Rhode Island lieutenant gubernatorial election, 2014
September 9, 2014
November 4, 2014
Governor • Lt. Governor • Secretary of State • Attorney General
- 1 Candidates
- 2 Results
- 3 Campaign themes
- 4 Polls
- 5 Past elections
- 6 Campaign finance
- 7 Key deadlines
- 8 Recent news
- 9 See also
- 10 External links
- 11 References
Rhode Island is one of 21 states with a mixed primary system. Unaffiliated voters may vote in a party's primary, but they will then be considered affiliated with that party. In order to disaffiliate, they must file a "Change of Party Designation" form.
Daniel McKee - Cumberland Mayor
Catherine Terry Taylor - former speechwriter and 2010 candidate for Secretary of State
Thomas David Gallant - Constitutionalist Party candidate
William Gilbert - Moderate Party candidate
Lost in primary
|Lieutenant Governor of Rhode Island, 2014|
|Republican||Catherine Terry Taylor||33.8%||105,305|
|Election Results via State of Rhode Island.|
|Lieutenant Governor of Rhode Island, Democratic Primary, 2014|
|Election Results via Rhode Island Board of Elections.|
|Lieutenant Governor of Rhode Island, Republican Primary, 2014|
|Catherine Terry Taylor||66.7%||17,722|
|Election Results via Rhode Island Board of Elections.|
Daniel McKee (D) and Catherine Terry Taylor (R) made public statements about the major issues facing Rhode Island in the future. The following sections quote these statements verbatim from candidate websites.
Rhode Islanders are sick of the status quo. They are sick of politics as usual from their State officials, and they are sick of their cities and towns being under represented. They are demanding a new style of leadership, one that brings fresh ideas to the table and will put Rhode Island back on the path to long-term financial stability.
As lieutenant governor I will focus on three main issues: improving our schools, making our streets safer, and creating better economic opportunities for all Rhode Island families. I will do this by bringing fresh ideas to the table and working with community leaders across the state to modernize Rhode Island’s job creation, tax and education policies.
As a small-business owner myself, I know first-hand the burdens of running your own business, and, frankly, I’m tired of Rhode Island being the first into economic downturns and the last one out.
I believe it should be our priority to get as many of our taxes inline with our neighboring states as possible. Too much tax revenue is being lost to Massachusetts and Connecticut because it’s cheaper to buy things across state lines.
I believe that improving education is the key to getting Rhode Island’s economy moving again. As an elected official and community leader, I have worked tirelessly to improve public education and ensure that every Rhode Island child has access to a great education. 
—Daniel McKee's campaign website, (2014) 
Why I’m running As a citizen and a taxpayer, I want to ensure that the job of Lieutenant Governor is performed in a way that is of maximum value to us. I have the knowledge and experience to provide that value.
Why I’m running as a Republican
What is missing from Rhode Island
The Big Picture
What I will do
—Catherine Terry Taylor's campaign website, (2014) 
|Lieutenant Governor of Rhode Island|
|Poll||Daniel McKee (D)||Catherine Terry Taylor (R)||William Gilbert (M)||Tony Jones (L)||Undecided||Margin of Error||Sample Size|
October 6-9, 2014
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|Rhode Island Lieutenant Governor, 2010|
|Democratic||Elizabeth Roberts Incumbent||54.5%||175,640|
|Cool Moose||Robert Healey||39.2%||126,063|
|Election Results via Rhode Island Board of Elections|
On November 7, 2006, Elizabeth H. Roberts won election to the office of Rhode Island Lieutenant Governor. She defeated Reginald A. Centracchio (R) and Robert J. Healey, Jr. (Cool Moose) in the general election.
|Rhode Island Lieutenant Governor, 2006|
|Democratic||Elizabeth H. Roberts||53.1%||202,659|
|Republican||Reginald A. Centracchio||33.5%||128,011|
|Cool Moose||Robert J. Healey, Jr.||13.4%||51,220|
|Election Results Via: Rhode Island Board of Elections|
Comprehensive donor information for this election has been collected by Follow the Money. Based on available campaign finance records, the candidates raised a raised a total of $1,157,840 during the election. This information was last updated on April 6, 2015.
|Campaign Contribution Totals|
|Dan McKee||Rhode Island Lieutenant Governor||$445,332|
|Catherine Terry Taylor||Rhode Island Lieutenant Governor||$417,592|
|Frank Ferri||Rhode Island Lieutenant Governor||$173,452|
|Ralph Mollis||Rhode Island Lieutenant Governor||$121,324|
|Kara Young||Rhode Island Lieutenant Governor||$140|
|Thomas David Gallant||Rhode Island Lieutenant Governor||$0|
|Tony Jones||Rhode Island Lieutenant Governor||$0|
|Grand Total Raised||$1,157,840|
|June 25, 2014||Filing deadline|
|September 9, 2014||Primary election|
|November 4, 2014||General election|
|November 12, 2014||Last day for recount requests|
|January 6, 2015||Inaugurations for executive officials|
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- Lieutenant Governor of Rhode Island
- Rhode Island state executive official elections, 2014
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- Rhode Island Board of Elections Website, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed January 3, 2014
- Rhode Island Public Radio, "McKee Organizes in Race for Lieutenant Governor," July 25, 2013
- Rhode Island Public Radio, "Catherine Taylor Joins Race for Lieutenant Governor," June 10, 2014
- Libertarian Party of Rhode Island, "2014 Candidates," accessed June 19, 2014
- Rhode Island Secretary of State, "Candidates," accessed June 27, 2014
- Rhode Island Public Radio, "Mollis Intends to Run For Lieutenant Governor in 2014," July 29, 2013
- Ferri Lt Governor, "Home," accessed June 19, 2014
- Rhode Island Secretary of State, "Candidates," accessed September 9, 2014
- Rhode Island Public Radio, "Josh Miller Decides Against 2014 Run for Lieutenant Governor," July 22, 2013
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
- McKee for LG, "Issues," accessed October 24, 2014
- Taylor for Lieutenant Governor, "Issues," accessed October 24, 2014
- Follow the Money, "Overview of Rhode Island 2014 elections," accessed April 7, 2015
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