Leonidas Raptakis

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Leonidas Raptakis
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Rhode Island State Senate District 33
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 4, 2014
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Rhode Island State Senate District 33
1997 - 2010
Rhode Island House of Representatives
1992 - 1996
Education
Associate'sCommunity College of Rhode Island
Bachelor'sRhode Island College
Personal
ProfessionOwner/operator, pizza restaurant
Websites
Office website
Personal website
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Leonidas P. Raptakis (b. November 18, 1959) is a Democratic member of the Rhode Island State Senate, representing District 33. He was first elected to the chamber in 1996.

Raptakis served in the Rhode Island House of Representatives from 1992 to 1996. Raptakis ran unsuccessfully for election in 2010 in the Democratic primary for Secretary of State.

Biography

Raptakis earned his A.A. from the Community College of Rhode Island in 1981 and his B.A. from Rhode Island College in 1981. His professional experience includes owning/operating the Venus Pizza Restaurant.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Rhode Island Committee Assignments, 2013
Judiciary
Special Legislation & Veterans' Affairs

2009-2010

While a member of the Rhode Island State Senate, Raptakis served on the following committees:

Elections

2014

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 Leonidas Raptakis was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Michael Madonna was unopposed in the Republican primary. Frank Hyde was removed from the ballot before the Democratic primary. Raptakis defeated Madonna in the general election.[2][3][4]

Rhode Island State Senate, District 33, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLeonidas Raptakis Incumbent 55.4% 5,431
     Republican Michael Madonna 44.6% 4,365
Total Votes 9,796


2012

See also: Rhode Island State Senate elections, 2012

Raptakis won election to State Senate in District 33. He defeated David J. Gorman in the Democratic primary on September 11. Incumbent Glenford Shibley was unopposed in the Republican primary. Raptakis defeated Shibley in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[5][6][7]

Rhode Island State Senate, District 33, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLeonidas Raptakis 61.6% 7,761
     Republican Glenford Shibley Incumbent 38.2% 4,811
     Other Write-in 0.3% 35
Total Votes 12,607
Rhode Island State Senate, District 33 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngLeonidas Raptakis 61.1% 1,318
David Gorman 38.9% 840
Total Votes 2,158

2010

See also: Rhode Island Secretary of State election, 2010 and Rhode Island State Senate elections, 2010

Raptakis did not run for re-election in District 33 but instead challenged incumbent Secretary State Ralph Mollis in the September 14 Democratic primary. Mollis won with 63.3 percent of the vote.[8]

2010 Race for Secretary of State - Democratic Primary
Candidates Percentage
Green check mark.jpg Ralph Mollis (D) 63.3%
Leonidas Raptakis (D) 36.7%
Total votes 90,988

2008

See also: Rhode Island State Senate elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Raptakis was re-elected to the 33rd District Seat in the Rhode Island State Senate. Raptakis had no challenger.[9]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Leonidas Raptakis is available dating back to 1994. Based on available campaign finance records, Leonidas Raptakis raised a total of $333,062 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 30, 2013.[10]

Leonidas Raptakis's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Rhode Island State Senate, District 33 Won $39,418
2010 Rhode Island Secretary of State Defeated $179,297
2008 Rhode Island State Senate, District 33 Won $31,325
2006 Rhode Island State Senate, District 33 Won $23,950
2004 Rhode Island State Senate, District 33 Won $22,962
2002 Rhode Island State Senate, District 33 Won $19,950
2000 Rhode Island State Senate, District 20 Won $2,675
1998 Rhode Island State Senate, District 20 Won $3,700
1996 Rhode Island State Senate, District 20 Won $7,430
1994 Rhode Island State House of Representatives , District 31 Won $2,355
Grand Total Raised $333,062

2012

Leonidas Raptakis won re-election to the Rhode Island State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Leonidas Raptakis raised a total of $39,418.
Rhode Island State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Leonidas Raptakis's campaign in 2012
Rhode Island Association for Justice$1,000
Vican, Peter B$1,000
Mouyiaris, Nikos$1,000
White Jr, John H$1,000
Chris P Tomaras$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$39,418
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Leonidas Raptakis lost the election for the Rhode Island Secretary of State in 2010. During that election cycle, Leonidas Raptakis raised a total of $179,297.

2008

Leonidas Raptakis won re-election to the Rhode Island State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Leonidas Raptakis raised a total of $31,325.

2006

Leonidas Raptakis won re-election to the Rhode Island State Senate in 2006. During that election cycle, Leonidas Raptakis raised a total of $23,950.

2004

Leonidas Raptakis won re-election to the Rhode Island State Senate in 2004. During that election cycle, Leonidas Raptakis raised a total of $22,962.

2002

Leonidas Raptakis won re-election to the Rhode Island State Senate in 2002. During that election cycle, Leonidas Raptakis raised a total of $19,950.

2000

Leonidas Raptakis won re-election to the Rhode Island State Senate in 2000. During that election cycle, Leonidas Raptakis raised a total of $2,675.

1998

Leonidas Raptakis won re-election to the Rhode Island State Senate in 1998. During that election cycle, Leonidas Raptakis raised a total of $3,700.

1996

Leonidas Raptakis won election to the Rhode Island State Senate in 1996. During that election cycle, Leonidas Raptakis raised a total of $7,430.

1994

Leonidas Raptakis won re-election to the Rhode Island State House of Representatives in 1994. During that election cycle, Leonidas Raptakis raised a total of $2,355.

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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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Personal

Raptakis and his wife, Donna Marie, have two children.[1]

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Rhode Island State Senate District 33
1997–2011
Succeeded by
Glenford Shibley (R)
Preceded by
Glenford Shibley (R)
Rhode Island State Senate District 33
2013–Present
Succeeded by
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