Michael Pinga

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Michael Pinga
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Former candidate for
Rhode Island State Senate, District 9
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Rhode Island Senate District 9
2009 - 2013
OtherCommunity College of Rhode Island/La Salle Academy
Date of birthJanuary 3, 1963
Michael Pinga (b. January 3, 1963) was a 2014 Independent candidate for District 9 of the Rhode Island State Senate.

He is a former Democratic member of the Rhode Island State Senate, representing District 9 from 2009 to 2013.


Pinga attended the Community College of Rhode Island. His professional experience includes working for Wescott Banking Company, Incorporated.[1]

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Pinga served on the following committees:


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Pinga served on the following committees:



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 Adam J. Satchell defeated Debra Tocco in the Democratic primary. Thomas Jones withdrew from the race before the Democratic primary. Michael Pinga ran as an Independent candidate. Satchell defeated Pinga in the general election.[2][3][4]

Rhode Island State Senate, District 9, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngAdam J. Satchell Incumbent 55.8% 4,090
     Independent Michael Pinga 44.2% 3,241
Total Votes 7,331


See also: Rhode Island State Senate elections, 2012

Pinga ran for re-election in District 9 and was defeated in the Democratic primary on September 11 by Adam J. Satchell.[5][6]

Rhode Island State Senate, District 9 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngAdam Satchell 58% 1,151
Michael Pinga Incumbent 42% 833
Total Votes 1,984


See also: Rhode Island State Senate elections, 2010

Pinga was re-elected in District 9. He defeated independent William Anderson in the November 2 general election. He defeated Peter Calci, Jr. in the September 14 Democratic primary.[7][8]

Rhode Island State Senate, District 9
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Michael Pinga (D) 4746
William Anderson (I) 2911


See also: Rhode Island State Senate elections, 2008

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

Campaign donors


In 2010, Pinga received $34,800 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[10]

Rhode Island State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Michael Pinga's campaign in 2010
Pinga, Michael J$22,465
Cheng, Brian$500
Paolino, Raymond T$250
Richman, Vicki$242
Hamel, Michael$238
Total Raised in 2010 $34,800


Pinga raised $14,579 during the 2008 election cycle.

His major contributors are listed below.[11]

Donor Amount
Michael Pinga $2,000
Mia Evangelista $1,000
Richard Evangelista $1,000
Raymond Polino $1,000


Pinga and his wife, Jill, have two children.[1]

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Preceded by
Rhode Island State Senate District 9
Succeeded by
Adam Satchell (D)