Rhode Island down ballot state executive elections, 2014

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Rhode Island Down Ballot State Executive Elections

Primary Date:
September 9, 2014

General Election Date:
November 4, 2014

Rhode Island State Executive Elections
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One down ballot state executive position was up for election in the state of Rhode Island in 2014. The lone down ballot office on the ballot in 2014 was the Rhode Island Treasurer. The general election took place November 4, 2014.

Incumbent Gina Raimondo (D) did not file for re-election in 2014, opting instead to run for governor. Newcomer Seth Magaziner (D) faced independent candidate and former auditor general Ernest Almonte in the general election. Seth Magaziner won election to a four-year term.

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.[1]



General election

Democratic Party Seth Magaziner - Research analyst at Trillium Asset Management[2][3]Green check mark transparent.png
Independent Ernest Almonte - former Auditor General[4][5]

Filed for other office

Democratic Party Gina Raimondo - Incumbent

Lost in primary

Democratic Party Frank Caprio - former General Treasurer 2007-2011[6]


Primary election

Democratic primary
Rhode Island Treasurer, Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngSeth Magaziner 66.5% 80,378
Frank Caprio 33.5% 40,402
Total Votes 120,780
Election Results via Rhode Island Board of Elections.
Republican primary
  • Uncontested

General election

Rhode Island Treasurer, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSeth Magaziner 57.1% 175,902
     Independent Ernest Almonte 42.7% 131,423
     Nonpartisan Write-in votes 0.2% 588
Total Votes 307,913
Election Results via State of Rhode Island.


The treasurer serves as the state's chief banker. This official is responsible for receiving and disbursing all state funds, issuing general obligation notes and bonds, managing the investments of state funds and overseeing the retirement system for state employees, teachers and some municipal employees. The treasurer also manages the unclaimed property division, the crime victim compensation program and the CollegeBound fund.[7]

Past elections


Rhode Island General Treasurer, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngGina Raimondo 62.1% 201,625
     Republican Kernan F. King 37.9% 122,860
Total Votes 324,485
Election Results via Rhode Island Board of Elections

Campaign finance

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 $1,813,330 during the election. This information was last updated on April 6, 2015.[8]

Campaign Contribution Totals
Candidate Office Result Contributions
Seth MagazinerDemocratic Party Rhode Island Treasurer Won $1,333,611
Ernest AlmonteIndependent Rhode Island Treasurer Defeated $380,699
Frank CaprioDemocratic Party Rhode Island Treasurer Defeated $99,020
Grand Total Raised $1,813,330

Key deadlines

Deadline Event
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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