Harold Metts

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Harold Metts
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Rhode Island Senate District 6
Incumbent
In office
2005 - present
Term ends
January 6, 2015
Years in position 9
PartyDemocratic
Leadership
House Deputy Majority Leader
1997-1998
Compensation
Base salary$14,947.34/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2004
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
House of Representatives
1984-1998
Education
Bachelor'sRoger Williams University
Master'sRhode Island College
Military service
Service/branchRhode Island Army National Guard
Personal
BirthdayOctober 6, 1947
Place of birthLexington, VA
ProfessionAssistant Principle
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Harold M. Metts (b. October 6, 1947) is a Democratic member of the Rhode Island State Senate, representing District 6. He was first elected to the chamber in 2004. He currently serves as Deputy President Pro Tempore

Metts served in the Rhode Island House of Representatives from 1984 to 1998. From 1997 to 1998, he served as the House Deputy Majority Leader.

Biography

Metts earned his B.S. in Business Administration from Roger Williams University in 1970, his Social Business Teacher Certification from Bryant College in 1975 and his M.Ed. in Education-Secondary Administration from Rhode Island College in 1983. His professional experience includes working as an assistant principal/educator/coach for the Providence School Department. Metts served in the Rhode Island Army National Guard from 1970 to 1976.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Rhode Island Committee Assignments, 2013
Education, Vice Chair
Judiciary

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2014

See also: Rhode Island State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Rhode Island State Senate will consist of a primary election on September 9, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 25, 2014. Incumbent Harold Metts will face Mario Mancebo in the Democratic primary, while Kendre Rodriguez is unopposed in the Republican primary. Russell Hryzan is running as an Independent candidate.[2]

2012

See also: Rhode Island State Senate elections, 2012

Metts won re-election in District 6. He was unopposed in the Democratic primary on September 11, 2012. Russell Hryzan was unopposed in the Republican primary. Metts defeated Hryzan in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4][5]

Rhode Island State Senate, District 6, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngHarold Metts Incumbent 91.8% 6,294
     Republican Russell Hryzan 7.8% 532
     Other Other 0.5% 31
Total Votes 6,857

2010

See also: Rhode Island State Senate elections, 2010

Metts was re-elected to District 6 in 2010. He defeated Mario Mancebo in the September 14 Democratic primary. He faced no opposition in the November 2 general election.[6][7]

Rhode Island State Senate, District 6
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Harold Metts (D) 4021

2008

See also: Rhode Island State Senate elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Metts was re-elected to District 6 in the Rhode Island State Senate.[8] Metts raised $8,565 for his campaign, while Coda raised $2,507.[9]

Rhode Island State Senate, District 6 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Harold Metts (D) 6,509
Marc Coda (R) 677

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Harold Metts is available dating back to 1994. Based on available campaign finance records, Harold Metts raised a total of $36,115 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 25, 2013.[10]

Harold Metts's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Rhode Island State Senate, District 6 Won $250
2010 Rhode Island State Senate, District 6 Won $4,355
2008 Rhode Island State Senate, District 6 Won $8,565
2006 Rhode Island State Senate, District 6 Won $9,050
2004 Rhode Island State Senate, District 6 Won $13,355
1996 Rhode Island State House of Representatives, District 19 Won $210
1994 Rhode Island State House of Representatives, District 19 Won $330
Grand Total Raised $36,115

2012

Harold Metts won re-election to the Rhode Island State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Harold Metts raised a total of $250.
Rhode Island State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Harold Metts's campaign in 2012
Unitemized Contributions$250
Total Raised in 2012$250
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Harold Metts won re-election to the Rhode Island State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Harold Metts raised a total of $4,355.

2008

Harold Metts won re-election to the Rhode Island State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Harold Metts raised a total of $8,565.

2006

Harold Metts won re-election to the Rhode Island State Senate in 2006. During that election cycle, Harold Metts raised a total of $9,050.

2004

Harold Metts won election to the Rhode Island State Senate in 2004. During that election cycle, Harold Metts raised a total of $13,355.

1996

Harold Metts won re-election to the Rhode Island State House of Representatives in 1996. During that election cycle, Harold Metts raised a total of $210.

1994

Harold Metts won re-election to the Rhode Island State House of Representatives in 1994. During that election cycle, Harold Metts raised a total of $330.

Personal

Metts and his wife, Dayus Young, have three children.[1]

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, Metts was among the top 25 lawmakers who sponsored the most in grant funding, obtaining $26,500 for community organizations.[11]

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Rhode Island State Senate District 6
2005–present
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