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Rodney Driver

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Rodney Driver
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Rhode Island House District 39
Former member
In office
2009-2011
PartyDemocratic
Prior offices
Rhode Island House of Representatives
1987 - 1994
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Minnesota, 1953
Master'sUniversity of Minnesota, 1955
Ph.D.University of Minnesota, 1960
CandidateVerification
Rodney Driver (b. July 1, 1932) is a former Democratic member of the Rhode Island House of Representatives, representing District 39 from 2009 to 2011.

Driver was a member of the Dwight D. Eisenhower Campaign in 1952. In 1986, he was a delegate at the Rhode Island Constitutional Convention. He then served in the Rhode Island House of Representatives from 1987 to 1994. Driver ran for election to the United States House of Representatives in 1998, 2000, 2002 and 2006, but was never elected.

Biography

Driver earned his B.S. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Minnesota in 1953 and 1955, respectively and earned his Ph.D. in Mathematics from the University of Minnesota in 1960. His professional experience includes working as a Research Mathematician for the following institutions: The Research Institute for Advanced Studies from 1960 to 1961, the Math Research Center at the University of Wisconsin - Madison from 1961 to 1962 and Sandia National Laboratories from 1962 to 1969. He then worked as a Professor of Mathematics at the University of Rhode Island from 1969 to 1998.[1]

Committee assignments

While a member of the Rhode Island House of Representatives, Driver served on the following committees:

Elections

2010

See also: Rhode Island House of Representatives elections, 2010

Driver did not seek re-election in 2010.

2008

See also: Rhode Island House of Representatives elections, 2008

In 2008, Driver was elected to the Rhode Island House District 39. Driver (D) finished with 3,695 votes while his opponent David Hathaway (R) finished with 3,385 votes.[2] Driver raised $15,102 for his campaign fund.[3]

Rhode Island House District 39
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Rodney Driver (D) 3,695
David Hathaway (R) 3,385

Campaign donors

Listed below are the four largest contributors to Rodney Driver's 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
Rod Driver $11,000
Henrietta Goelet $1,000
John Goelet $1,000
Prof Donald Tufts $1,000

Personal

Driver and his wife, Carole, have three children.[1]

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Rhode Island House of Representatives - District 39
2009–2011
Succeeded by
Larry Valencia (D)