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Elections
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Ballotpedia covers 11 state executive offices in the state of Rhode Island. The executive branch is governed by Article IX of the Rhode Island Constitution.

State executive organization

Executive officials in Rhode Island are part of a three-pronged government structure that includes state legislators and state judges. Article V, Section 1 of the Rhode Island Constitution defines the distribution of powers in the state: "The powers of the government shall be distributed into three separate and distinct departments: the legislative, executive and judicial."

Offices

The following is a list of state executive offices in Rhode Island.

Current officeholders

Note: First appointed or First elected will include a date depending on if the officeholder was appointed or elected.

Name:Party:Current office:Tenure:First AppointedFirst Elected:
Charles FogartyNonpartisan Rhode Island Director of LaborJanuary 2011 – presentDecember 10, 2010
Daniel McKeeElectiondot.png Democratic Lieutenant Governor of Rhode IslandJanuary 2015-presentNovember 4, 2014
Deborah GistNonpartisan Rhode Island Commissioner of EducationJuly 1, 2009-presentJuly 1, 2009
Gina RaimondoElectiondot.png Democratic Governor of Rhode IslandJanuary 6, 2015 - presentNovember 4, 2014
Herbert F. DeSimone, Jr.Nonpartisan Rhode Island Public Utilities CommissionerJune 2013 - PresentJune 2013
Janet CoitNonpartisan Rhode Island Director of Environmental ManagementJanuary 2011-PresentNovember 30, 2010
Kenneth AyarsNonpartisan Rhode Island Commissioner of AgricultureMay 1998-PresentMay 8, 1998
Margaret E. CurranNonpartisan Rhode Island Public Utilities CommissionerMay 29, 2013 - presentMay 29, 2013
Nellie GorbeaElectiondot.png Democratic Rhode Island Secretary of State2015-presentNovember 4, 2014
Paul McGreevyNonpartisan Rhode Island Director of Business RegulationJanuary 2011 – presentNovember 30, 2010
Paul RobertiNonpartisan Rhode Island Public Utilities Commissioner2009 - PresentMay 7, 2009
Peter KilmartinElectiondot.png Democratic Attorney General of Rhode IslandJanuary 4, 2011 - PresentNovember 2, 2010
Seth MagazinerElectiondot.png Democratic Rhode Island General Treasurer2015-presentNovember 4, 2014

Elections

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2015

There are no state executive elections in Rhode Island in 2015.

2014

Five state executive offices were up for election in 2014 including governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general, secretary of state and treasurer.

2013

There were no elections in Rhode Island in 2013.

2012

There were no elections in Rhode Island in 2012.

Corruption analysis

The University of Illinois at Chicago and the Illinois Integrity Initiative used federal data to evaluate levels of corruption in all 50 states plus the District of Columbia. The following table ranks each state based on total convictions and convictions per 10,000 residents of public officials in federal corruption cases between 1976 and 2010.[1]

Corruption statistics, 1976-2010
State Total federal corruption convictions Rank Convictions per 10,000 residents Rank
Alabama
657
14
1.37
8
Alaska
130
38
1.83
4
Arizona
329
25
0.51
39
Arkansas
201
29
0.69
31
California
2,345
2
0.63
35
Colorado
189
32
0.38
45
Connecticut
277
27
0.78
30
Delaware
80
47
0.89
20
Florida
1,762
4
0.94
19
Georgia
807
13
0.83
26
Hawaii
114
40
0.84
25
Idaho
78
48
0.50
40
Illinois
1,828
3
1.42
7
Indiana
419
23
0.65
34
Iowa
148
34
0.49
41
Kansas
152
33
0.53
37
Kentucky
577
16
1.33
10
Louisiana
906
10
2.00
2
Maine
105
41
0.79
28
Maryland
499
20
0.86
22
Massachusetts
562
17
0.86
23
Michigan
655
15
0.66
33
Minnesota
190
31
0.36
47
Mississippi
560
18
1.89
3
Missouri
507
19
0.85
24
Montana
139
36
1.37
9
Nebraska
83
45
0.45
44
Nevada
100
42
0.37
46
New Hampshire
46
49
0.35
48
New Jersey
909
9
1.03
18
New Mexico
139
37
0.68
32
New York
2,522
1
1.30
12
North Carolina
461
22
0.48
42
North Dakota
118
39
1.75
6
Ohio
1,405
7
1.22
15
Oklahoma
472
21
1.26
13
Oregon
91
43
0.24
51
Pennsylvania
1,563
5
1.23
14
Rhode Island
83
46
0.79
29
South Carolina
401
24
0.87
21
South Dakota
144
35
1.77
5
Tennessee
843
12
1.33
11
Texas
1,542
6
0.61
36
Utah
86
44
0.31
49
Vermont
30
51
0.48
43
Virginia
896
11
1.12
17
Washington
200
30
0.30
50
Washington, D.C.
1,005
8
16.70
1
West Virginia
208
28
1.12
16
Wisconsin
295
26
0.52
38
Wyoming
45
50
0.80
27

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