Agostinho Silva

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Agostinho Silva
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Rhode Island House of Representatives District 56
Incumbent
In office
2007 - Present
Term ends
January 6, 2015
Years in position 7
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$14,947.34/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2006
Term limitsN/A
Personal
ProfessionOperations Manager
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Agostinho F. Silva (b. November 5, 1963) is a Democratic member of the Rhode Island House of Representatives, representing District 56. He was first elected to the chamber in 2006. He currently serves as Deputy Majority Leader.

Silva is a former member of the District Board of Trustees for the City of Central Falls. He also served on the Central Falls City Council in the past.

Biography

Silva attended the Community College of Rhode Island. His professional experience includes working as an operations manager.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Rhode Island Committee Assignments, 2013
Finance, Co-Vice Chair
Rules

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Silva served on these committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Silva served on these committees:

Elections

2012

See also: Rhode Island House of Representatives elections, 2012

Silva won re-election in the 2012 election for Rhode Island House of Representatives District 56. He defeated Joseph L Faria in the September 11 Democratic primary and was unopposed in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3][4]

Rhode Island House of Representatives, District 56, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngAgostinho Silva Incumbent 97.5% 2,149
     Other Write-in 2.5% 54
Total Votes 2,203
Rhode Island House of Representatives, District 56 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngAgostinho Silva Incumbent 64.6% 534
Joseph Faria 35.4% 292
Total Votes 826

2010

See also: Rhode Island House of Representatives elections, 2010

Silva won re-election to the 56th District seat in 2010. He defeated Phillip St. Pierre, Jr. in the September 14 Democratic primary election and faced no opposition in the general election on November 2, 2010.[5][6]

Rhode Island House District 56
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Agostinho Silva (D) 1223

2008

See also: Rhode Island House of Representatives elections, 2008

In 2008, Silva was elected to the Rhode Island House District 56. Silva (D) ran unopposed and finished with 2,065 votes.[7] Silva raised $8,235 for his campaign fund.[8]

Rhode Island House District 56
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Agostinho Silva (D) 2,065

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Agostinho Silva is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Agostinho Silva raised a total of $52,828 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 9, 2013.[9]

Agostinho Silva's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Rhode Island House of Representatives, District 56 Won $16,925
2010 Rhode Island House of Representatives, District 56 Won $17,085
2008 Rhode Island House of Representatives, District 56 Won $8,235
2006 Rhode Island House of Representatives, District 56 Won $10,583
Grand Total Raised $52,828

2012

Agostinho Silva won re-election to the Rhode Island House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Agostinho Silva raised a total of $16,925.
Rhode Island House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Agostinho Silva's campaign in 2012
Silva, Agostinho F$5,000
Petrarca, Sandra$1,250
Democratic Leadership Pac$500
RI BCO$500
Rampove, Mutolns$500
Total Raised in 2012$16,925
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Agostinho Silva won re-election to the Rhode Island House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Agostinho Silva raised a total of $17,085.

2008

Agostinho Silva won re-election to the Rhode Island House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Agostinho Silva raised a total of $8,235.

2006

Agostinho Silva won election to the Rhode Island House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Agostinho Silva raised a total of $10,583.

Scorecards

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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.

  • Legislators are scored based on their votes on bills related to civil liberties.
  • Legislators are scored based on votes on government reform.
  • Legislators are scored based on their votes on bills deemed to have an effect on free-market, small-government, or constitutional principles.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key small business issues.

2011-2012

In 2011, the Rhode Island General Assembly was in session from January 4 to July 1. In 2012, the Rhode Island General Assembly was in session from January 3 to June 13.

  • Legislators were scored based on 14 pieces of legislation, ranging from matters on clean water, to state energy policies.
  • Legislators were scored based on votes on government reform.
  • Legislators were scored based on their votes on bills deemed to have an effect on free-market, small-government, or constitutional principles.

Personal

Silva and his wife, Filomena, have four children.[1]

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