|Rhode Island State Senate District 19|
|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|
|Cumberland School Committee|
|High school||Cumberland High School|
|Profession||Assistant Vice President, finance company|
Pearson attended American University and earned his B.S. in Finance from Providence College. His professional experience includes serving as Assistant Vice President at RBS Citizens.
2015 legislative session
At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Pearson served on the following committees:
|Rhode Island Committee Assignments, 2015|
|• Finance, Secretary|
|• Government Oversight|
|• Housing and Municipal Government|
In the 2013-2014 legislative session, Pearson served on the following committees:
|Rhode Island Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Government Oversight|
|• Special Legislation & Veterans' Affairs|
Elections for the office of Rhode Island State Senate 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 Ryan Pearson was unopposed in the Democratic primary and was unchallenged in the general election.
Pearson won election in the 2012 election for Rhode Island State Senate District 19. He defeated James B. Spooner in the Democratic primary on September 11. Incumbent Bethany Moura ran unopposed in the Republican primary. Pearson defeated Moura and independent Steven T. Orsini in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Rhode Island State Senate, District 19 Democratic Primary, 2012|
Comprehensive donor information for Ryan Pearson is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Ryan Pearson raised a total of $42,785 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 26, 2013.
|Ryan Pearson's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Rhode Island State Senate, District 19||$23,629|
|2010||Rhode Island State Senate, District 19||$19,156|
|Grand Total Raised||$42,785|
2012Ryan Pearson won election to the Rhode Island State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Ryan Pearson raised a total of $23,629.
|Rhode Island State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Ryan Pearson's campaign in 2012|
|International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers||$1,000|
|Rhode Island Senate Democrats||$1,000|
|Providence Fire Fighters Local 799||$1,000|
|Rhode Island Senate Leadership||$1,000|
|Rhode Island Afl-Cio||$1,000|
|Total Raised in 2012||$23,629|
|Source: Follow the Money|
2010Ryan Pearson lost the election for the Rhode Island State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Ryan Pearson raised a total of $19,156.
|Rhode Island State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Ryan Pearson's campaign in 2010|
|Pearson, Ryan William||$2,276|
|Rhode Island Senate Democratic Leadership||$1,500|
|Rhode Island Dental Association||$1,000|
|Connors Campaign Cmte||$1,000|
|Total Raised in 2010||$19,156|
|Source: Follow the Money|
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- American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island: 2013-2014 Voting Record
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- Project Vote Smart, "Biography of Sen. Ryan Pearson," accessed June 6, 2014
- Rhode Island Secretary of State, "Candidates for Senator in General Assembly," accessed June 30, 2014
- Rhode Island Secretary of State, "2014 Statewide Primary Results: Senator 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 5, 2012
- State of Rhode Island Board of Elections, "2012 Statewide Primary Results," accessed June 6, 2014
- State of Rhode Island Board of Elections, "2012 Statewide General Election Results," accessed June 6, 2014
- followthemoney.org, "Pearson, Ryan William," accessed July 26, 2013
Bethany Moura (R)
|Rhode Island State Senate District 19
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