Rene Menard

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Rene Menard
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Rhode Island House of Representatives District 45
Incumbent
In office
1989 - 2013
PartyDemocratic
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1988
Term limitsN/A
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Rene Menard (b. August 17, 1957) is a former Democratic member of the Rhode Island House of Representatives.

Menard earned his AA in Fire Science from the Community College of Rhode Island in 1981.

He worked as a Firefighter for the City of Woonsocket but is now retired.

Menard was a delegate at the Rhode Island Constitutional Convention in 1986. He then served on the Lincoln Town Council from 1987 to 1988. He joined the Rhode Island House of Representatives in 1989 and served there until his primary defeat in 2012. In 1999, Menard served as Deputy Majority Whip, and he served as House Majority Whip in 2002.

Committee assignments

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2012

See also: Rhode Island House of Representatives elections, 2012

Menard ran for re-election in District 45 and was defeated in the Democratic primary on September 11 by Mia Ackerman.[1][2]

Rhode Island House of Representatives, District 45 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMia Ackerman 54.2% 1,065
Rene Menard Incumbent 45.8% 900
Total Votes 1,965

2010

See also: Rhode Island House of Representatives elections, 2010

Menard won re-election to the 45th District seat in 2010. He defeated Julie Zito in the September 14 Democratic primary and defeated Republican Larry Shetler and independent Colleen Scanlan in the general election on November 2, 2010.[3][4]

Rhode Island House District 45
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Rene Menard (D) 2889
Jennifer Hirons (R) 1185
Colleen Scanlan (I) 988

2008

In 2008 Menard was re-elected to the Rhode Island House District 45. Menard (D) finished with 5,146 votes.[5] Menard raised $42,085 for his campaign fund.[6]

Rhode Island House District 45
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Rene Menard (D) 5,146

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, Menard raised $44,333 in campaign donations. The top contributors to the campaign are listed below.[7]

Rhode Island House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Rene Menard's campaign in 2010
Lincoln Teachers Association$1,700
Fire Fighters$1,000
Schadone, Gregory J$1,000
Baldelli, Dan R$1,000
Rhode Island Federation Of Teachers$900
Total Raised in 2010 $44,333

2008

Listed below are the four largest contributors to Rene Menard's 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
Dan R. Baldelli $1,500
Amica Insurance $1,000
International Association of Fire Fighters $1,000
Woonsocket Fire Fighters Local 732 $1,000

Personal

Menard and his wife, Linda, have two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Rhode Island House of Representatives - District 45
1989–2013
Succeeded by
Mia Ackerman (D)