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|Rhode Island House of Representatives District 39|
|2011 - January 6, 2015|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|Bachelor's||Charter Oak College|
|Master's||St. John's University|
|Profession||Freelance technical and medical writer|
Valencia earned his B.S. from Charter Oak College in 1988 and his M.S. from St. John's University in 1977. His professional experience includes working as a freelance technical and medical writer.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Valencia served on the following committees:
|Rhode Island Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Environment and Natural Resources|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Valencia served on these committees:
|Rhode Island Committee Assignments, 2011|
Valencia's campaign website highlighted the following issues:
- Excerpt: "Property taxes are ridiculously high in our district. But I don't blame our Town Councils - they've actually been very responsible creating sound budgets and sticking to them. The problem has been that the state has slashed aid to cities and towns. I will fight for more state tax dollars to get returned to our part of South County."
- Excerpt: "38 Studios. The Resource Recovery Center. Allegations of pay-to-play. There is an answer. This state is crying out for an Office of Inspector General. An Inspector General would have the ability to go after waste, fraud, mismanagement and corruption in real time, with real subpoena authority. Massachusetts has had an IG since 1981 - enabling it recover over $300 million from contractors associated with the Big Dig. I've introduced a bill to create this office every year since I was first elected in 2011. I promise to continue pushing for this bill until it becomes law."
- Excerpt: "We've been cutting taxes for the highest earners (individuals s who earn $200,000+ annually; married couples who earn $250,000+ annually) in Rhode Island consistently since 1996. The upper rate for the most fortunate residents is now 5.99%. It's time that we made adjustments for the benefit of 95% of Rhode Islanders who aren't in this group: the middle class, veterans, students, and people on fixed income. We can use this additional revenue to lower business taxes, repair our roads and bridges, pay for workforce development, etc."
- Excerpt: "People move to our beautiful section of Rhode Island for the extraordinary quality of life. Richmond, Exeter, and Hopkinton are three gorgeous towns to live in. I work to preserve the rural character of our district by introducing and helping to pass bills that protect and expand family farms."
- Excerpt: "We're blessed to have two excellent schools districts: Chariho and Exeter-West Greenwich. I've been a vocal supporter of both school districts. I'll continue to do everything in my power to support both districts, reduce costs, and share the benefits of regionalization with the rest of the state."
Elections for the office of Rhode Island House of Representatives 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 Larry Valencia was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Justin Price defeated Michael Picillo in the Republican primary. Valencia was defeated by Price in the general election.
|Rhode Island House of Representatives, District 39, General Election, 2014|
|Democratic||Larry Valencia Incumbent||42.8%||2,168|
|Rhode Island House of Representatives, District 39 Republican Primary, 2014|
Valencia won re-election in the 2012 election for Rhode Island House of Representatives District 39. Valencia was unopposed in the September 11 Democratic primary and defeated Clay P. Johnson (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Rhode Island House of Representatives, District 39, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Larry Valencia Incumbent||53.5%||3,336|
|Republican||Clay P. Johnson||46.4%||2,892|
|Rhode Island House District 39|
|Larry Valencia (D)||2732|
|Michael Picillo (R)||2586|
Comprehensive donor information for Larry Valencia is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Larry Valencia raised a total of $28,224 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 2, 2013.
|Larry Valencia's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Rhode Island House of Representatives, District 39||$13,687|
|2010||Rhode Island House of Representatives, District 39||$7,040|
|2008||Rhode Island House of Representatives, District 39||$7,497|
|Grand Total Raised||$28,224|
2012Larry Valencia won re-election to the Rhode Island House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Larry Valencia raised a total of $13,687.
|Rhode Island House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Larry Valencia's campaign in 2012|
|Valencia, Lawrence M||$4,100|
|Richmond Democratic Town Cmte||$1,000|
|Ct Healthcare-District 1199 PAC||$750|
|Gordon Fox RI House Leadership||$500|
|Rhode Island State Association of Fire Fighters||$500|
|Total Raised in 2012||$13,687|
|Source:Follow the Money|
2010Larry Valencia won election to the Rhode Island House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Larry Valencia raised a total of $7,040.
|Rhode Island House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Larry Valencia's campaign in 2010|
|Valencia, Lawrence M||$5,300|
|Richmond Democratic Town||$400|
|Mccauley, John J||$200|
|Rhode Island House Democratic Leadership||$200|
|Total Raised in 2010||$7,040|
|Source:Follow the Money|
2008Larry Valencia lost the election for the Rhode Island House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Larry Valencia raised a total of $7,497.
|Rhode Island House of Representatives 2008 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Larry Valencia's campaign in 2008|
|VALENCIA, PATRICIA R||$6,000|
|VALENCIA, LARRY VALENCIA||$-200|
|Total Raised in 2008||$7,497|
|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
- Legislators are scored based on votes on government reform.
- Rhode Island Center for Freedom and Prosperity: 2013 Session Freedom Index
- Legislators are scored based on their votes on bills deemed to have an effect on free-market, small-government, or constitutional principles.
- National Federation of Independent Business in Rhode Island: 2013-2014 Voting Record
- Legislators are scored on their votes on key small business issues.
- Environment Council of Rhode Island: 2011-2012 Green Report Card
- Legislators were scored based on 14 pieces of legislation, ranging from matters on clean water, to state energy policies.
- Common Cause: 2011-2012 Legislative Scorecard
- Legislators were scored based on votes on government reform.
- Rhode Island Center for Freedom and Prosperity: 2012 Session Freedom Index
- Legislators were scored based on their votes on bills deemed to have an effect on free-market, small-government, or constitutional principles.
Valencia and his wife, Patty, have three children, Lee, Jacqueline and Xaviera. He served as a member of the Richmond Zoning Board of Review from 2002 to January 2012; as a member of the Richmond Economic Development Commission (Chairman from 2007 to 2010); and as Chairman of the Home Rule Charter Commission from 2007 to 2008.
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- Rhode Island House of Representatives
- House Committees
- Rhode Island General Assembly
- Joint Committees
- Rhode Island state legislative districts
- Official campaign website
- Profile from Open States
- Larry Valencia on Facebook
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative Profile from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions: 2012 2010 2008
- Project Vote Smart, "Biography of Rep. Larry Valencia," accessed June 10, 2014
- Larry Valencia's campaign website, "Issues," accessed October 20, 2014
- Rhode Island Secretary of State, "Candidates for Representative in General Assembly," accessed June 30, 2014
- Rhode Island Secretary of State, "2014 Statewide Primary Results: Representative 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 10, 2012
- State of Rhode Island Board of Elections, "2012 Statewide Primary Results," accessed June 10, 2014
- State of Rhode Island Board of Elections, "2012 Statewide General Election Results," accessed June 10, 2014
- State of Rhode Island Board of Elections, "2010 Statewide Primary Results," accessed June 10, 2014
- State of Rhode Island Board of Elections, "2010 Statewide General Election Results," accessed June 10, 2014
- followthemoney.org, "Valencia, Larry," accessed August 2, 2013
Rodney Driver (D)
|Rhode Island House of Representatives - District 39
2011–January 6, 2015
| Succeeded by|
Justin Price (R)