forced upon businesses whether they make a profit or not, and is extremely anti-business."
  • Excerpt: "Reform of our unemployment insurance, temporary disability insurance, and workers compensation systems."
  • Excerpt: "Replacing our Enterprise Zone program with economic innovation zones, modeled off of a similar, small-scale program in Pennsylvania. This program allows for income taxes to be captured to support private development for a statutory period of time for new businesses and those relocating from out of state in those areas."


  • Excerpt: "Reforming the statewide school funding formula to increase aid to Portsmouth and Middletown public schools, and rewarding both of those school districts for their efforts to rein in costs and improve the quality of instruction in these communities."
  • Excerpt: "Reforming the Community College of Rhode Island system to provide for job-training in conjunction with employers."

Integrity and Transparency in Government

  • Excerpt: "Dan will focus on establishing an Office of the Inspector General, based on legislation that he initially proposed during his 2011-2013 legislative term. The office will serve as an independent watchdog overseeing government spending, and will be tasked with rooting out waste, fraud, and abuse throughout government and will be completely paid for with savings found throughout government. "

Zero-Based Budget

  • Excerpt: "Dan supports requiring the use of zero-based budgeting to justify all state spending, every year. While in the House, Dan sponsored this legislation for two years and will continue to fight for this important reform once he returns to the Assembly."



See also: Rhode Island House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Rhode Island House of Representatives 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 Linda Dill Finn was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Daniel Reilly was unopposed in the Republican primary. Reilly defeated Finn in the general election.[3][4][5]

Rhode Island House of Representatives, District 72, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDaniel Reilly 54.1% 3,114
     Democratic Linda Dill Finn Incumbent 45.9% 2,640
Total Votes 5,754


See also: Rhode Island House of Representatives elections, 2012

Reilly ran for re-election in District 72. Reilly was unopposed in the September 11 Republican primary and was defeated by Linda Dill Finn (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[6]

Rhode Island House of Representatives, District 72, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLinda Dill Finn 50.6% 3,597
     Republican Daniel Reilly Incumbent 49.2% 3,497
     Other Write-in 0.2% 12
Total Votes 7,106


See also: Rhode Island House of Representatives elections, 2010

Reilly was unopposed in the September 14 Republican primary and defeated incumbent Democrat Amy Rice in the November 2 general election.[7][8]

Rhode Island House District 72
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Daniel Reilly (R) 2968
Amy Rice (D) 2700

Campaign donors


In 2010, Reilly raised a total of $4,770 in campaign funds.[9] His top contributors were:

Donor Amount
Reilly, Daniel Patrick $1,900
Trillo, Joseph A $1,000
Lindh, Kenneth $200
Harrop, Daniel S $150


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Political offices
Preceded by
Linda Dill Finn (D)
Rhode Island House of Representatives - District 72
January 6, 2015-present
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Amy Rice (D)
Rhode Island House of Representatives - District 72
Succeeded by
Linda Dill Finn (D)