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Rhode Island State Senate elections, 2008

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Elections for the office of Rhode Island State Senate consisted of a primary election on September 9, 2008 and a general election on November 4, 2008.

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 2008 election, the total contributions to the 74 Senate candidates was $1,785,520. The top 10 contributors were:[2]

2008 Donors, Rhode Island State Senate
Donor Amount
Mckenna, Keven A $47,945
Oneill, Edward J $25,327
Rhode Island Laborers $21,700
Pagliarini Jr, John A $19,250
Rhode Island Troopers Association $17,900
Rhode Island Carpenters $16,250
Rhode Island Brotherhood of Correctional Officers $16,250
Rhode Island Laborers Public Employees $16,195
Rhode Island Education Association $13,475
Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 51 $13,100

List of candidates

District 1

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary:
  • Maryellen Goodwin: 986 Approveda
  • Keven A. McKenna: 452
Republican Party September 9 GOP primary:
  • Anthony F. Demings Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Maryellen Goodwin: 5,631 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Anthony F. Demings: 1,003

District 2

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary:
  • Maryelyn Alba-Acevedo: 417
  • Juan M. Pichardo: 1,279 Approveda
Republican Party September 9 GOP primary:
  • Brian P. Mayben Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Juan M. Pichardo: 5,669 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Brian P. Mayben: 614

District 3

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary:
  • Rhoda E. Perry: 1,224 Approveda
Republican Party September 9 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Rhoda E. Perry: 9,105 Green check mark transparent.png

District 4

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary:
  • Dominick J. Ruggerio: 1,338 Approveda
Republican Party September 9 GOP primary:
  • Christine Corene Spaziano Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Dominick J. Ruggerio: 7,759 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Christine Corene Spaziano: 3,318

District 5

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary:
  • Paul V. Jabour: 522 Approveda
Republican Party September 9 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Paul V. Jabour: 5,155 Green check mark transparent.png

District 6

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary:
  • Harold M. Metts: 736 Approveda
Republican Party September 9 GOP primary:
  • Marc R. Coda Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Harold M. Metts: 6,509 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Marc R. Coda: 677

District 7

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary:
  • Frank A. Ciccone, III: 1,114 Approveda
  • Catherine E. Graziano: 920
Republican Party September 9 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Independent Independent candidate:
  • Gregary P. Wright Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Frank A. Ciccone, III: 7,401 Green check mark transparent.png
Independent Gregary P. Wright: 2,182

District 8

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary:
  • James E. Doyle, II: 1,333 Approveda
Republican Party September 9 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party James E. Doyle, II: 7,182 Green check mark transparent.png

District 9

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary:
  • Stephen D. Alves: 977
  • Paul P. Caianiello, Jr.: 110
  • Michael J. Pinga: 994 Approveda
Republican Party September 9 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Michael J. Pinga: 8,889 Green check mark transparent.png

District 10

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary:
  • Walter S. Felag, Jr: 407 Approveda
Republican Party September 9 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Walter S. Felag, Jr.: 9,307 Green check mark transparent.png

District 11

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary:
  • Charles J. Levesque: 859 Approveda
Republican Party September 9 GOP primary:
  • Christopher Scott Ottiano Approveda
Independent Independent candidate:
  • John Stephen Vitkevich Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Charles J. Leveseque: 5,506 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Christopher Scott Ottiano: 5,393
Independent John Stephen Vitkevich: 1,549

District 12

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary:
  • Louis P. DiPalma: 365 Approveda
Republican Party September 9 GOP primary:
  • June N. Gibbs Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Louis P. DiPalma: 6,558 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party June N. Gibbs: 5,955

District 13

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary:
  • M. Teresa Paiva-Weed: 647 Approveda
Republican Party September 9 GOP primary:
  • Donna J. Perry Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party M. Teresa Paiva-Weed: 7,369 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Donna J. Perry: 4,103

District 14

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary:
  • Daniel DaPonte: 1,337 Approveda
Republican Party September 9 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Daniel DaPonte: 8,395 Green check mark transparent.png

District 15

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary:
  • John F. McBurney, III: 1,106 Approveda
Republican Party September 9 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party John F. McBurney, III: 6,260 Green check mark transparent.png

District 16

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary:
  • Elizabeth A. Crowley: 1,162 Approveda
  • Daniel J. Issa: 699
Republican Party September 9 GOP primary:
  • Albert Paul Larivee Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Elizabeth A. Crowley: 4,575 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Albert Paul Larivee: 700

District 17

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary:
  • Joseph A. Montalbano: 1,485 Approveda
Republican Party September 9 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Independent Independent candidate:
  • Edward J. O'Neill Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Joseph A. Montalbano: 5,980
Independent Edward J. O'Neill: 6,773 Green check mark transparent.png

