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Paul Jabour
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Rhode Island Senate District 5
Incumbent
In office
2007 - present
Term ends
January 6, 2015
Years in position 7
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$14,947.34/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Rhode Island House of Representative
1985-1990
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Rhode Island
J.D.University of New Hampshire
OtherL.L.M., Boston University
Personal
BirthdayNovember 21, 1956
Place of birthProvidence, RI
ProfessionAttorney
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Paul V. Jabour (b. November 21, 1956) is a Democratic member of the Rhode Island State Senate, representing District 5. He was first elected to the chamber in 2006.

Jabour was Chair of the 13th Ward Democratic Committee. He then won a special election for the Rhode Island House of Representatives in April of 1985. He served in the House from 1985 to 1990.

Biography

Jabour earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Rhode Island, his J.D. from Pierce Law Center and his L.L.M. in Taxation from Boston University School of Law. His professional experience includes working as a Pell-Beard Scholar Intern for the University of Rhode Island, for the Providence Probate Court from 1984 to 1994, as Chief of Staff for the Mayor's Office of the City of Providence from 2002 to 2003, as the Chief Clerk for the Providence Probate Court since 2004 and as an attorney for the Law Office of Paul V. Jabour.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Rhode Island Committee Assignments, 2013
Judiciary, Vice Chair
Government Oversight, Vice Chair
Commerce
Special Legislation & Veterans' Affairs

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Jabour served on these committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Jabour served on these committees:

Elections

2014

See also: Rhode Island State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Rhode Island State Senate will take place in 2014. A primary election took place September 9, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 25, 2014. Incumbent Paul Jabour was unopposed in the Democratic primary and is unchallenged in the general election.[2][3]

2012

See also: Rhode Island State Senate elections, 2012

Jabour won re-election in District 5. He defeated Maura Kelly in the Democratic primary on September 11, 2012. Jabour was unopposed in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5][6]

Rhode Island State Senate, District 5, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngPaul Jabour Incumbent 97.5% 6,240
     Other Write-in 2.5% 158
Total Votes 6,398
Rhode Island State Senate, District 5 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngPaul Jabour Incumbent 57.6% 1,656
Maura Kelly 42.4% 1,219
Total Votes 2,875

2010

See also: Rhode Island State Senate elections, 2010

Jabour was re-elected to District 5. He was unopposed in the September 14 Democratic primary. He faced no opposition in the November 2 general election.[7][8]

Rhode Island State Senate, District 5
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Paul Jabour (D) 3400

2008

See also: Rhode Island State Senate elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Jabour was re-elected to District 5 in the Rhode Island State Senate. Jabour had no challengers in either the primary or the general election.[9]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Paul Jabour is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Paul Jabour raised a total of $47,814 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 25, 2013.[10]

Paul Jabour's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Rhode Island State Senate, District 5 Won $12,500
2010 Rhode Island State Senate, District 5 Won $0
2008 Rhode Island State Senate, District 5 Won $0
2006 Rhode Island State Senate, District 5 Won $35,314
Grand Total Raised $47,814

2012

Paul Jabour won re-election to the Rhode Island State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Paul Jabour raised a total of $12,500.
Rhode Island State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Paul Jabour's campaign in 2012
JABOUR, PAUL V$12,500
Total Raised in 2012$12,500
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Paul Jabour won re-election to the Rhode Island State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Paul Jabour raised a total of $0.

2008

Paul Jabour won re-election to the Rhode Island State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Paul Jabour raised a total of $0.

2006

Paul Jabour won election to the Rhode Island State Senate in 2006. During that election cycle, Paul Jabour raised a total of $35,314.

Scorecards

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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.

  • Legislators are scored based on their votes on bills related to civil liberties.
  • Legislators are scored based on votes on government reform.
  • Legislators are scored based on their votes on bills deemed to have an effect on free-market, small-government, or constitutional principles.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key small business issues.

2011-2012

In 2011, the Rhode Island General Assembly was in session from January 4 to July 1. In 2012, the Rhode Island General Assembly was in session from January 3 to June 13.

  • Legislators were scored based on 14 pieces of legislation, ranging from matters on clean water, to state energy policies.
  • Legislators were scored based on votes on government reform.
  • Legislators were scored based on their votes on bills deemed to have an effect on free-market, small-government, or constitutional principles.

In the news

Grants to nonprofit organizations

In 2012, Rhode Island lawmakers issued $1.9 million in legislative grants to nonprofit organizations. These grants were awarded on a nonpartisan basis by House Speaker Gordon Fox and Senate President Teresa Paiva-Weed and were chosen based on the merits of the organizations' applications and requests by individual lawmakers. Though the Rhode Island Supreme Court ruled that the legislature has the authority to create grants as part of the budget, some critics have called these grants wasteful government spending and believe the money could be used to influence votes. Lawmakers in support of the grants claim that they go to community organizations that are struggling to fill fundraising gaps or make up for a lack of resources that may no longer be available at the municipal level. According to an August 2013 report in Go Local Prov News, Jabour was among the top 25 lawmakers who sponsored the most in grant funding, obtaining $38,000 for community organizations.[11]

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