Frank Lombardo III
|Frank Lombardo III|
|Rhode Island Senate District 25|
|2011 - present|
|January 6, 2015|
|Years in position||3|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|First elected||November 2, 2010|
|High school||Smithfield High School|
Lombardo's professional experience includes owning Lombardo and Sons of Providence, a heating and air conditioning supplies company.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Lombardo served on the following committees:
|Rhode Island Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Labor, Secretary|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Lombardo served on these committees:
|Rhode Island Committee Assignments, 2011|
Elections for the office of Rhode Island State Senate 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 Frank Lombardo III was unopposed in the Democratic primary and was unchallenged in the general election.
|Rhode Island State Senate, District 25, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Frank Lombardo III Incumbent||97.9%||9,551|
|Rhode Island State Senate, District 25 Democratic Primary, 2012|
|Frank Lombardo III Incumbent||63.4%||1,833|
Lombardo defeated Republican Richard Fascia and independents Nikhol Bentley, Raffaele Florio, Eric O'Connor, and Alan Ross in the November 2 general election. He defeated Giovanni Conti, Louis Prata, Milan Azar, John Vanner, Joseph Accetturo, Paul Santilli and Dennis Parrillo in the September 14 Democratic primary.
|Rhode Island State Senate, District 25|
|Frank Lombardo III (D)||4,753|
|Richard Fascia (R)||2,657|
|Eric O'Connor (I)||1,975|
|Alan Ross (I)||847|
|Raffaele Florio (I)||332|
|Nikhol Bentley (I)||292|
Comprehensive donor information for Frank Lombardo III is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Frank Lombardo III raised a total of $67,940 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 26, 2013.
|Frank Lombardo III's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Rhode Island State Senate, District 25||$42,075|
|2010||Rhode Island State Senate, District 25||$25,865|
|Grand Total Raised||$67,940|
2012Frank Lombardo III won re-election to the Rhode Island State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Frank Lombardo III raised a total of $42,075.
|Rhode Island State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Frank Lombardo III's campaign in 2012|
|Lombardo III, Frank||$18,100|
|Vinagro, Joseph R||$500|
|Operating Engineers Local 57||$500|
|Total Raised in 2012||$42,075|
|Source:Follow the Money|
2010Frank Lombardo III won election to the to the Rhode Island State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Frank Lombardo III raised a total of $25,865.
|to the Rhode Island State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Frank Lombardo III's campaign in 2010|
|Lombardo III, Frank||$10,000|
|Associated Builders & Contractors||$500|
|Lombardo, David P||$500|
|Total Raised in 2010||$25,865|
|Source:Follow the Money|
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- American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island: 2013-2014 Voting Record
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- Common Cause: 2013-2014 Legislative Scorecard
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- Rhode Island Center for Freedom and Prosperity: 2013 Session Freedom Index
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- National Federation of Independent Business in New York: 2013-2014 Voting Record
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- Environment Council of Rhode Island: 2011-2012 Green Report Card
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- Common Cause: 2011-2012 Legislative Scorecard
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- Rhode Island Center for Freedom and Prosperity: 2012 Session Freedom Index
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Lombardo and his wife, Patricia, have 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 called these grants wasteful government spending and believe the money could be used to influence votes. Lawmakers in support of the grants claimed 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, Lombardo was among the top 25 lawmakers who sponsored the most in grant funding, obtaining $25,500 for community organizations.
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- Project Vote Smart, "Biography of Sen. Frank Lombardo III," accessed June 6, 2014
- Rhode Island Secretary of State, "Candidates for Senator in General Assembly," accessed June 30, 2014
- Rhode Island Secretary of State, "2014 Statewide Primary Results: Senator in General Assembly," accessed September 26, 2014
- Rhode Island Board of Elections, "Official 2014 general election results," accessed December 4, 2014
- Candidates in Upcoming Elections, "Rhode Island Secretary of State," accessed July 5, 2012
- State of Rhode Island Board of Elections, "2012 Statewide Primary Results," accessed June 6, 2014
- State of Rhode Island Board of Elections, "2012 Statewide General Election Results," accessed June 6, 2014
- State of Rhode Island Board of Elections, "2010 Statewide Primary Results," accessed June 6, 2014
- State of Rhode Island Board of Elections, "2010 Statewide General Election Results," accessed June 6, 2014
- followthemoney.org, "Lombardo III, Frank," accessed July 26, 2013
- Go Local Prov News, "RI Lawmakers Shell Out $1.9M in Controversial Legislative Grants," August 15, 2013
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|Rhode Island State Senate District 25
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