|Rhode Island House of Representatives District 73|
|January 2, 2017|
|Years in position||2|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 8, 2016|
|High school||Dunbar High School|
|Bachelor's||Stephen F. Austin State University|
|Master's||Webster University (1982), University of Rhode Island (2000)|
|Service/branch||United States Army|
|Years of service||20 years|
|Date of birth||November 10, 1949|
Abney earned his bachelor's degree in Public Administration at Stephen F. Austin State University in 1975, his master’s of management from Webster University in 1982, his master’s of business administration from the University of Rhode Island in 2000 and a certificate of advanced graduate study in educational leadership from Johnson and Wales University in 2005.
His professional experience includes working as executive assistant to the commissioner for the Rhode Island Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Abney served as a Major in the United States Army for 20 years, including a stint as the company commander at NATO Headquarters in Belgium.
2015 legislative session
At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Abney served on the following committees:
|Rhode Island Committee Assignments, 2015|
|• Veterans' Affairs|
|• Health, Education and Welfare|
In the 2013-2014 legislative session, Abney served on the following committees:
|Rhode Island Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Veterans' Affairs|
|• Health, Education and Welfare|
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 Marvin Abney was unopposed in the Democratic primary and was unchallenged in the general election.
Abney won election in the 2012 election for Rhode Island House of Representatives District 73. Abney defeated David Carlin Jr. in the September 11 Democratic primary and was unopposed in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Rhode Island House of Representatives, District 73, General Election, 2012|
|Rhode Island House of Representatives, District 73 Democratic Primary, 2012|
|David Carlin, Jr.||29.9%||261|
Comprehensive donor information for Marvin Abney is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Marvin Abney raised a total of $3,980 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 12, 2013.
|Marvin Abney's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Rhode Island House of Representatives, District 73||$3,980|
|Grand Total Raised||$3,980|
2012Marvin Abney won election to the Rhode Island House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Marvin Abney raised a total of $3,980.
|Rhode Island House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Marvin Abney's campaign in 2012|
|Ironworkers Local 37||$200|
|Rhode Island House Leadership Pac||$100|
|Fund for Democratic Priorities||$100|
|Rhode Island Laborers||$100|
|Total Raised in 2012||$3,980|
|Source: Follow the Money|
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Abney and his wife, Cheryl Lynn, have three children.
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- Campaign contributions: 2012
- Rhode Island House of Representatives, "Rep. Abney," accessed June 10, 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
- followthemoney.org, "Abney, Martin," accessed August 12, 2013
J. Russell Jackson (D)
|Rhode Island House of Representatives - District 73
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