Donna Walsh

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Donna Walsh
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Rhode Island House of Representatives District 36
Incumbent
In office
2007 - Present
Term ends
January 6, 2015
Years in position 7
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$14,947.34/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2006
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Rhode Island
Master'sUniversity of Rhode Island
Personal
ProfessionTeacher
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Donna M. Walsh (b. January 28, 1943) is a Democratic member of the Rhode Island House of Representatives, representing District 36. She was first elected to the chamber in 2006.

Walsh served as Vice President of the Charlestown Town Council from 1982 to 1984. She then served in the Rhode Island State Senate from 1996 to 2002. From 1997 to 2002, she served as Deputy Majority Leader.

Biography

Walsh earned her B.A. and M.A. from the University of Rhode Island in 1971 and 1976, respectively. Her professional experience includes working as a 6th Grade teacher in the Chariho Regional School District before retirement.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Rhode Island Committee Assignments, 2013
Environment and Natural Resources, Vice Chair
Judiciary
Oversight

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Walsh served on these committees:

Elections

2014

See also: Rhode Island House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Rhode Island House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place September 9, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 25, 2014. Incumbent Donna Walsh was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Blake A. Filippi is running as an Independent candidate. Walsh and Filippi will face off in the general election.[2]

2012

See also: Rhode Island House of Representatives elections, 2012

Walsh won re-election in the 2012 election for Rhode Island House of Representatives District 36. Walsh was unopposed in the September 11 Democratic primary and defeated Tina Jackson (R) and Kevin Prescott (I) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4][5]

Rhode Island House of Representatives, District 36, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDonna Walsh Incumbent 63% 4,717
     Republican Tina Jackson 26.4% 1,979
     Independent Kevin Prescott 10.5% 783
     Other Write-in 0.1% 5
Total Votes 7,484

2010

See also: Rhode Island House of Representatives elections, 2010

Walsh won re-election in 2010. She was unopposed in the September 14 primary election and defeated Moderate Thomas Browning in the November 2 general election.[6][7]

Rhode Island House District 36
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Donna Walsh (D) 3546
Thomas Browning (M) 2305

2008

See also: Rhode Island House of Representatives elections, 2008

In 2008, Walsh was elected to the Rhode Island House District 36. Walsh (D) finished with 2,483 votes and was followed by David Cote (R) with 2,240 votes and Matthew McHugh (I) with 2,086 votes.[8] Walsh raised $23,611 for her campaign fund.[9]

Rhode Island House District 36
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Donna Walsh (D) 2,483
David Cote (R) 2,240
Matthew McHugh (I) 2,086

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Donna Walsh is available dating back to 1996. Based on available campaign finance records, Donna Walsh raised a total of $102,750 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 2, 2013.[10]

Donna Walsh's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Rhode Island House of Representatives, District 36 Won $10,160
2010 Rhode Island House of Representatives, District 36 Won $21,085
2008 Rhode Island House of Representatives, District 36 Won $23,611
2006 Rhode Island House of Representatives, District 36 Won $18,267
2002 Rhode Island House of Representatives, District 34 Defeated $13,481
2000 Rhode Island House of Representatives, District 25 Won $6,035
1998 Rhode Island House of Representatives, District 25 Won $4,478
1996 Rhode Island House of Representatives, District 25 Won $5,633
Grand Total Raised $102,750

2012

Donna Walsh won re-election to the Rhode Island House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Donna Walsh raised a total of $10,160.
Rhode Island House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Donna Walsh's campaign in 2012
American Association of University Professors$650
Operating Engineers Local 57$500
Walsh, Donna M$477
Rhode Island Federation Of Teachers$450
Rhode Island Laborers$450
Total Raised in 2012$10,160
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Donna Walsh won re-election to the Rhode Island House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Donna Walsh raised a total of $21,085.

2008

Donna Walsh won re-election to the Rhode Island House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Donna Walsh raised a total of $23,611.

2006

Donna Walsh won election to the Rhode Island House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Donna Walsh raised a total of $18,267.

2002

Donna Walsh lost the election for the Rhode Island House of Representatives in 2002. During that election cycle, Donna Walsh raised a total of $13,481.

2000

Donna Walsh won re-election to the Rhode Island House of Representatives in 2000. During that election cycle, Donna Walsh raised a total of $6,035.

1998

Donna Walsh won re-election to the Rhode Island House of Representatives in 1998. During that election cycle, Donna Walsh raised a total of $4,478.

1996

Donna Walsh won re-election to the Rhode Island House of Representatives in 1996. During that election cycle, Donna Walsh raised a total of $5,633.

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

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

Walsh and her husband, Henry, have one child.[1]

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2007–present
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