District 18

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary:
  • Joseph A. Botelho, Jr: 269
  • Frank A. Devall, Jr: 1,440 Approveda
  • Isadore S. Ramos: 784
Republican Party September 9 GOP primary:
  • Marcel L. Robert Approveda
Independent Independent candidate:
  • Lynn M. Vargas Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Frank A. Devall, Jr.: 6,411 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Marcel L. Robert: 1,470
Independent Lynn M. Vargas: 3,975

District 19

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary:
  • Daniel P. Connors: 2,773 Approveda
Republican Party September 9 GOP primary:
  • Kathleen E. McCurdy Dennen Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Daniel P. Connors: 7,524 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Kathleen E. McCurdy Dennen: 6,617

District 20

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary:
  • Roger A. Picard: 2,072 Approveda
Republican Party September 9 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Roger A. Picard: 8,657 Green check mark transparent.png

District 21

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary:
  • Salvatore Lombardi: 534 Approveda
Republican Party September 9 GOP primary:
  • Leo R. Blais Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Salvatore Lombardi: 6,554
Republican Party Leo R. Blais: 7,657 Green check mark transparent.png

District 22

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary:
  • John J. Tassoni, Jr.: 543 Approveda
Republican Party September 9 GOP primary:
  • David B. Bibeault Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party John J. Tassoni, Jr.: 8,175 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party David B. Bibeault: 5,095

District 23

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary:
  • Paul W. Fogarty: 1,028 Approveda
Republican Party September 9 GOP primary:
  • Scott P. Rabideau Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Paul W. Fogarty: 7,735 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Scott P. Rabideau: 5,452

District 24

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary:
  • Marc A. Cote: 637 Approveda
Republican Party September 9 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Marc A. Cote: 6,192 Green check mark transparent.png

District 25

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary:
  • Christopher B. Maselli: 2,316 Approveda
Republican Party September 9 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Christopher B. Maselli: 9,791 Green check mark transparent.png

District 26

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary:
  • Beatrice A. Lanzi: 542 Approveda
Republican Party September 9 GOP primary:
  • Sean P. Gately Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Beatrice A. Lanzi: 6,887 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Sean P. Gately: 4,725

District 27

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary:
  • Hanna M. Gallo: 868 Approveda
Republican Party September 9 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Hanna M. Gallo: 9,254 Green check mark transparent.png

District 28

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary:
  • Joshua Miller: 667 Approveda
Republican Party September 9 GOP primary:
  • Robert J. Clarkin Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Joshua Miller: 7,366 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Robert J. Clarkin: 3,992

District 29

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary:
  • Michael J. McCaffrey: 939 Approveda
Republican Party September 9 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Michael J. McCaffrey: 9,740 Green check mark transparent.png

District 30

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary:
  • William A. Walaska: 1,013 Approveda
Republican Party September 9 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party William A. Walaska: 9,256 Green check mark transparent.png

District 31

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary:
  • David A. Bennett: 849
  • Erin P. Lynch: 859 Approveda
Republican Party September 9 GOP primary:
  • Thomas M. Madden Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Erin P. Lynch: 7,775 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Thomas M. Madden: 5,172

District 32

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary:
  • Lawrence J. Signore: 300 Approveda
Republican Party September 9 GOP primary:
  • David E. Bates Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Lawrence J. Signore: 6,647
Republican Party David E. Bates: 6,989 Green check mark transparent.png

District 33

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary:
  • Leonidas P. Raptakis: 692 Approveda
Republican Party September 9 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Leonidas P. Raptakis: 9,736 Green check mark transparent.png

District 34

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Republican Party September 9 GOP primary:
  • Francis T. Maher Approveda
Independent Socialist Party candidate:
  • Jonathan R. Osborne Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Francis T. Maher, Jr.: 9,052 Green check mark transparent.png
Independent Jonathan R. Osborne: 2,494

District 35

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary:
  • Steven Campo: 349
  • J. Michael Lenihan: 833 Approveda
Republican Party September 9 GOP primary:
  • John A. Pagliarini, Jr. Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party J. Michael Leninhan: 7,343 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party John A. Pagliarini, Jr.: 6,685

District 36

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary:
  • Philip F. Fiore: 577
  • James C. Sheehan: 1,997 Approveda
Republican Party September 9 GOP primary:
  • William J. Connelly Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party James C. Sheehan: 8,632 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party William J. Connelly: 5,108

District 37

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary:
  • V. Susan Sosnowski: 1,370 Approveda
Republican Party September 9 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Independent Independent candidate:
  • Malcolm J. MacKenzie Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party V. Susan Sosnowski: 9,876 Green check mark transparent.png
Independent Malcolm J. MacKenzie: 3,933

District 38

Democratic Party September 9 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Republican Party September 9 GOP primary:
  • Dennis L. Algiere Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Dennis L. Algiere: 11,128 Green check mark transparent.png

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