Lauren Carson

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Lauren Carson
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Rhode Island House of Representatives, District 75
Incumbent
In office
January 6, 2015 - present
Term ends
January 2, 2017
Years in position 0
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$14,947.34/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 4, 2014
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Lauren H. Carson is a Democratic member for of the Rhode Island House of Representatives, representing District 75. She was first elected to the chamber in 2014.

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

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

Rhode Island Committee Assignments, 2015
Oversight
Small Business

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Carson's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]

Rhode Island's Infrastructure

  • Excerpt: "I will work with other members of the RI Assembly and our new governor to explore the new revolving funds and infrastructure financing models. "

Storm Surge, Wind and Coastal Flooding

  • Excerpt: "I will work with State Government to provide further guidance to municipalities for managing our infrastructure, storm water and waste water management, emergency preparedness, energy and communication systems. "

Newport's Tourism Economy: Solutions

  • Excerpt: "I believe that our tourism industry is a building block of our economic development. While our state’s regional destination marketing organizations have been successful, there is more that can be done to showcase our state as a whole."

Elections

2014

See also: Rhode Island House of Representatives elections, 2014

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. Lauren Carson defeated incumbent Peter Martin in the Democratic primary. Gregory Larson was removed from the ballot before the primary. Carson was unchallenged in the general election.[2][3][4]

Rhode Island House of Representatives, District 75 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngLauren Carson 53.5% 907
Peter Martin Incumbent 46.5% 787
Total Votes 1,694

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Political offices
Preceded by
Peter Martin (D)
Rhode Island House of Representatives - District 75
January 6, 2015-present
Succeeded by
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