Steve Archambault

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Steve Archambault
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Rhode Island State Senate District 22
Incumbent
In office
2013-Present
Term ends
January 6, 2015
Years in position 1
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$14,947.34/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sAmerican University
Master'sSalver Regina University
J.D.Roger Williams School of Law
Personal
ProfessionAttorney
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Stephen R. "Steve" Archambault is a Democratic member of the Rhode Island State Senate, representing District 22. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

He was formerly one of the five members that made up the town council for Smithfield, Rhode Island.

Biography

Archambault earned his B.A. from American University, his M.S. from Salver Regina University and his J.D. from Roger Williams School of Law. His professional experience includes working as an attorney at the Law Offices of Stephen R. Archambault.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Archambault served on the following committees:

Rhode Island Committee Assignments, 2013
Environment & Agriculture
Government Oversight
Judiciary

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Archambault's website highlights the following campaign themes:[2]

"Our Senator Steve Archambault will:

  • Promote job-creating economic development
  • Fight to increase the minimum wage
  • Stand up for fiscal responsibility
  • Oppose special insider deals like 38 Studios
  • Work to improve public education
  • Oppose unfair rate hikes by health insurers
  • Hold the line on taxes"

Elections

2014

See also: Rhode Island State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Rhode Island State Senate will consist of a primary election on September 9, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 25, 2014. Incumbent Steve Archambault will face David Fasteson in the Democratic primary, while Hasan Alsawaf is unopposed in the Republican primary.[3]

2012

See also: Rhode Island State Senate elections, 2012

Archambault won election to District 22 of the Rhode Island State Senate. He was unopposed in the Democratic primary on September 11, 2012. Richard A. Poirier was unopposed in the Republican primary. Archambault defeated Poirier in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5][6]

Rhode Island State Senate, District 22, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngStephen R. Archambault 59% 7,389
     Republican Richard A. Poirier 40.8% 5,107
     Other Write-in 0.2% 22
Total Votes 12,518

2010

See also: Rhode Island Attorney General election, 2010

On May 28, 2009, Archambault announced his candidacy for the statewide office of attorney general, the seat being vacated by Patrick Lynch, who was barred by state term limit laws from running for a third consecutive term in office. Archambault, however, failed to secure the party nomination on Tuesday, September 14, 2010, after receiving a little over thirty-three percent of the vote.[7]

2010 Race for Attorney General - Democratic Primary
Candidates Percentage
Green check mark.jpg Peter Kilmartin (D) 39.9%
Stephen R. Archambault (D) 33.3%
Joseph M. Fernandez (D) 26.7%
Total votes 94,851

2008

2008 Race for Smithfield Town Council (Top 5 Candidates)[8]
Candidates Percentage
Green check mark.jpg Stephen R. Archambault (D) 10.9%
Green check mark.jpg S. Jean Cerroni (D) 10.7%
Green check mark.jpg Michael J. Flynn (R) 10.5%
Green check mark.jpg Ronald F. Manni (R) 9.5%
Green check mark.jpg Maxine A. Cavanagh (R) 9.4%
Bernard A. Hawkins (D) 9.3%
David M. Fanning (D) 9.0%
Richard A. Poirier (R) 8.9%
Michael James Coutu (R) 6.0%
Ernest V. Begin (Ind.) 4.0%
Stephen G. Tocco (Ind.) 3.9%
Robert J. Esposito (Ind.) 3.9%
A. Robert LaBrie (Ind.) 3.9%
Total votes 44,046

2006

2006 Race for Smithfield Town Council (Top 5 Candidates)[9]
Candidates Percentage
Green check mark.jpg Stephen G. Tocco (D) 12.3%
Green check mark.jpg Stephen R. Archambault (D) 11.2%
Green check mark.jpg Bernard A. Hawkins (D) 10.9%
Green check mark.jpg Michael J. Flynn (R) 10.8%
Green check mark.jpg Ronald F. Manni (R) 10.5%
Richard A. Poirier (R) 9.7%
Maxine A. Cavanagh (R) 9.4%
Joseph L. Chiodo (D) 8.8%
Rudolph A. D'Agostino (R) 8.5%
Robert A. Goralski (D) 8.0%
Total votes 40,995

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Steve Archambault is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Steve Archambault raised a total of $385,536 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 26, 2013.[10]

Steve Archambault's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Rhode Island State Senate, District 22 Won $33,475
2010 Attorney General of Rhode Island Defeated $352,061
Grand Total Raised $385,536

2012

Steve Archambault won election to the to the Rhode Island State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Steve Archambault raised a total of $33,475.
to the Rhode Island State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Steve Archambault's campaign in 2012
Petrarca, John H$1,250
Operating Engineers Local 57$1,000
Rhode Island Association for Justice$1,000
Dermer, Daniel$1,000
Rhode Island Senate Democrats$500
Total Raised in 2012$33,475
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Steve Archambault lost the election for the Attorney General of Rhode Island in 2010. During that election cycle, Steve Archambault raised a total of $352,061.

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2013-2014

In 2013, the Rhode Island General Assembly was in session from January 1 to July 5. In 2014, the Rhode Island General Assembly was in session from January 7 to June 23.

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Political offices
Preceded by
John Tassoni (D)
Rhode Island State Senate District 22
2013–present
Succeeded by
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