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Rhode Island State Senate elections, 2000

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Elections for the office of Rhode Island State Senate consisted of a primary election on September 12, 2000 and a general election on November 7, 2000.

Qualifications

Article III of the Rhode Island Constitution describes the requirements to hold office.

Campaign contributions

See also: State-by-state comparison of donations to state senate campaigns

This chart shows how many candidates ran for state senate in Rhode Island in past years and the cumulative amount of campaign contributions in state senate races, including contributions in both primary and general election contests. All figures come from Follow The Money.[1]

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2012 80 $1,693,685
2010 98 $2,009,724
2008 74 $1,785,520
2006 70 $1,987,554
2004 78 $2,028,107
2002 71 $782,693
2000 74 $499,599

During the 2000 election, the total contributions to the 74 Senate candidates was $499,599. The top 10 contributors were:[2]

2000 Donors, Rhode Island State Senate
Donor Amount
Sheehan, James C $20,825
Hunter, Brian $11,150
National Rifle Association $10,165
Garabedian, Aram G $10,000
Rhode Island Brotherhood of Correctional Officers $9,200
Rhode Island Laborers $8,650
Kelly, Paul S $8,450
International Brotherhood of Teamsters $7,660
Montalbano, Joseph $7,545
Senate Democratic Cmte of Rhode Island $7,000

List of candidates

District 1

Democratic Party September 12 Democratic primary:
  • Rhoda E. Perry: 1,043 Approveda
Republican Party September 12 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Independent Independent candidate:
  • Daniel J. Grzych Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Rhoda E. Perry: 3,069 Green check mark transparent.png
Independent Daniel J. Grzych: 880

District 2

Democratic Party September 12 Democratic primary:
  • John M. Roney: 943 Approveda
Republican Party September 12 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party John M. Roney: 4,153 Green check mark transparent.png

District 3

Democratic Party September 12 Democratic primary:
  • Rhoda E. Perry: 1,935 Approveda
Republican Party September 12 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Rhoda E. Perry: 6,602 Green check mark transparent.png

District 4

Democratic Party September 12 Democratic primary:
  • Dominick J. Ruggerio: 970 Approveda
Republican Party September 12 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Dominick J. Ruggerio: 4,385 Green check mark transparent.png

District 5

Democratic Party September 12 Democratic primary:
  • Catherine E. Graziano: 2,781 Approveda
Republican Party September 12 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Catherine E. Graziano: 5,993 Green check mark transparent.png

District 6

Democratic Party September 12 Democratic primary:
  • V. Susan Sosnowski: 1,140 Approveda
Republican Party September 12 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party V. Susan Sosnowski: 6,987 Green check mark transparent.png

District 7

Democratic Party September 12 Democratic primary:
  • David V. Igliozzi: 1,579 Approveda
Republican Party September 12 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party David V. Igliozzi: 4,458 Green check mark transparent.png

District 8

Democratic Party September 12 Democratic primary:
  • Frank T. Caprio: 946 Approveda
Republican Party September 12 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Frank T. Caprio: 2,982 Green check mark transparent.png

District 9

Democratic Party September 12 Democratic primary:
  • Charles D. Walton: 1,014 Approveda
Republican Party September 12 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Charles D. Walton: 2,850 Green check mark transparent.png

District 10

Democratic Party September 12 Democratic primary:
  • Robert T. Kells: 1,280 Approveda
  • Juan M. Pichardo: 1,186
Republican Party September 12 GOP primary:
  • Sonya Zecchin O'Hara Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Robert T. Kells: 3,310 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Sonya Zecchin O'Hara: 341

District 11

Democratic Party September 12 Democratic primary:
  • Elizabeth H. Roberts: 1,331 Approveda
Republican Party September 12 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Independent Independent candidate:
  • Marion J. McGair Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Elizabeth H. Roberts: 5,109 Green check mark transparent.png
Independent Marion J. McGair: 1,553

District 12

Democratic Party September 12 Democratic primary:
  • Hanna M. Gallo: 1,453 Approveda
Republican Party September 12 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Independent Independent candidate:
  • Edward V. Marrapese Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Hanna M. Gallo: 5,109 Green check mark transparent.png
Independent Edward V. Marrapese: 2,189

District 13

Democratic Party September 12 Democratic primary:
  • Thomas J. Izzo: 1,363 Approveda
Republican Party September 12 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Thomas J. Izzo: 6,886 Green check mark transparent.png

