Erin Lynch

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Erin Lynch
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Rhode Island Senate District 31
Incumbent
In office
2009 - present
Term ends
January 6, 2015
Years in position 5
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$14,947.34/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 4, 2008
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sBoston College
J.D.Catholic University
Personal
BirthdayMay 17, 1975
Place of birthWarwick, RI
ProfessionAttorney
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Erin P. Lynch (b. May 17, 1975) is a Democratic member of the Rhode Island State Senate, representing District 31. She was first elected to the chamber in 2008.

Biography

Lynch earned her B.A. in History from Boston College and her J.D. from Catholic University Columbus School of Law. Her professional experience includes working as an attorney for Lynch, Bernard & Lynch.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Rhode Island Committee Assignments, 2013
Rules, Chair
Special Legislation & Veterans' Affairs, Vice Chair
Judiciary, Secretary

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2014

See also: Rhode Island State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Rhode Island State Senate 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 Erin Lynch was unopposed in the Democratic primary. James Roche is running as an Independent candidate. Lynch and Roche will face off in the general election.[2][3]

2012

See also: Rhode Island State Senate elections, 2012

Lynch won re-election in District 31 in 2012. She was unopposed in both the Democratic primary on September 11 and the general election on November 6.[4][5][6]

Rhode Island State Senate, District 31, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngErin Lynch Incumbent 97.5% 9,862
     Other Write-in 2.5% 257
Total Votes 10,119

2010

See also: Rhode Island State Senate elections, 2010

Lynch was re-elected to District 31 in 2011. She was unopposed in the September 14 Democratic primary and the November 2 general election.[7][8]

Rhode Island State Senate, District 30
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Erin Lynch (D) 7261

2008

See also: Rhode Island State Senate elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Lynch was elected to the 31st District Seat in the Rhode Island State Senate.[9] Lynch raised $46,852 for his campaign, while Madden raised $12,280.[10]

Rhode Island State Senate, District 31 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Erin Lynch (D) 7,775
Thomas Madden (R) 5,172

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Erin Lynch is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Erin Lynch raised a total of $101,782 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 30, 2013.[11]

Erin Lynch's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Rhode Island State Senate, District 31 Won $19,175
2010 Rhode Island State Senate, District 31 Won $35,755
2008 Rhode Island State Senate, District 31 Won $46,852
Grand Total Raised $101,782

2012

Erin Lynch won re-election to the Rhode Island State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Erin Lynch raised a total of $19,175.
Rhode Island State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Erin Lynch's campaign in 2012
Rhode Island Troopers Association$800
Rhode Island Laborers$600
Rhode Island Brotherhood of Correctional Officers$600
Lynch, Patricia$500
Noel, Philip$500
Total Raised in 2012$19,175
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Erin Lynch won re-election to the Rhode Island State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Erin Lynch raised a total of $35,755.

2008

Erin Lynch won election to the Rhode Island State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Erin Lynch raised a total of $46,852.

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.

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Rhode Island State Senate District 31
2009–present
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