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Gayle Goldin
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Rhode Island State Senate District 3
In office
Term ends
January 2, 2017
Years in position 3
Base salary$14,947.34/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sMcGill University
Master'sTufts University
ProfessionStrategic Initiatives Officer, Women’s Fund of Rhode Island
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Gayle L. Goldin is a Democratic member of the Rhode Island State Senate, representing District 3. She was first elected to the chamber in 2012.


Goldin earned her B.A. in English Literature from McGill University and her M.A. in Public Policy from Tufts University. Her professional experience includes working as a strategic initiatives officer of the Women’s Fund of Rhode Island.[1]

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Goldin served on the following committees:

Rhode Island Committee Assignments, 2015
Environment and Agriculture, Secretary
Health and Human Services


In the 2013-2014 legislative session, Goldin served on the following committees:



See also: Rhode Island State Senate elections, 2014

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 Gayle Goldin defeated Christopher Wall in the Democratic primary. Goldin was unchallenged in the general election.[2][3][4]


See also: Rhode Island State Senate elections, 2012

Goldin won election in the 2012 election for Rhode Island State Senate District 3. She defeated Maryellen Butke in the Democratic primary on September 11. Goldin was unopposed in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[5][6][7]

Rhode Island State Senate, District 3, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngGayle Goldin 96.7% 8,437
     Other Write-in 3.3% 291
Total Votes 8,728

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Gayle Goldin is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Gayle Goldin raised a total of $16,451 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 25, 2013.[8]

Gayle Goldin's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Rhode Island State Senate, District 3 Won $16,451
Grand Total Raised $16,451


Gayle Goldin won election to the Rhode Island State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Gayle Goldin raised a total of $16,451.



In 2014, Goldin's endorsements included the following:[9]

  • Representative Edith Ajello
  • Darlene Allen and Carmel Merrick
  • Peter Asen and Martha Elena Rojas
  • Sue Azar
  • M. Charles and Elizabeth Bakst
  • Sierra Barter
  • Wendy and Alec Beckett
  • Sam Bell
  • Ed Benson
  • Charles Blackman and Lisa Roth Blackman
  • Nancy Blackman
  • Representative Chris Blazejewski
  • Rachel and Ethan Colaiace
  • Kath Connolly
  • Arianne Corrente
  • Jill Davidson and Kevin Eberman
  • Doug and Stacy Emanuel
  • Carl and Grace Farmer
  • David Feit and Beth Levow
  • Lainy Fersh and Pat McGuigan


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Goldin and her husband, Jeff Levy, have two sons.[10]

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Preceded by
Rhoda Perry (D)
Rhode Island State Senate District 3
Succeeded by