Edith Ajello

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Edith Ajello
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Rhode Island House of Representatives District 1
Incumbent
In office
1993 - Present
Term ends
January 6, 2015
Years in position 21
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$14,185.95/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1992
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sBucknell University
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Edith H. Ajello (b. April 26, 1944) is a Democratic member of the Rhode Island House of Representatives, representing District 1. She was first elected to the chamber in 1992.

Ajello served on the Democratic State Committee for the 3rd District from 1993 to 1998.

Biography

Ajello earned her B.A. from Bucknell University in 1966. Her professional experience includes working as the Interim Executive Director of Volunteers in Providence Schools in 1993 and as Store Manager of V. George Rustigian Rugs from 1981 to 1993, and again from 1994 to the present.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Rhode Island Committee Assignments, 2013
Judiciary, Chair

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2012

See also: Rhode Island House of Representatives elections, 2012

Ajello won re-election in the 2012 election for Rhode Island House of Representatives District. Ajello was unopposed in the September 11 Democratic primary and defeated Francisco L. Gonzalez (I) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[1]

Rhode Island House of Representatives, District 1, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDennis Algiere Incumbent 79.4% 2,890
     Independent Edith Ajello 20% 727
     Other Write-in 0.6% 22
Total Votes 3,639

2010

See also: Rhode Island House of Representatives elections, 2010

Ajello won re-election to the 3rd District seat in 2010. She had no primary opposition and defeated Republican Daniel Harrop in the general election on November 2, 2010.[2][3]

2008

See also: Rhode Island House of Representatives elections, 2008

In 2008, Ajello was re-elected to the Rhode Island House District 3. Ajello (D) ran unopposed and finished with 3,439 votes.[4] Ajello raised $12,298 for her campaign fund.[5]

Rhode Island House District 3
Candidates Votes


Green check mark transparent.png Edith Ajello (D) 3,439

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Edith Ajello is available dating back to 1994. Based on available campaign finance records, Edith Ajello raised a total of $76,041 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 31, 2013.[6]

Edith Ajello's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Rhode Island House of Representatives, District 1 Won $12,764
2010 Rhode Island House of Representatives, District 3 Won $15,904
2008 Rhode Island House of Representatives, District 3 Won $12,298
2006 Rhode Island House of Representatives, District 3 Won $10,380
2004 Rhode Island House of Representatives, District 3 Won $17,198
2002 Rhode Island House of Representatives, District 3 Won $1,750
2000 Rhode Island House of Representatives, District 3 Won $942
1998 Rhode Island House of Representatives, District 3 Won $2,755
1996 Rhode Island House of Representatives, District 3 Won $500
1994 Rhode Island House of Representatives, District 3 Won $1,550
Grand Total Raised $76,041

2012

Edith Ajello won re-election to the Rhode Island House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Edith Ajello raised a total of $12,764.

2010

Edith Ajello won re-election to the Rhode Island House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Edith Ajello raised a total of $15,904.

2008

Edith Ajello won re-election to the Rhode Island House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Edith Ajello raised a total of $12,298.

2006

Edith Ajello won re-election to the Rhode Island House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Edith Ajello raised a total of $10,380.

2004

Edith Ajello won re-election to the Rhode Island House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Edith Ajello raised a total of $17,198.

2002

Edith Ajello won re-election to the Rhode Island House of Representatives in 2002. During that election cycle, Edith Ajello raised a total of $1,750.

2000

Edith Ajello won re-election to the Rhode Island House of Representatives in 2000. During that election cycle, Edith Ajello raised a total of $942.

1998

Edith Ajello won re-election to the Rhode Island House of Representatives in 1998. During that election cycle, Edith Ajello raised a total of $2,755.

1996

Edith Ajello won re-election to the Rhode Island House of Representatives in 1996. During that election cycle, Edith Ajello raised a total of $500.

1994

Edith Ajello won re-election to the Rhode Island House of Representatives in 1992. During that election cycle, Edith Ajello raised a total of $1,550.

Personal

Ajello is divorced and has two children.

In the news

Grants to nonprofit organizations

In 2012 Rhode Island lawmakers issued $1.9 million in legislative grants to nonprofit organizations. These grants were awarded on a nonpartisan basis by House Speaker Gordon Fox and Senate President Teresa Paiva-Weed and were chosen based on the merits of the organizations' applications and requests by individual lawmakers. Though the Rhode Island Supreme Court ruled that the legislature has the authority to create grants as part of the budget, some critics have called these grants wasteful government spending and believe the money could be used to influence votes. Lawmakers in support of the grants claim that they go to community organizations that are struggling to fill fundraising gaps or make up for a lack of resources that may no longer be available at the municipal level. According to an August 2013 report in Go Local Prov News, Ajello was among the top 25 lawmakers who sponsored the most in grant funding, obtaining $25,000 for community organizations.[7]

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Rhode Island House of Representatives - District 3
1993–2013
Succeeded by
Thomas A. Palangio (D)
Political offices
Preceded by
John McCauley, Jr. (D)
Rhode Island House of Representatives - District 1
2013–present
Succeeded by
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