District 14

Democratic Party September 12 Democratic primary:
  • John J. Casey: 747
  • Aram G. Garabedian: 1,560 Approveda
Republican Party September 12 GOP primary:
  • Kimberly J. Manchester Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Aram G. Garabedian: 6,297 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Kimberly J. Manchester: 2,101

District 15

Democratic Party September 12 Democratic primary:
  • James M. Donelan: 1,608 Approveda
  • Barbara K. Gautieri: 716
Republican Party September 12 GOP primary:
  • Edward J. Lawrence: 5 Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party James M. Donelan: 5,767 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Edward J. Lawrence: 2,398

District 16

Democratic Party September 12 Democratic primary:
  • Michael J. McCaffrey: 1,786 Approveda
Republican Party September 12 GOP primary:
  • Saleh Shahid: 13 Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Michael J. McCaffrey: 6,476 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Saleh Shahid: 1,984

District 17

Democratic Party September 12 Democratic primary:
  • William A. Walaska: 1,704 Approveda
Republican Party September 12 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party William A. Walaska: 6,373 Green check mark transparent.png

District 18

Democratic Party September 12 Democratic primary:
  • John C. Revens, Jr.: 1,466 Approveda
Republican Party September 12 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party John C. Revens, Jr.: 7,116 Green check mark transparent.png

District 19

Democratic Party September 12 Democratic primary:
  • Stephen D. Alves: 832 Approveda
Republican Party September 12 GOP primary:
  • Alan G. Palazzo Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Stephen D. Alves: 4,440 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Alan G. Palazzo: 2,393

District 20

Democratic Party September 12 Democratic primary:
  • Leonidas P. Raptakis: 886 Approveda
Republican Party September 12 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Leonidas P. Raptakis: 5,838 Green check mark transparent.png

District 21

Democratic Party September 12 Democratic primary:
  • Frank R. Palin: 549
  • Michael G. Reeves: 736 Approveda
Republican Party September 12 GOP primary:
  • Leo R. Blais Approveda
Reform Party Reform Party candidate:
  • Victor G. Moffitt Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Michael G. Reeves: 3,652
Republican Party Leo R. Blais: 4,223 Green check mark transparent.png
Reform Party Victor G. Moffitt: 1,791

District 22

Democratic Party September 12 Democratic primary:
  • J. Michael Lenihan: 1,257 Approveda
Republican Party September 12 GOP primary:
  • S.G. Payne: 425 Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party J. Michael Lenihan: 6,907 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party S.G. Payne: 3,855

District 23

Democratic Party September 12 Democratic primary:
  • James C. Sheehan: 1,103 Approveda
Republican Party September 12 GOP primary:
  • John A. Patterson Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party James C. Sheehan: 5,431 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party John A. Patterson: 4,235

District 24

Democratic Party September 12 Democratic primary:
  • Patrick McDonald: 1,421 Approveda
Republican Party September 12 GOP primary:
  • Lawrence L. Goldberg Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Patrick McDonald: 5,940 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Lawrence L. Goldberg: 3,881

District 25

Democratic Party September 12 Democratic primary:
  • Donna M. Walsh: 687 Approveda
Republican Party September 12 GOP primary:
  • John O. Matson Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Donna M. Walsh: 5,424 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party John O. Matson: 4,093

District 26

Democratic Party September 12 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Republican Party September 12 GOP primary:
  • Dennis L. Algiere Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Republican Party Dennis L. Algiere: 7,474 Green check mark transparent.png

District 27

Democratic Party September 12 Democratic primary:
  • Paul W. Fogarty: 601 Approveda
Republican Party September 12 GOP primary:
  • Jeffrey H. Bowie Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Paul W. Fogarty: 5,488 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Jeffrey H. Bowie: 1,999

District 28

Democratic Party September 12 Democratic primary:
  • William P. Tocco, Jr.: 2,742
  • Joseph M. Polisena: 3,395 Approveda
Republican Party September 12 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Joseph M. Polisena: 7,958 Green check mark transparent.png

District 29

Democratic Party September 12 Democratic primary:
  • John J. Tassoni: 718 Approveda
Republican Party September 12 GOP primary:
  • Michael J. Flynn: 162 Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party John J. Tassoni: 4,580 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Michael J. Flynn: 4,430

District 30

Democratic Party September 12 Democratic primary:
  • Paul S. Kelly: 619 Approveda
Republican Party September 12 GOP primary:
  • Suzanne E. Pouliot Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Paul S. Kelly: 4,968 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Suzanne E. Pouliot: 3,205

