|Rhode Island House of Representatives, District 32|
|January 2, 2017|
|Years in position||2|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 8, 2016|
|Bachelor's||University of Rhode Island|
|J.D.||New England School of Law|
Craven earned his B.A. from the University of Rhode Island in 1980 and his J.D. from the New England School of Law in 1983. His professional experience includes working as an attorney at Robert E. Craven and Associates and as an assistant solicitor for the Town of Charlestown and the City of East Providence.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Craven served on the following committees:
|Rhode Island Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Small Business|
Craven's campaign website highlighted the following issues:
If re-elected, I intend on:
- Excerpt: "Revamping economic development corporations"
- Excerpt: "Introducing and passing legislation to create jobs in the Quonset Industrial Park"
- Excerpt: "Support public education"
- Excerpt: "Strictly enforce existing caps on property tax"
- Excerpt: "Pass legislation to create an enterprise zone tax incentive to revive the Wickford business economy"
Elections for the office of Rhode Island House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on September 9, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 25, 2014. Incumbent Robert Craven was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Sharon Gamba was unopposed in the Republican primary. Craven defeated Gamba in the general election.
|Rhode Island House of Representatives, District 32, General Election, 2014|
|Democratic||Robert Craven Incumbent||52%||3,111|
Craven won election in the 2012 election for Rhode Island House of Representatives District 32. Craven was unopposed in the September 11 Democratic primary and defeated incumbent Laurence Ehrhardt (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Rhode Island House of Representatives, District 32, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Robert Craven Sr.||54%||4,067|
|Republican||Laurence Ehrhardt Incumbent||45.7%||3,440|
Comprehensive donor information for Robert Craven is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Robert Craven raised a total of $10,280 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 2, 2013.
|Robert Craven's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Rhode Island House of Representatives, District 32||$10,280|
|Grand Total Raised||$10,280|
2012Robert Craven won election to the Rhode Island House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Robert Craven raised a total of $10,280.
|Rhode Island House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Robert Craven's campaign in 2012|
|National Education Association Rhode Island||$750|
|Coventry Teachers Alliance||$300|
|Rhode Island Council 94||$300|
|Total Raised in 2012||$10,280|
|Source:Follow the Money|
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- Rhode Island Center for Freedom and Prosperity: 2013 Session Freedom Index
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- National Federation of Independent Business in New York: 2013-2014 Voting Record
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Craven and his wife, Susan, have two sons.
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- Profile from the Rhode Island House of Representatives
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- Robert Craven on Facebook
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
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- Campaign contributions: 2012
- Project Vote Smart, "Rep. Craven," accessed June 10, 2014
- Facebook.com, "About:Elect Bob Craven - RI District 32 Representative," accessed October 20, 2014
- Rhode Island Secretary of State, "Candidates for Representative in General Assembly," accessed June 30, 2014
- Rhode Island Secretary of State, "2014 Statewide Primary Results: Representative in General Assembly," accessed September 26, 2014
- Rhode Island Board of Elections, "Official 2014 general election results," accessed December 4, 2014
- Candidates in Upcoming Elections, "Rhode Island Secretary of State," accessed July 10, 2012
- State of Rhode Island Board of Elections, "2012 Statewide Primary Results," accessed June 10, 2014
- State of Rhode Island Board of Elections, "2012 Statewide General Election Results," accessed June 10, 2014
- followthemoney.org, "Craven, Robert," accessed August 2, 2013
Laurence Ehrhardt (R)
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