K. Joseph Shekarchi

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K. Joseph Shekarchi
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Rhode Island House of Representatives, District 23
Incumbent
In office
2013-Present
Term ends
January 6, 2015
Years in position 1
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$14,947.34/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sSuffolk University
J.D.Suffolk University Law School
Personal
ProfessionAttorney
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
K. Joseph Shekarchi is a Democratic member of the Rhode Island House of Representatives, representing District 23. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Biography

Shekarchi earned his bachelor's degree in Government from Suffolk University in 1984 and his J.D. from Suffolk University Law School in 1990. His professional experience includes working as an attorney at Shekarchi Law Office.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Rhode Island Committee Assignments, 2013
Judiciary
Labor

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

Shekarchi stated that he would focus on improving the state's economy, fight for services to senior citizens, and support education.[2]

Elections

2014

See also: Rhode Island House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Rhode Island House of Representatives 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 K. Joseph Shekarchi was unopposed in the Democratic primary and is unchallenged in the general election.[3][4]

2012

See also: Rhode Island House of Representatives elections, 2012

Shekarchi won election in the 2012 election for Rhode Island House of Representatives District 23. Shekarchi was unopposed in the September 11 Democratic primary and defeated John Falkowski (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[5][6][7]

Rhode Island House of Representatives, District 23, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngK. Joseph Shekarchi 67.9% 4,302
     Republican John Falkowski 31.8% 2,013
     Other Write-in 0.4% 24
Total Votes 6,339

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for K. Joseph Shekarchi is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, K. Joseph Shekarchi raised a total of $52,746 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 2, 2013.[8]

K. Joseph Shekarchi's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Rhode Island House of Representatives, District 23 Won $52,746
Grand Total Raised $52,746

2012

K. Joseph Shekarchi won election to the Rhode Island House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, K. Joseph Shekarchi raised a total of $52,746.
Rhode Island House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to K. Joseph Shekarchi's campaign in 2012
Faneuil, Edward$1,000
Rhode Island Association for Justice$1,000
Zammello, Frank$1,000
Pesce, John$1,000
Marcellino, Celeste$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$52,746
Source:Follow the Money

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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.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Robert Flaherty (D)
Rhode Island House of Representatives - District 23
2013–present
Succeeded by
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