District 31

Democratic Party September 12 Democratic primary:
  • Marc A. Cote: 531 Approveda
Republican Party September 12 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Marc A. Cote: 3,638 Green check mark transparent.png

District 32

Democratic Party September 12 Democratic primary:
  • Roger Badeau: 758 Approveda
Republican Party September 12 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Roger Badeau: 4,894 Green check mark transparent.png

District 33

Democratic Party September 12 Democratic primary:
  • Daniel P. Connors: 3,422 Approveda
Republican Party September 12 GOP primary:
  • Faith P. Walsh Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Daniel P. Connors: 6,309 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Faith P. Walsh: 3,059

District 34

Democratic Party September 12 Democratic primary:
  • Brian M. Hunter: 1,661 Approveda
  • Robert D. Oster: 1,048
  • James B. Spooner: 331
Republican Party September 12 GOP primary:
  • Arthur H. Fletcher: 638 Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Brian M. Hunter: 6,909 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Arthur H. Fletcher: 4,047

District 35

Democratic Party September 12 Democratic primary:
  • Daniel J. Issa: 832 Approveda
Republican Party September 12 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Daniel J. Issa: 3,320 Green check mark transparent.png

District 36

Democratic Party September 12 Democratic primary:
  • John A. Celona: 4,856 Approveda
Republican Party September 12 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party John A. Celona: 8,167 Green check mark transparent.png

District 37

Democratic Party September 12 Democratic primary:
  • Joseph A. Montalbano: 1,672 Approveda
Republican Party September 12 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Joseph A. Montalbano: 4,506 Green check mark transparent.png

District 38

Democratic Party September 12 Democratic primary:
  • John F. McBurney, III: 865 Approveda
Republican Party September 12 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party John F. McBurney, III: 3,805 Green check mark transparent.png

District 39

Democratic Party September 12 Democratic primary:
  • William V. Irons: 1,073 Approveda
Republican Party September 12 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party William V. Irons: 5,816 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Paul A. Dinsmore: 1,426

District 40

Democratic Party September 12 Democratic primary:
  • Thomas R. Coderre: 881 Approveda
Republican Party September 12 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Independent Independent candidate:
  • Sandra J. Mellen Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Thomas R. Coderre: 3,265 Green check mark transparent.png
Independent Sandra J. Mellen: 2,004

District 41

Democratic Party September 12 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Republican Party September 12 GOP primary:
  • Kevin A. Breene: 217 Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Republican Party Kevin A. Breene: 7,137 Green check mark transparent.png

District 42

Democratic Party September 12 Democratic primary:
  • Daniel DaPonte: 1,196 Approveda
Republican Party September 12 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Daniel DaPonte: 4,664 Green check mark transparent.png

District 43

Democratic Party September 12 Democratic primary:
  • Michael J. Damiani: 948 Approveda
Republican Party September 12 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Michael J. Damiani: 5,867 Green check mark transparent.png

District 44

Democratic Party September 12 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Republican Party September 12 GOP primary:
  • David E. Bates Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Republican Party David E. Bates: 7,263 Green check mark transparent.png

District 45

Democratic Party September 12 Democratic primary:
  • Thomas E. Skuba: 733 Approveda
Republican Party September 12 GOP primary:
  • Mary A. Parella Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Thomas E. Skuba: 2,428
Republican Party Mary A. Parella: 5,299 Green check mark transparent.png

District 46

Democratic Party September 12 Democratic primary:
  • Walter S. Felag, Jr.: 747 Approveda
Republican Party September 12 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Walter S. Felag, Jr.: 6,486 Green check mark transparent.png

District 47

Democratic Party September 12 Democratic primary:
  • Willam Enos: 738 Approveda
Republican Party September 12 GOP primary:
  • Karen F. Carroll Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party William Enos: 6,427 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Karen F. Carroll: 2,734

District 48

Democratic Party September 12 Democratic primary:
  • Steven C. Aten: 516 Approveda
Republican Party September 12 GOP primary:
  • June N. Gibbs Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Steven C. Aten: 2,622
Republican Party June N. Gibbs: 6,027 Green check mark transparent.png

District 49

Democratic Party September 12 Democratic primary:
  • M. Teresa Paiva-Weed: 565 Approveda
Republican Party September 12 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party M. Teresa Paiva-Weed: 4,665 Green check mark transparent.png

District 50

Democratic Party September 12 Democratic primary:
  • J. Clement Cicilline: 667 Approveda
Republican Party September 12 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party J. Clement Cicilline: 5,101 Green check mark transparent.png

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