Doreen Costa

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Doreen Costa
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Rhode Island House of Representatives District 31
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 elected2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Personal
ProfessionBusinesswoman
Websites
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Doreen Marie Costa (b. October 9, 1964) is a Republican member of the Rhode Island House of Representatives, representing District 31. She was first elected to the chamber in 2010. She currently serves as Deputy Minority Whip.

Biography

Costa attended the Community College of Rhode Island. Her professional experience includes working for Servpro of Northern New England. She has also been active on various committees of the Rhode Island Republican Party.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Rhode Island Committee Assignments, 2013
Judiciary
Veterans' Affairs

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Costa 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. Julie Casimiro was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent Doreen Costa was unopposed in the Republican primary. Casimiro and Costa will face off in the general election.[2]

2012

See also: Rhode Island House of Representatives elections, 2012

Costa won re-election in the 2012 election for Rhode Island House of RepresentativesDistrict 31. Costa was unopposed in the September 11 Republican primary and defeated Steven Campo (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4][5]

Rhode Island House of Representatives, District 31, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDoreen Costa Incumbent 52.9% 3,842
     Democratic Steven Campo 47% 3,413
     Other Write-in 0.2% 13
Total Votes 7,268

2010

See also: Rhode Island House of Representatives elections, 2010

Costa defeated James Halley and Ann Marie Marshall in the September 14 Republican primary and defeated incumbent Democrat Kenneth Carter in the November 2 general election.[6][7]

Rhode Island House District 31
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Doreen Costa (R) 2858
Kenneth Carter (D) 2418

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Doreen Costa is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Doreen Costa raised a total of $28,666 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 2, 2013.[8]

Doreen Costa's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Rhode Island House of Representatives, District 31 Won $11,431
2010 Rhode Island House of Representatives, District 31 Won $17,235
Grand Total Raised $28,666

2012

Doreen Costa won re-election to the Rhode Island House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Doreen Costa raised a total of $11,431.
Rhode Island House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Doreen Costa's campaign in 2012
National Rifle Association$500
Harrop, Daniel S$500
North Kingstown Gop$500
Blank$450
Ri Republican Assembly (Rira)$450
Total Raised in 2012$11,431
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Doreen Costa won election to the Rhode Island House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Doreen Costa raised a total of $17,235.

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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

Costa and her husband, James, have two children.[1]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Kenneth Carter (D)
Rhode Island House of Representatives - District 31
2011–present
Succeeded by
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